The finalists, shortlisted photographers and grant recipients for the Sony World Photography Awards 2020 have been announced, and British talent is prominent. Hosted by the World Photography Organisation, the competition received 340,000 entries from 203 territories. Finalists from the UK are:
Jonathan Walland, Structures.
A minimalist black-and-white series depicting modern constructions.
Luke Watson, Witness Objects.
Images of pinhole cameras made using historical objects from the Bosnian War.
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham, Invisible Wounds.
Communicating the suffering caused by a viral Ebola outbreak.
Two photographers from Britain, and one each from Japan and Finland—all chosen as finalists in the 2019 awards—received the Sony Professional Grant. Yan Wang Preston (UK), Edward Thompson (UK), Kohei Ueno (Japan) and Tuomas Uusheimo (Finland) were each given $7,000 and the latest Sony digital imaging equipment to create entirely new works or develop long-term projects.
Works will be displayed at Somerset House in London on 17 April–4 May.