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Each of the photographers on the list will be exhibited and honoured at the Sony World Photography Awards ceremony at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, on Thursday 16 April.

Of the 12 professional category winners, one photographer will be the recipient of the L’Iris D’Or, the Sony World.

Photography Awards Photographer of the Year and will be awarded $25,000 along with Sony camera equipment.

Photojournalism and Documentary - Current affairs: WojciechGrzedzinski (Poland) Winner - Georgia 2008
Photojournalism and Documentary - Current affairs: Wojciech Grzedzinski (Poland) Winner - Georgia 2008

Second place: Dominic Nahr (France) - Men of War: A group of Congolese soldiers move in a jeep after pushing the rebels further north

Third: Hui min Kuang (China) - Residents of Mao tse-Tung's home town

Sport: Julian Abram Wainwright (Canada) Winner: Men's 10m Platform Diving, Beijing Olympics 2008

Sport: Julian Abram Wainwright (Canada) Winner: Men's 10m Platform Diving, Beijing Olympics 2008

Natural History: Lisa Maree Williams (Australia) Winner - Wildlife Warriors: A kangaroo joey receives treatment at The Australian Wildlife Hospital

Natural History: Lisa Maree Williams (Australia) Winner - Wildlife Warriors: An injured koala receives treatment at The Australian Wildlife Hospital

Second: Steve Morenos (Australia) - Australian Possum

Second: Steve Morenos (Australia) - Kestrels

Contemporary issues: Giulio Di Sturco (Italy) Winner - Bihar aftermath: a mother and daughter in a refugee camp

Arts and entertainment: Amit Madheshiya (India) Winner - Tent cinemas in rural India
Second: Chiara Goia (Italy) - Sculptors Village: sculptors work at a sculpture factory in Dang Cheng, China

Commercial - Advertising: Dustin Humphrey (USA) Winner - Bedspins, installation shot for surf apparel company, INSIGHT

Commercial - Advertising: Dustin Humphrey (USA) Winner - Deadbeats, an installation shot for surf apparel company, INSIGHT
Conceptual & Constructed: Tamany Baker (UK) Winner - A series called Living With Wolfie, a response to the "presents" that her beloved cat brings into the home.

Conceptual & Constructed: Tamany Baker (UK) Winner - A series called Living With Wolfie, a response to the "presents" that her beloved cat brings into the home.

Second: Peter Franck (Germany) - The dog: Ad for a energy company
Third place: Dylan Collard (UK) - Is Your Food Loaded WithHeart Disease? One of three images shot for VNOK, The Society Of Cardiology of The Russian Federation, to highlight the
dangers of fatty foods
Fashion: Piotr Fajfer (Poland) Winner - Princess of the Crows for Eva Danhofer

Music: Amiran White (UK) Winner - Quiet Music: Preetha Naravanan, 12, practices piano at Shanti Bhavan, a residential school for disadvantaged children of India's lowest caste

Second: Gordon Welters (Germany) - Loveparade 2008, Highway to Love

Fine Art - Portraiture: Roderik Henderson (Netherlands) Winner
- A series of portraits of people sheltering in their cars at snow covered, near empty parking lots in nocturnal British Columbia, Canada

Architecture: Michael van den Bogaard (Germany) Winner - Shanghai
Architecture: Michael van den Bogaard (Germany) Winner - Shanghai

Landscape: David Zimmerman (USA) Winner - The American southwest desert environment

Landscape: David Zimmerman (USA) Winner - The American southwest desert environment

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2 comments

urban craft on Mar 18, 2009, 10:08:00 PM  

Wow, amazing shots. thanks for sharing them. Great blog and great to find amazing photo collection in one place. Thank!


Sera Melinda on Mar 18, 2009, 10:21:00 PM  

Thank U.
U made my day :)