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2016 Sony World Photographic Awards

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017, the Sony World Photography Awards showcases the best photography in the world from the past year.

Free to enter and open to all photographers, the awards’ are an authoritative voice in the photographic industry.

Here you find a selection of this year's winners, grouped in two sections: Professional Competition Winners and Professional Competition Shortlist - Still Life.

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Francesco Amorosino (Italy) | Migrant Tomatoes | 1st Place, Professional, Still Life

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Francesco Amorosino (Italy) | Migrant Tomatoes | 1st Place, Professional, Still Life

Here's how the artist describes the series: Once a year Italian families make tomato sauce at home, cooking and canning a huge amount of vegetables. Tonnes of tomatoes are grown Italy’s south and harvested by around 19,000 labourers who are paid 1 or 2 Euro per box. In 2015 alone 13 workers died in the fields as a result of high temperatures. Many of the crop pickers are immigrants. The tomatoes my family bought, still dirty with soil, showed the fingerprints of those who had harvested them. I imagined their stories, the hours spent in the sun, their hope and their desire to work. Since then, I haven’t looked at the sauce the same way.
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