Sydney photographer, Karl Grenet, has been named as the winner of the Australia National Award, part of the prestigious 2015 Sony World Photography Awards.


Grenet’s winning image “Escher’s Market”. ( © Karl Grenet.)

The winning image was taken in Mumbai, India, in November 2014 while Grenet was exploring the maze-like Mirza Ghalib Municipal Market in the Null Bazar area of Mumbai.   The market is open 24 hours a day so vendors take every possible opportunity to rest between sales. Grenet, a documentary and street photographer is currently based in Northern Thailand. He has won a Sony a6000 and his image will be shown as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House, London from 24 April ““ 10 May.

Runners-up in the Australian competition were Mihai Florea and Ben McRae. The National Awards programme honours and rewards the best single image taken by a local photographer and spans the world from Argentina to Australia.   It is open to photographers of all abilities.   All the winning images can be viewed country-by-counrty at