10 stunning images from the Sony Photographer of the Year awards

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10 Stunning Images From The Sony Photographer Of The Year Awards
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By Ella Walker, PA

Want a step up from Instagram scrolling? Well, the World Photography Organisation has announced the grand winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2021, and the images will certainly soothe tired eyes.

The overall awards winner has been named as British documentary photographer Craig Easton. His series Bank Top – collaborated on with writer and academic Abdul Aziz Hafiz – considers the “representation and misrepresentation of communities in northern England”, particularly the Bank Top neighbourhood in Blackburn.

A raft of 10 category winners – covering the likes of sport, landscape and environment – were also crowned. This is our pick of the stunning images…

1. Craig Easton has been named overall photographer of the year for his series Bank Top

(Craig Easton/Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

2. Anas Alkharboutli won the Sport category for his series Sport and Fun Instead of War and Fear

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(Anas Alkharboutli/Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

3. Coenraad Heinz Torlage was awarded Student Photographer of the Year 2021

(Coenraad Heinz Torlage/Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

4. Laura Pannack won the Portfolio award with her submission, Portfolio Overview

(Laura Pannack/Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

5. Vito Fusco won the Documentary Projects category for for his series The Killing Daisy

(Vito Fusco/Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

6. Majid Hojjati claimed the Landscape title for his series Silent Neighborhoods

(Majid Hojjati/Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

7. Mark Hamilton Gruchy won the Creative category for his series The Moon Revisited

(Mark Hamilton Gruchy/Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

8. Simone Tramonte grabbed the Environment gong for his series Net-zero Transition

(Simone Tramonte/Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

9. Tomáš Vocelka succeeded in the Architecture & Design round, with his series Eternal Hunting Grounds

(Tomáš Vocelka/Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

10. Wildlife & Nature went to Luis Tato for his series Locust Invasion in East Africa

(Luis Tato/Sony World Photography Awards 2021/PA)

The Sony World Photography Awards 2021 virtual exhibition, documentary and free book download are available via worldphoto.org.

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