The World Photography Organisation has announced the National Awards winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2020.

‘That’s Nothing to Laugh About’ © Adam Stevenson, Australia, Winner, National Awards, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards.

Adam Stevenson was named the Australian winner for an image captured during this summer’s bushfires. He commented: This image was taken with my iPhone X close to my home at Wallabi Point, New South Wales, Australia, after devastating bushfires swept through the area. As I watched the sun set through the smoke a kookaburra appeared and allowed me to walk right up to it. We shared a moment, watching the sun fade behind the apocalyptic scene… he was laughing.
The National Awards program is an initiative to support local photographic communities across 63 countries/regions from around the world. The program awards one photographer from each nation for a standalone image, and presents them with the opportunity to showcase their work to a global audience at the popular Sony World Photography Awards 2020 exhibition at Somerset House, London from 17 April – 4 May. Over 345,000 images were submitted to the Sony World Photography Awards 2020 competition and over 190,000 entered the Open competition (from which the National Awards winner was selected) – the highest number of entries to date.

Click here to visit the galleries displaying this year’s finalists and winners.