2017 Sony World Photography Awards Last Call for Entries
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2017 Sony World Photography Awards Last Call for Entries

Cash prizes and Sony gear are on the line as deadlines for entry to the Sony World Photography Awards are approaching. With a little less than a month left to enter, the competition has released some early contenders. Head to the competition website to learn more, and take a look at some of the early standouts here.

Panopticon #1 The prison San Vittore Milan. © Jelena Kostich, Serbia, Entry, Open competition, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

The project named after social theory Panopticon, originally developed by French philosopher Michel Foucault in his book Discipline and Punish. The ìPanopticonî refers to an experimental laboratory of power in which behaviour could be modified, and Foucault viewed the Panopticon as a symbol of the repressive, disciplinary society of surveillance. I made photographs of the prison San Vittore in Milan, Italy. To show the boundary that is standing between those ones outside the prison, and those once inside the prison. That those outside the prison can't actually see what is going on behind the walls of the prison.