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​Danska fotografen Lise Johansson fick dubbel vinst i Sony World Photography Awards

Pressmeddelande   •  Mar 28, 2017 01:01 CEST

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Världens största fototävling Sony World Photography Awards har utsett Lise Johansson till vinnaren i Open-kategorin samt Denmark National Award

Årets tävling tog emot över 227 000 bidrag från 183 länder

Komplett lista av vinnare i Open-kategorin samt National Award tillkännages idag

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Den danska fotografen Lise Johansson tillkännagavs idag som vinnaren i Open Enhanced-kategorin i årets upplaga av Sony World Photography Award, världens största fototävling. Med den perfekt konstruerade bilden ” Hearth #3", säkrade Lise förstaplatsen även i Denmark National Award, ett globalt program för att hitta de bästa enskilda fotografierna från mer än 66 länder.

31-åriga Lise är en fotograf och bildkonstnär från Sæby och Skive som nu är baserad i Köpenhamn. Hennes fotografi valdes bland över 105 000 bidrag till tävlingens Open-kategori där hon är en av tio vinnare som tillkännagetts idag. Varje vinnare får en Sony α7 II-kamera med ett objektiv-kit och tävlar nu om att vinna de prestigefyllda titeln Sony World Photography Awards’ Open Photographer of the Year, samt en resa till vinnarnas prisutdelning i London och $5,000 US dollar.

Ordförande i Open-tävlingen, journalisten och fotografen Damien Demolder sa följande om den vinnande bilden: ”Det här är en smart och genomtänkt idé som fungerar utmärkt som bild. Lise skapar en intensiv känsla av vriden verklighet med sina arkitektoniska modeller som agerarhem till verkliga människor. Även om de två normalt passar perfekt vid första anblick så märker du en dramatisk koppling till hur malplacerad mannen är när du tittar igen. Det är extremt effektivt.”

Lises vinnande fotografi kommer att visas på Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr – 2017 Exhibition på Somerset House i London den 21 april, dagen efter att de övergripande vinnarna tillkännagetts, till och med den 7 maj.

För en komplett lista på Open-kategorin och National Awards-vinnarna, vänligen se www.worldphoto.org/winners-galleries.

Lise Johansson

Lise impressed the judges with her image "Hearth #3" which is part of a larger series called "Hearth". The image is a delicate depiction of a man outside his house and explores the themes of identity and perception, while combining both digital and analogue techniques in an elegant way.

Talking about her photographic style, Lise says: "I often take departure from physical miniatures of landscapes and architectural spaces, combined with textures and objects I would photograph to use as building blocks in the editing process. It is important for me that these final images retain an uncanny balance between the natural and the constructed, playing with scale and perspective to make the viewer question what they see: to which extent are these images real and what reality do they represent?"

Commenting about her double success, she continues: "Winning both 'Open Enhanced' and the 'Denmark National Award' feels a bit surreal. So many great photographers have entered the Sony World Photography Awards. It's a great honor to receive such recognition. I'm very happy!"

Denmark National Award

The Sony World Photography Awards’ National Awards competition is a global program open to photographers of all abilities. It aims to find the best single photograph taken a local photographer in 65 countries.

In addition to winning a category in the Open competition, judges also selected Lise’s work as the best single photograph taken by a Danish photographer and awarded her the Denmark National Award.

The runner up positions for Denmark National Award were given to:

  • 2nd place: Sussi Charlotte Alminde, for her image "Pure white innocence"
  • 3rd Place: Aksel Martin Larsen, for his image "A cemetery for the living - life among the death"

Winners and runners-ups across all 66 National Awards were announced today, and can be viewed here.

Sony World Photography Awards

Produced by the World Photography Organisation, 2017 sees the 10th anniversary of the Sony World Photography Awards and a decade-long partnership with its headline sponsor, Sony. The Awards recognize and reward the very best contemporary photography captured over the last year, and incorporate four competitions - Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus. The overall winners of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards will be announced on April 20.

Images by all Open category and National Award winners are available for publication at press.worldphoto.org


For further information please contact:

Kristine Bjørge, Press Department, World Photography Organisation
press@worldphoto.org / +44 (0) 20 7886 3049

NOTES TO EDITORS

227,596 images were entered into the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards across all competitions

Professional competition: 110,270 entries

Open competition: 105,692 entries

Youth: 11,634 entries


The ten Sony World Photography Awards Open competition category winners also announced today are:

Architecture - Tim Cornbill (UK)

Culture – Jianguo Gong (China)

Enhanced - Lise Johansson (Denmark)

Motion - Camilo Diaz (Colombia)

Nature - Hiroshi Tanita (Japan)

Portraits - Alexander Vinogradov (Russia)

Still Life - Sergey Dibtsev (Russia)

Street Photography - Constantinos Sofikitis (Greece)

Travel - Ralph Gräf (Germany)

Wildlife - Alessandra Meniconzi (Switzerland)

About World Photography Organisation The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across up to 180 countries, our aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet.We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with both individual photographers and our industry-leading partners around the world. We host a year-round portfolio of events including: the Sony World Photography Awards (the world's largest photography competition, marking its 10th anniversary in 2017), various local meetups/talks throughout the year, and PHOTOFAIRS, International Art Fairs Dedicated to Photography, with destinations in Shanghai and San Francisco.