Frederik Buyckx Named Photographer of the Year in 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Posted by on Thursday April 20, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

© Frederik Buyckx, Belgium, 1st Place, Professional, Landscape, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx has won $25,000 as the prize for the Photographer of the Year nomination in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. Buyckx was also the first place winner in the Landscape category, one of the ten professional categories in the competition. According to the World Photography Organization, 127,098 entries were received in the Professional category.

Buyckx, a freelance photographer, won for his series “Without,” which depicts those living in isolation in the Balkans, Scandinavia, and Central Asia. Says Buyckx of the series, it “investigates the struggle against disappearance.”

The other nine category winners include: architecture, Dongni, China; conceptual, Sabine Cattaneo, Switzerland; contemporary issues, Tasneem Alsultan, Saudi Arabia; current affairs, Alessio Romenzi, Italy; daily life, Sandra Hoyn, Germany; natural world, Will Burrard-Lucas, United Kingdom; portraiture, George Mayer, Russian Federation; still life, Henry Agudelo , Columbia and sports, Yuan Peng, China. All winning photographers will receive Sony gear as their prize.

“I hope this award will inspire many more photographers to take pictures that do not simply encompass the terrible aspects of life in these troubled times, but also capture some of the joys and loveliness in each and every environment,” says chair of judges Zelda Cheatle in a prepared statement.

Other judges include Aïda Muluneh, Addis Foto Fest (Ethiopia); Allegra Cordero di Montezemolo, Centro de la Imagen (Mexico); Denis Curti, curator and journalist (Italy); Russ O’Connell, The Sunday Times Magazine, (United Kingdom); and Françoise Callier, Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops (France).

A full list of winners in the Open and Student categories can be found on worldphoto.org

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