Sony World Photography Awards
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Sony World Photography Awards

A British photographer shooting on an 8x10" film camera has scooped the $25,000 top prize in the Sony World Photography Awards. Craig Easton won the professional section of the contest with a series of pictures that sets out to challenge the simplistic way in which places that have a diverse population are represented in the media. The black and white series shows a wide range of people from, and views of, a district called Top Bank on the outskirts of Blackburn, Lancashire in the UK, and forms a part of Easton’s contribution to the Kick Down The Barriers project that aims to take back control of the way the whole town of Blackburn is represented.

Easton’s prize includes $25,000 in cash as well as ‘a range of Sony’s digital imaging equipment’. Each of the three top-placed winners in each of the ten professional categories were also announced, along with the winner of the Open category and the Youth and Student awards. Winners of each category win Sony camera equipment, and the 2nd and 3rd placed get published in the Sony World Photography Awards book. The Open winner gets $5000 and Sony kit, while the Student winner gets $30,000 worth of equipment for their institution, and the Youth winner also gets camera kit.
For more information and to see all the winners and runners-up, visit the World Photography Awards website.