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Sony Announces Winners of the World Photography Awards

© Paolo Pellegrin,
Arts & Entertainment winner- Sony World Photography Awards 2010 / Magnum Photos for New York Times Magazine

Sony has announced the winners of the 2010 World Photography Awards. The gallery of winning images is full of stunning work and well worth checking out. Congrats to all the winners!

From Sony:

Sony World Photography Awards 2010 winners announced

•    Professional category winners revealed
•    Italian photographer Tommaso Ausili wins L’Iris d’Or
•    Vitali Seitz wins Sony World Photography Awards Amateur Photographer of the Year

The L’Iris d’Or and professional category winners of the 2010 Sony World Photography Awards were announced today, Thursday 22 April, at the Sony World Photography Awards Ceremony at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.

The 12 professional winners spanned categories as diverse as fashion, architecture, current affairs and sport and were revealed alongside the Sony World Photography Awards Amateur Photographer of the Year as part of the World Photography Festival.

Chosen by the 2010 Honorary Judging Committee, comprising 12 World Photographic Academy members, the professional category winners are:

Photojournalism and Documentary
•    Walter Astrada (Argentina) for Current Affairs
•    Scott Barbour (New Zealand) for Sport
•    Tommaso Ausili (Italy) for Contemporary Issues
•    Paolo Pellegrin (Italy) for Arts and Entertainment
•    Martin Brent (United Kingdom) for Advertising
•    David Handley (United Kingdom) for Fashion
•    Mohammad Golchin (Iran) for Music
Fine Art
•    Philipp Lohöefener (Germany)for Architecture
•    Tommaso Bonaventura (Italy) for Portraiture
•    Renhui Zhao (Singapore) for Conceptual and Constructed
•    Pere Pascual (Spain) for Natural History
•    Peter Franck (Germany) for Landscape

On behalf of the Honorary Judging Committee Aidan Sullivan commented, “It has been an honour to be part of the judging of this years awards. Being able to view the remarkable work and spend time with such eminent colleagues was a real delight.  The judging process was one of both pleasure, in seeing such a high calibre of work, and of pain in that the standard made reaching our decisions difficult and I would like to congratulate all of the winners across all of the categories.”

The prestigious L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year award was awarded to Tommaso Ausili.  The Italian photographer’s evocative series of photographs in the Cotemporary Issues category, entitled “The Hidden Death”, is an insightful depiction of an assembly line at an abattoir.  Ausili was awarded a $25,000 cash prize plus Sony digital SLR camera equipment and he joins previous L’Iris d’Or winners David Zimmerman and Vanessa Winship as a member of the World Photographic Academy.

Tommaso Ausili said at the ceremony: “I’m very glad to receive this award. Since I started this series on the death of animals, I have felt an enormous sense of guilt, and this prize goes some way to repay that debt. Thanks to the Sony World Photography Awards for honouring my work with this prize.”

Photographer Vitali Seitz was announced as the 2010 Sony World Amateur Photographer of the Year at the ceremony.  Based in Munich, but originally from Siberia, Vitali’s image entitled “Hauskonzert: Home concert” was taken at an informal concert as part of a family birthday and also won the amateur Music category.  In addition to his title Vitali picked up a $5,000 cash prize and Sony digital SLR camera equipment.

All the winning and shortlisted images of the 2010 awards are on display until 27 April as part of the World Photography Festival in Cannes.  The images will then be showcased in the Sony World Photography Awards Global Tour exhibition which will tour around the world throughout 2010 and 2011.

The final presentation of the evening went to celebrated American photojournalist Eve Arnold.  Presented the day after her 98th birthday, the Lifetime Achievement Award was collected by her grandson Michael Arnold.  Eve’s 50 year career has captured some of history’s most memorable figures from Malcolm X to Marilyn Monroe and was the first female photographer to be taken on by Magnum.  A retrospective of Eve’s work, curated by Zelda Cheatle, is currently on display in Cannes as part of the World Photography Festival.

Astrid Merget, Creative Director of the World Photography Organisation, said:  “The quality of work submitted by this year’s professional photographers was remarkable.  Narrowing down so many impressive selections to just 36 finalists was a feat worthy of a very distinguished jury like ours to undertake.  We are all thrilled with the results and honoured to have such talented photographers participate in our awards programme.”

Yoshiyuki Nogami, Vice President of Digital Imaging at Sony Europe, said: “We are once again honoured to support this unique competition which celebrates the power of photography. This year’s contest has produced an inspired showcase of phenomenal photographic talent and we congratulate all these deserving winners.”

All the winning professional and amateur images can be viewed at


Bobbie Goodrich’s Fine Art Photography Workshop

Acclaimed fine art photographer, Bobbie Goodrich, who was profiled in the Winter ‘09 issue of DP, is accepting registrants now for her 2010 photography workshop: Inspire, Capture and Create in scenic Sedona, Arizona. More information below…

Fine Art Photography Workshop

Sedona, AZ  May 17-21,2010
Sponsored by Sedona Arts Center

Spend five glorious days photographing the scenic beauty of
Sedona’s red rock country.

Incredible landscape and vistas as well as a visit to “Out of
Africa” wildlife park to capture images of lions, white tiger,
zebras, girafee and other members of Africa’s wild kingdom.
Spending  a day at Bryson ranch experiencing the spirit and
energy of a large herd of mustangs we complete our location
shoots. The last 2 1/2 days we work from our images in a fully
equipped state of the art digital lab, learning innovative
techniques for creating stunning fine artistry from initial capture.

