February 9, 2012
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Whilst writing yesterday about the Vienna photography awards I reminded myself that I had intended to bring worldphoto.org to your attention. This has a number of partners who are all involved with photography from a number of different aspects. primarily at the moment the point of focus is on the Sony Photography awards,
“Announced at the 2011 Sony World Photography Awards in April, the current Focus Award has been awarded to Save the Children. The focus of this new collaboration is to draw attention to the millions of children caught up in disasters around the world every year. Over the last year Save the Children has responded to children’s needs in disasters like the earthquake in Haiti, the floods in Pakistan, the food crisis in Niger and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, as well as many others which never make it onto our TV screens. This partnership will help raise the profile of children caught up in these disasters and help save many more young lives. ”
Proudly sponsored by Sony, the Sony World Photography Awards is widely recognised as the leading global photographic awards programme in existence today.
Through conducting a range of annual competitions, our mission is to discover talent across many diverse fields of photography. We support photographers beyond just receiving their award; featuring their work across the WPO website and in international exhibitions, offering unparalleled exposure through our annual marketing campaign and international media coverage, and publication inside the annual Sony World Photography Awards book.
The Sony World Photography Awards now includes more competitions and awards than ever before, with each one appealing to photographers of different levels:
- Open Competition – for amateurs and enthusiasts
- Professional Competition – for serious photographers with a true passion for the job
- Youth Award – for anyone under the age of 20
- Moving Image Award – for those experimenting with moving image narrative formats
- Student Focus – for higher education photography students aged 18 – 28
- The World Photo Organisation is more than just competitions, it also has galleries of work on themes from all around the world, there are events, forums for discussion and image critique areas. Here are some of the events arranged for London