The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s largest photography competition. The aim of the awards is to recognise and reward the best photography in the world.
The ninth edition took place in London (22 April – 8 May 2016). The World Photography Organisation is a centre point for global photography initiatives. It’s a platform on which
individual photographers are given worldwide exposure, and forge links across the photographic industry. The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions (Professional, Open, youth and Student Focus).
Each year the Sony World Photography Awards recognises a person / people whose contribution to the photographic industry. RongRong & inri, the influential photographic husband and wife team who have shaped contemporary photography in China and beyond, were recognised for both their careers as artists and their significant impact on Asian photography. Past recipients have included Eve Arnold, Mary Ellen Mark, Elliott Erwitt
and William Eggleston.
Let’s see the best Chinese photographers or China related works:
RongRong & inri, the influential photographic husband and wife team who have shaped contemporary photography in China and beyond, were recognised for both their careers as artists and their significant impact on Asian photography … more
The series aim is to reveal the essence of the ancient Tang and Ming dynasties by creating images of their tomb statuary … more
The Chinese community has a symbiotic relationship with tea dating back through the ages … more
The ancient castle used by both Ming and Qing dynasties in Yuxian County village, Hebei Province, China … more
A history of heavy dependence on burning coal for energy has made China the source of nearly a third of the world’s total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the toxic pollutants widely cited by scientists and environmentalists as the primary cause of global warming … more
The Eagle Hunting festival, organised by the local hunting community, is part of an effort to promote and grow traditional hunting practices for new generations in the mountainous region of western China that borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia … more
Hubei Tian Qin Company produces macaques for use in research experiments … more
Nomadic Life Threatened on the Tibetan Plateau
Photographer: Kevin Frayer
Tibetan nomads face many challenges to their traditional way of life including political pressures, forced resettlement by China’s government, climate change and rapid modernisation … more
Left-behind children refer to those whose parent or parents go to work as migrant workers in bigger cities and leave them behind in the care of one parent, grandparent(s) or other elder relatives in rural villages … more
These photos document the life of Tajiks living in the Tashkurghan Autonomous County in Xinjiang, China … more
The snow of the West Lake
Photographer: Jiaye Li
After the snow the West Lake was covered with frost. World is in serenity … more
A fisherman is farming the sea in between the bamboo rods constructed for aquaculture off the coast in southern China … more
Other notable works
Long Xiang Xie (龙湘谢)
© 龙湘 谢,China,Shortlisted, Open Competition, Arts and Culture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.
Wang Lijun (利军 王)
© 利军 王, China, Shortlisted, Open Competition, Low Light, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.
© Hongbo Zhu, China, Shortlisted, Youth Competition, Environment, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Attila Balogh, Hungury, Open Competition, Shortlisted, Open, Architecture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Home of 40 thousand Buddhist monks in Sichuan province