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Winners of 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Revealed

British photographer Alys Tomlinson has won the Photographer of the Year prize in the Sony World Photography awards.

Her winning portfolio, ‘Ex-Voto’ featured formal portraiture, large-format landscape and still-lifes of the ‘ex-votos’ (offerings of religious devotion) found at Christian pilgrimage sites of Lourdes (France), Ballyvourney (Ireland) and Grabarka (Poland).

© Alys Tomlinson

“Alys Tomlinson is a worthy overall winner for telling a story so beautifully, quietly, and yet with a spiritual power that spoke of her sensitive engagement with the subjects and places that help define pilgrimage,” said Mike Trow, the chair of the judges and former picture editor at British Vogue.

Alongside the prize, Tomlinson also received $25,000 and a set of Sony photography kit.

Canada’s Samuel Bolduc won the Student Photographer of the Year, while Veselin Atanasov was awarded with the Open Photographer of the Year title.

© Samuel Bolduc

Early autumn ( © Veselin Atanasov)

For the complete list and works of the winners, see the World Photography Organisation’s website.

Digital: Five Instagram Photographers To Follow

Instagram is not only a place to procrastinate – it could also be a place to find new inspirations and discover emerging visual artists.

A lot of photographers have featured their works and portfolio on Instagram for you to keep an eye on. Here are a few that you might like…

 

Michael Christopher Brown (@michaelchristopherbrown)

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Brown is a New York-based photographer and filmmaker. His latest pictures were taken in Cuba and Congo.

 

Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea)

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If you like rustic American scene and dogs, @thiswildidea would be the right account to follow. Humphrey’s pictures often feature his dog, Maddie the Coonhound.

 

Tiffany Nguyen (@tiffpenguin)

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When she is not working as a dentist, the Los Angeles-based photographer would be trawling outdoors and taking pictures of natural landscapes.

 

Vicky Navarro (@lavicvic)

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For sharp urban photography with dark palette, check out this account.

 

Scott Schuman (@thesartorialist)

Schuman’s works show that fashion is not just about people on the runway.