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The Italian photographer scooped the $25,000 pinnacle prize on the Sony World Photography Awards with a series on climate change and suicide amongst Indian farmers
Federico Borella has been named Photographer of the Year on the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards, triumphing the $25,000 prize for his series Five Degrees – a take a look at male suicide in the farming community of Tamil Nadu, southern India, that is dealing with its worst drought in a hundred and forty years. The Italian photographer’s paintings take its lead from a Berkeley University to take a look at, which determined a correlation between weather exchange and increased suicide charges among Indian farmers, and explores the effect of both via photos of the farming panorama, mementos of the farmers, and pictures in their survivors.
“As international warming adjustments the face of life ever more unexpectedly – in particular in growing and underdeveloped countries – the work of artists which include Borella turns into ever extra needed,” commented Mike Trow, chair of the professional jury. He delivered that this yr’s submissions “provoked plenty of debate and interest among the jury” with works “pushing the bounds of images and challenging the perceptions and expectancies the target audience”.

The Sony World Photography Awards are divided into four categories – professional, pupil, teenagers, and open – which this 12 months obtained over 326,000 submissions from 195 international locations and territories. In general, ten winners have been picked out in the professional categories, with Borella winning the Documentary category together with his challenge.
The Architecture prize turned into taken through Stephan Zirwes, Germany for his collection Cut Outs – Pools 2018; Rebecca Fertinel, Belgium won the Brief class for her series Ubuntu – I Am Because We Are. Marinka Messages, Netherlands, won the Creative class for the collection Chosen [not] to be; the Discovery prize become taken with the aid of Jean-Marc Caimi & Valentina Piccinni, Italy for the collection Güle Güle. Yan Wang Preston, UK won the Landscape prize with the series To the South of the Colourful Clouds.
Jasper Doest, Netherlands, received the Natural World & Wildlife class with his series Meet Bob; Alvaro Laiz, Spain, gained the Portraiture category together with his collection The Edge. Alessandro Grassini, Italy, won the Sport class with the collection Boxing Against Violence: The Female Boxers Of Goma; and Nicolas Gaspard & Pauline Baert, France, received the Still Life class with the series Yuck.

Under the chair Mike Trow, the 2019 Professional opposition turned into judged through Erin Barnett, director of exhibitions and collections at the International Center of Photography in the US; Brendan Embser, coping with editor of Aperture; Emma Lewis, decide and assistant curator at Tate; Liu Heung Shing, founder of the Shanghai Center of Photography; and Isabella van Marle, head of artist & gallery relations at Unseen Amsterdam.
Nadav Kander turned into offered the 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize, even as the Student opposition turned into received by way of Sergi Villanueva from the Universidad Jaume I in Spain. Zelle Westfall, who is 18 and from the USA, gained the Youth Photographer of the Year. The Open Photographer of the Year became taken by Christy Lee Rogers, from the USA.
The shortlisted paintings will move on display on the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London, earlier than occurring excursion around the arena; this exhibition may also consist of a section dedicated to Nadav Kander’s work.

Paulette Hamilton

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