Our lab is equipped witha  Mac desktop computer for each student &
loaded with Photoshop  and  Nik software filters. Working from our images, Bobbie will
demonstrate and share her approach to evaluating, enhancing and
reconstructing an image that will challenge the viewer’s imagination
and convey the beauty and drama within the frame.

This is a workshop designed to explore and expand your creativity and visual
skills—an opportunity to learn from a true artist to bring your work
to the next level. Bobbie’s expertise in photoshop and NIK software has
gained her international recognition. She is a member of the NIK
software team.

You can view her stunning imagery at
COST of workshop : $1,050.00
REGISTRATION:, 888-954-4443 or 928-282-3809
Recommended lodging: Sedona Real Inn, 877-299-6016 or 928-282-1414

Image above by Bobbie Goodrich,  taken in Sedona workshop November 16 ’09


Tamron Backyard Wildlife Photo Contest

Tamron has announced their latest 2010 photo contest: Backyard Wildlife, and they pledge to support wildlife conservation by donating to the National Wildlife Federation for every photo entered. So enter! The winner gets to choose from among several Tamron lenses as a prize. For the complete contest info, and to enter, go to the contest page on their website. Read more about the contest and prizes below.


Barbara Bordnick’s Spring Flower Photography Workshops

photo © Barbara Bordnick

Renowned New York fine art photographer, Barbara Bordnick, who was profiled in the Spring ‘09 issue of DP, is offering workshops on photographing flowers in her Manhattan studio this spring. More information below…

A  Spring Flower PhotographyWorkshop
By Barbara Bordnick

Come join Barbara Bordnick’s extraordinary weekend workshop on photographing flowers in her Manhattan studio located in the historic Photo/Flat Iron District of Manhattan.  She is the author of three innovative, best-selling books of photographs of flowers:  SEARCHINGS:  Secret Landscapes of Flowers Volumes I, II & III.

“In the flower genre – which has become a predictable cliché – Barbara has invented a new visual experience.  Rather than merely being dazzled by their beauty, she has entered into each flower  and takes us on a journey of erotic discovery in this new sensual landscape.” – Duane Michals

Ms. Bordnick is a renowned fashion, portrait, nude and floral photographer who has taught workshops all over the world.

Due to the popularity of her weekend workshop in flower photography, she has added another: April 24 & 25, 2010.

To keep each workshop as intimate and hands-on as possible, only six students per workshop will be admitted. Along with demonstrations of lighting and set-up techniques for shooting flowers in the studio, the workshops begin with a trip to the New York City wholesale flower market to choose flowers.

Each student will go home with a gorgeous, archival pigment print  of her/his own work.

It was more than I could have ever imagined – an experience of a lifetime.  Thank you for your warm hospitality and your willingness to share some of the Bordnick tricks of the trade.” – P.M., Sacramento, CA

“I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed being with you in your studio in New York.  I came home inspired and encouraged. I wish we could all come back one weekend a month.” – D.W., Dallas, TX

The cost of each workshop is $950.00
*To hold a reservation e-mail  and send a $450.00 deposit.

For out-of-town participants, the elegant W Hotel has agreed to make rooms available for a special discount price of $229.00 per night.

*Mail deposit by check payable to Barbara Bordnick at 39 East 19th Street, New York NY 10003


New Sponsor: Y Explore Yosemite Adventures

photo © James McGrew

We first mentioned Y Explore last year when we got wind of their photography workshops at California’s Yosemite National Park, and now we’re excited to introduce you to them formally as a new sponsor here on the DP website. Y Explore presents a diverse schedule of inspiring photo workshops, led by renown professional photographers, that take place in the beautiful Yosemite Valley. Coming up in May 2010 are the Yosemite Twin Valleys Waterfall Workshops:

“Journey to a place where thundering waterfalls leap from granite cliffs into vernal pools, leaving a trail of mist that dances in and out of soft light. Join us for the unique opportunity to photograph the magnificence of two Yosemite Valleys including Hetch Hetchy, the hidden treasure of Yosemite National Park. Spectacular views unfold as we walk through wildflowers to dramatic waterfalls while exploring aspects of composition, perspective, depth of field, motion, color, lighting, and natural history of your subject.

Several options of morning and evening light photo field sessions will be available from a faculty of seasoned professional photographers. Central to all programs will be a focus on the spectacular Yosemite waterfalls during their peak season. Spring classes will include ‘Rainbows and Reflections’ with Walter Flint; ‘Hetch Hetchy Falls and Flowers’ with Robb Hirsch; ‘The Art of Digital Nature Photography’ with Joshua Cripps; and two masters programs from Phil Schermeister, author of National Geographic photography book “Range of Light”: ‘Yosemite Valley Waterfalls’ as well as ‘Abstracts and Colors in Nature’. Smaller sized groups ensure that maximum care is given to each member who wishes to achieve their photo objectives while capturing images of Yosemite’s iconic landscapes along with its diverse flora during periods of optimal light.”

For more information about the upcoming workshops, contact Y Explore Yosemite Adventures at (800) 886-8009 or, or go to To learn more about Y Explore’s wide range of adventurous Yosemite offerings, visit

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