Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
26 April – 12 May 2013
Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays 10.00-18.00; Wednesdays & Thursdays 10.00-21.00; Saturdays & Sundays 10.00-19.00
West Wing Galleries, West Wing
The Sony World Photography Awards are widely recognised as one of the world’s leading photography competitions and the exhibition showcasing the extraordinary award-winning and shortlisted entries, held annually at Somerset House, returns this April. Offering a stunning snapshot of the world in 2012, the show will present international contemporary photography from both professionals and amateurs in the fields of fashion, travel, wildlife, landscape, portraiture and current affairs. The opening weekend of the exhibition coincides with the World Photo London photography festival. As well as the opportunity to take a first look at the exhibition, visitors can participate in talks and debates hosted by expert photography practitioners over the weekend opening celebrations.
The exhibition will also include a special display of work by iconic American photographer William Eggleston, who will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award at the Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony on 25 April.
Recognised today as the pioneer of colour photography and the personal documentary style, William Eggleston has been producing cutting-edge work for over fifty years. Since first picking up a camera in 1957, Eggleston’s work is said to find ‘beauty in the everyday’. His images capture the ordinary world around him, creating interest through sharp observation, dynamic composition and great wit.
For further information visit the World Photography Organisation website.