Submerged Field: Colombian photographer Camilo Diaz captured this moment during the European Junior Championship of Underwater Rugby in 2016. “The Colombian national team is immersed in white, gray, and black, fighting together for the ultimate position,” says Diaz. “The volume of water suggests a calm while the surface gives constant chaos. It is in this scenario that the South American team is named youth world champion winners in Norway.”
Copyright: © Camilo Diaz, Colombia, 1st Place, Open, Motion, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Oculus: British photographer Tim Cornbill was awarded best architecture photo for this shot taken in Berlin. “Having just arrived in Berlin on a bright summer’s day, my wife and I decided to take a morning walk along the River Spree. We soon came across a large concrete building, and I was immediately struck by its geometry and scale,” says Cornbill.
Copyright: © Tim Cornbill, United Kingdom, 1st Place, Open, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Halloween Protagonists: This reveler at last year’s Halloween parade in New York City might not be the most original cosplayer, but he allowed Greek photographer Constantinos Sofikitis to take the best street photography picture at 2017 Sony World Photography Awards.
Copyright: © Constantinos Sofikitis, Greece, 1st Place, Open, Street Photography, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Borderline: Named the best nature photo this year, Japanese photographer Hiroshi Tanita describes his photo as “the boundary line between blue and white, ice and snow which appeared in the pond to which thin ice came into winter.”
Copyright: © Hiroshi Tanita, Japan, 1st Place, Open, Nature, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
#3 Hearth: The Open competition’s enhance category celebrates the best images that have been technically manipulated. Lise Johansson’s “#3 Hearth” is part of a series that explore the notion of home. Johansson says, “The inspiration for the work came from the personal experience of…