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SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2022 JUDGES AND UPCOMING EXHIBITION DATES ANNOUNCED

16/09/2021

The World Photography Organisation is delighted to announce the judging panel for the Sony World Photography Awards 2022 and upcoming exhibition dates. The Sony World Photography Awards exhibition returns to Somerset House, London in April 2022 and in November, for the first time ever, will be on show in Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.

Now in its 15th year, the Sony World Photography Awards are one of the world's leading photography competitions, celebrating the best contemporary photography from across the globe and providing photographers with significant exposure and career-building opportunities.

Sony supports the Awards to help the continued development of photographic culture by giving a global platform to today's talent. Entry to the Awards is completely free and photographers are judged anonymously by a panel of industry leading judges.

2022 JUDGES

This year's jury brings a range of knowledge and expertise from varied photographic backgrounds.

Professional Competition:

Rahaab Allana, Curator and Publisher, Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, New Delhi

ngela Ferreira, Artist, Independent curator, writer and educator

Nathalie Herschdorfer, Director, Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle, Switzerland

Deborah Klochko, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California

Richmond Orlando Mensah, Founder and Creative Director, Manju Journal, Ghana

Mike Trow, Independent Curator and Photo Editor and Chair of the Jury

Open and Youth Competition:

Hideko Kataoka, Director of Photography, Newsweek Japan

Student Competition:

Colin Czerwinski, photographer and Founder, NOICE Magazine, USA

2022 EXHIBITION DATES AND 2021 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

In 2022 the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition returns to Somerset House, London from 15 April - 2 May 2022 followed by its first ever presentation at the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool from 10 November 11 December 2022.

We are also pleased to announce upcoming dates for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021 exhibition in various European venues, including:

Fotofestival Lenzburg, Switzerland, 3 September - 3 October

Bern, Switzerland, Foto Zumstein, 9 September 6 October, 2021

Berlin, Germany, Willy-Brandt Haus, 28 October 2021 - 12 January 2022,

Paris, France Galerie Joseph, 5 15 November 2021

Scott Gray, Founder and CEO, World Photography Organisation, says: We are delighted to once again welcome visitors to exhibitions of the Sony World Photography Awards across Europe and look forward to collaborating with long-time and new partners Somerset House, London and Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. Although challenging, the last two years have highlighted the importance of the Awards in not just providing a valuable platform for rewards and opportunities but also in bringing together a global community which elevates and champions the extraordinary and creative work of contemporary photographers.

2022 PRIZES AND DEADLINES

The Sony World Photography Awards opened on 1 June 2021. Full competition and categories descriptions can be found at worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards

Deadlines across the Awards' four competitions are:

Professional: 14 January 2022, 13:00 GMT

Open: 7 January 2022, 13:00 GMT

Student: 30 November 2021, 13:00 GMT

Youth: Monthly competitions with a changing theme running from 1 June to 31 December, 2021

All category winners of the Professional, Open, Youth and Student competitions will receive digital imaging equipment from Sony. In addition, cash prizes of $25,000 (USD) will be presented to the Photographer of the Year and $5,000 (USD) to the Open Photographer of the Year. All winning and shortlisted photographers' works will be exhibited at the annual Sony World Photography Awards exhibition in London and will then be toured internationally. The winning images will also be published in the annual Awards book.

PRESS CONTACTS

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Inbal Mizrahi on press@worldphoto.org / +44 (0) 20 7886 3087

NOTES TO EDITORS

ABOUT SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar. Now in its 15th year, the free-to-enter Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities for exposure of their work. The Awards additionally recognise the world's most influential artists working in the medium through the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Awards; previous recipients include Martin Parr, William Eggleston, Candida Hofer, Nadav Kander, Gerhard Steidl and Graciela Iturbide. The Awards showcase the works of winning and shortlisted photographers at a prestigious annual exhibition at Somerset House, London. worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards-exhibition

ABOUT WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY ORGANISATION

The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across up to 220 countries, our aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with both individual photographers as well as our industry-leading partners around the globe. The World Photography Organisation hosts a year-round portfolio of events including the Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world's leading photography competitions, and PHOTOFAIRS, leading international art fairs dedicated to photography. For more details see worldphoto.org. Follow the World Photography Organisation on Instagram (@worldphotoorg), Twitter (@WorldPhotoOrg) and LinkedIn/Facebook (World Photography Organisation). Our hashtags t
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