The World Photography Organization has recently announced the shortlist for the Sony World Photography Awards 2013 in the Professional, Open, and Youth categories.
The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most widely-recognized photography awards ceremony in the world. Launched in 2008, it showcases a wide range of competitions and categories that photographers from all levels and walks of life can join.
This year’s competition saw over 122,000 entries from 170 different countries around the world, and recently, the jury was able to narrow it down to a select few. The winners will be announced by March, and with a closing gala by the end of April.
You can find more details about the competition here.
Elliott Erwitt, famous for his candid and often ironic and absurd black and white photographs of everyday life, was recently named as the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize at this year's Sony World Photography Awards.
Just last month, we gave you the opportunity to win beautifully illustrated goodies from UK-based illustrator Helena Carrington. From over 1000 entries, Helena herself has personally picked her Top 3 images and we are happy to announce the winners of Helena Carrington notebooks and cushions.
In line with this year's Film Photography Day celebration, we went on a tough yet exciting search for the best analogue portraits. Our mission's over and now it's time to uncover the fantastic photographs we've found!
Did you miss this year's Film Photography Day celebration? Here's a recap of all the events that happened in April, in honor of our love for analogue photography. Of course, remember that you can always make any day a Film Photography Day if you wish; just gather your friends and organize a LomoMatrix in your area! For inspiration, check out what Lomography Gallery Stores and Lomography Embassy Stores from all over the world came up with.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
In case you missed it, Lomography has just unveiled the latest member of its Art Lens family: the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens, which boasts of the same optics that the legendary LC-A camera has and brings the classic Lomographic style not only to analog but also to the digital platform. Over the next few days we'll be sharing with you the first impressions of and photographs taken by members of the Lomography team, who had gone out and put the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 to the test. First up is graphic designer Andrea Cislaghi, who coupled this lens with the Bessa R2 and Sony Alpha 7.
Lomography has teamed up with the National Portrait Gallery to give you the chance to win tickets to the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 and an exhibition catalogue. This annual exhibition showcases the work of some of the most talented emerging young photographers from around the world, alongside that of established professionals, photography students and gifted amateurs. On top of this fantastic prize you could win a Diana F+ camera and a cool tote bag from the Photographic Portrait Prize range. Click here to join the competition.
Aurélien Bénard is a self-taught photographer who has been practicing photography for more than a decade. He specializes in glamour, fashion, beauty, and portrait photography. He recently tested the Petzval Lens and has prepared a series of of beautiful pictures and a video to captivate us all.
Our La Sardina DIY Battle is back! This August, Lomography teams up with Actually to bring you the opportunity to showcase your artistry and skill,and to unleash the drawings and doodles in your head for the world to see!
Years before the world knew her as John Lennon's better half and artistic partner, Yoko Ono herself was already an established artist. Here are portraits of the artist and peace activist from this period, presented just in time for her recently-opened first "official" show at the Museum of Modern Art.