Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Sony World Photography Awards organised by the World Photography Organization, is one of the world's leading photography competitions: in 2017, the contest received more than 227,000 images of photographers from 183 countries.
Scott Gray, CEO of the World Photography Organisation, has commented: “I am especially proud of this year’s selection of Photographer of the Year. I feel that in many cases it is easy to shock but that it can be so tremendously difficult to capture a sophisticated elegance, that really is so beautiful it shows the medium of photography at its best.”
This is a list of 2017 winners for each category of the contest - Open, Professional, Youth and Student Focus:
- Professional Photographer of the Year - Frederik Buyckx, Belgium
- Open Photographer of the Year - Alexander Vinogradov, Russian Federation
- Youth Photographer of the Year – Katelyn Wang, US
- Student Photographer of the Year – Michelle Daiana Gentile, Argentina
The winning images from this year's contest have been exposed at Somerset House (London) from April 21 to May 7, 2017.
At the top of the page, we have selected a gallery of amazing food related images, which display some of the best photography in the world during the past year.