The winners of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced.


One of the images from the winning portfolio of Iranian photojournalist Asghar Khamseh. ( © Asghar Khamseh, Iran, L’iris d’Or Photographer of the Year 2016.)

The Honorary Judging Committee has selected Iranian photojournalist Asghar Khamseh as the recipient of the most coveted prize, the L’Iris d’Or Professional Photographer of the Year for his series of portraits titles ‘Fire of Hatred’ depicting the victims of acid-throwing attacks. Kei Nomiyama of Japan wins Open Photographer of the Year for an image titled ‘Enchanted Bamboo Forest’. All the winning images and shortlisted images

can be viewed here: They will be part of the  2016 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition  at Somerset House, London from 22nd April – 8th May and will be published in the annual Sony World Photography Awards book.  

 The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards will open for entries on 1 June, 2016.