27 April 2012
Last updated at 02:16
American photographer Mitch Dobrowner has won the prestigious L’Iris d’Or award for his series of images entitled Storms.
Open Photographer of the Year title was awarded to Tobias Brauning for his innovative and striking image Dancing Queen, in the split-second category, a new category this year. Inspiration for his image came from pictures of simple water drops on a German DSLR internet forum.
The title of Sony World Photography Awards Youth Award Winner went to Sergey Kolyaskin from Russia, for his image The Last Hero.
David Iberon Boria, from Spain, Professional Category: Architecture: "This a project about the new Cultural Centre Niemeyer in Aviles, Spain. A singular space dominated by the colour white so characteristic of this architect."
Rob Hornstra, from the Netherlands, Professional Category: Arts and Culture: "It's common for restaurants in the Russian tourist resort of Sochi to feature singers who, night after night, rely on a fixed repertoire of Russian chansons."
Manuel Geerinck, from the United States, Professional Category: Conceptual: "In creating photographic images, I am building upon an environment based on the behaviour of assemblages in motion. These photographs represent an extension of research that originally was born in more static painting."
Kasia Bieska, from Poland, Professional Category: Contemporary Issues: "Working in a modelling agency, I have contacts with young girls for whom I am the first link on the road to the fashion industry."
Donald Weber, from Canada, Professional Category: Current Affairs: "Odaka lies on the north-eastern coast of Japan. It was once home to 13,000 people, but today it is almost a ghost town. When the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March (2011) triggered blasts at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a 20km radius exclusion zone was imposed by the Japanese government."
Peter Franck, from Germany, Professional Category: Campaign: "Photographs challenge our visual memory and seduce it. Everything is composition - photography is only one of many means for sparking off associations in the viewer's mind and set stories in motion. In this subtle media setting, the images blur the boundary between photography and painting."
Jacek Kusz, Poland, Professional Category: Nature & Wildlife: "An animal in Wroclaw zoo."
Simon Norfolk, United Kingdom, Professional Category: People: "The Irish war photographer John Burke, of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880), documents a most extraordinary record - and yet he is virtually unknown. In 2011 I went back to Afghanistan to follow in John Burke's footsteps. Loosely re-photographic, the new work is more of an Improvisation On A Theme By John Burke."
Irina Werning, Argentina, Professional Category: Architecture: "I love old photos. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to re-enact them today. I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future."
PALMER+PAWEL, United Kingdom, Professional Category: Sport: "Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport and one of the fastest growing sports today."
Helen Thompson, United Kingdom, Professional Category: Still Life: "This series depicts death row prisoners' last meals. The project was a collaboration with graphic designer Matt Prosser, who used the images to illustrate a mock-up book on the subject. The crime committed by each prisoner was printed on one side of the book, the image on the other, juxtaposing text with image."
Luis Henry Agudelo Cano, Colombia, Professional Category: Travel: "Ten years after the 11 September attacks on New York City, its people and streets are fragments of a melancholy memory while the action of reconstruction continues."