20 winners highlights of the 2014 sony world photography awards

Presently photography is considered as art, a simple camera like the brush and the canvas has become an indispensable tool for many artists that do express their emotions via the particular tool. But like most contemporary arts, the idea of a photo is even more important than the work itself – the idea of the work takes precedence over its formal aspects. I always wanted to become a photographer, but as you already know, penguins have small hands and I couldn’t stabilize the camera (that’s why I am into blogging now!).

The World Photography Organisation (WPO) announced last March (2014) the winners of the Open, Youth and National Award competitions of the Sony World Photography Awards 2014.

  • 139,554 images
  • 69,114 professional entries

If you want to see a full list of the entries and winners, you can have a look here. Below I put together the first 20 winners highlights – try to enjoy the magic view in each of them. “H/T” twistedsifter.

1. Jump of Life – Cheung Lai San, Hong Kong | Hong Kong National Award  (1st Place).

Jump of Life

Jump of Life

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2. Rain in an ancient town – Chen Li, China | Open Travel (Winner).

Rain in an ancient town

Rain in an ancient town

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3. Poor god – Arup Ghosh, India | Open People (Winner).

Poor god

Poor god

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4. What are you staring at !? – Chin Boon Leng, Singapore |Singapore National Award (1st Place).

What are you staring at?

What are you staring at?

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5. Under the staircase – Holger Schmidtke, Germany | Open Architecture (Winner).

Under the staircase

Under the staircase

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6. Photographer story – Behind the Scene – Hairul Azizi Harun, Malaysia | Open Split Second (Winner).

Photographer story

Photographer story

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7. A touch of a 17th century Dutch painting – Theo de Witte, the Netherlands | Netherlands National Award (1st Place).

A touch of a 17th century Dutch painting

A touch of a 17th century Dutch painting

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8. Starry lighthouse – Ivan Pedretti, Italy | Open Panoramic (Winner).

Starry lighthouse

Starry lighthouse

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9. Fire Dragon – Chi Hung Cheung, Hong Kong | Hong Kong National Award (2nd Place).

Fire Dragon

Fire Dragon

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10. Hummingbird – Kristhian Castro, Colombia | Colombia National Award (2nd Place).

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

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11. Samsara – Wolfgang Weinhardt, Germany | Germany National Award (3rd Place).

Samsara

Samsara

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12. Exit – Michael Nordqvist, Sweden | Nordics National Award (1st Place).

Exit

Exit

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 13. Not Superman – Irwansyah, Indonesia | Indonesia National Award (1st Place).

Not Superman

Not Superman

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 14. Panco – Adhi Prayoga, Indonesia | Indonesia National Award  (2nd Place).

Panco

Panco

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15. Tin Oven Builders – Minh Ngo Thanh, Vietnam | Vietnam National Award (3rd Place).

Tin Oven Builders

Tin Oven Builders

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16. Rodeo – Valerie Prudon, France | Open Arts & Culture (Winner).

Rodeo

Rodeo

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17. The Mongol – Simon Morris, United Kingdom | United Kingdom National Award (2nd Place).

The Mongol

The Mongol

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18. The Calm Before the Storm – Sean Batten, United Kingdom | United Kingdom National Award (1st Place).

The Calm Before the Storm

The Calm Before the Storm

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19. Untitled – Elly Prestegard, Norway | Nordics National Award (2nd Place).

Untitled

Untitled

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20. The inhabitant of Szack of Ukraine and her horse – Mateusz Baj, Poland | Poland National Award (1st Place).

The inhabitant of Szack of Ukraine and her horse

The inhabitant of Szack of Ukraine and her horse

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