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Mitch Dobrowner wins 2012 Sony World Photography Awards

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Image © Mitch Dobrowner, USA, winner of L’Iris d’Or, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.

Olivier Laurent reports in the BJP:

“My passion has always been to photograph landscapes during interesting weather events,” Mitch Dobrowner tells BJP. “Mainly because they offered the most interesting lighting conditions. So I asked myself, ‘Why not try to experiment?’ which brought me to research photographing storm systems in Tornado Alley.” Tornado Alley is a loosely geographically defined area located between the Rocky and the Appalachian Mountains in the US, and Dobrowner has now been shooting there for a couple of years, creating a portfolio of photographs that has won the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards.

Dobrowner was selected from more than 112,000 entries from 171 countries, and a shortlist of more than 120 photographers. He received the top prize in the Fine art/Landscape category, as well as L’Iris d’Or worth $25,000 at a high-profile ceremony in London on 26 April.” FULL STORY HERE

Other winners are here,further information can be found at www.worldphoto.org

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Image © Luis Henry Agudelo Cano, Columbia, Winner, Travel, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.

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Image © PALMER+PAWEL, United Kingdom, Winner, Sport, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.

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Image © Jacek Kusz, Poland, Winner, Nature & Wildlife, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.

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Image © Kasia Bielska, Poland, Winner, Contemporary Issues, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.

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Image © David Airob, Spain, Winner, Architecture, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.

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Image © Irina Werning, Argentina, Winner, Portraiture, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.

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Image © Peter Franck, Germany, Winner, Campaign, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.

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Image © Manuel Geerinck, US, Winner, Conceptual, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.

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Image © Peter Franck, Germany, Winner, Fashion, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.

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Image © Donald Weber, Canada, Winner, Current Affairs, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.

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Image © Rob Hornstra/INSTITUTE, The Netherlands, Winner, Art & Culture, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.

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Image © Simon Norfolk, UK, Winner, People, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.

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“In July 2009, I tracked a severe weather system for nine hours. I eventually stopped in a field outside Valentine and stood in awe of the towering super-cell,” says Mitch Dobrowner. “It was building with intake wind gusts of 60+ mph, and I felt like we were standing next to a 65,000ft high vacuum cleaner.” Image © Mitch Dobrowner, USA, winner of L’Iris d’Or, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.