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Travel the world through the eyes of the Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Open Competition winners

Travel the world through the eyes of the Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Open Competition winners

Nature through the lens

Text: Kelly Lim


Blown-up buildings and a Iggy Pop performance transformed into a Caravaggio painting—here are the 10 winners in the SWPA 2020's open category

The extent of our travel plans right now may consist of bedroom-to-living-room commutes and supermarket stock-ups, but a surefire way to remind ourselves of the wonders of the world is through photography. What better way to do so than through the eyes of this year's Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) open competition winners?

The SWPA recently revealed the category winners and 100 shortlisted entries after receiving more than 350,000 submissions in its massive 2020 competition. Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the award's annual open competition recognises the best photographs produced in the past 12 months, across categories including architecture, creative, culture, still life and portraiture.

The 10 category winners will now compete for the $5,000 overall prize and prestigious Open Photographer of the Year title, which will be announced online on June 9. In the running are three photographers from Australia, two hailing from both the UK and China and one each from Colombia, Italy and Argentina.

Scroll below to see the 10 category winners in the Sony World Photography Awards Open competition.

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