Canadians shine at the World Photography Awards
Feast your eyes on stunning landscapes, seductive fruit
Prepare your eyeballs for beauty.
The world's largest photography competition announced its first round of winners today in London, England, and a number of Canadian photographers were among those celebrated.
The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards revealed the winners and (still stellar) runners-up in their Open categories that reward the single best images in architecture, portraits, wildlife and more by photographers from around the world.
Canada's best photographs
Torontonians will recognize a strip of Bloor Street in Harley Yang's sparse and stunning shot W for Walk, which took first place in the Canada National Awards category:
Earning second place for best single Canadian photograph was the spellbinding Segamenis by Elzbieta Kurowska:
Through our lenses
Of course, Canadian photographers don't just stick to their hometowns and studio spaces. They hit the road.
Three photographers had work showcased in the Travel category, including the short listed (and summer holiday inspiring) Farm House Tuscany by Stéphane Couture:
And Rob Wilson's breathtaking Taft Point, Yosemite National Park:
Receiving commendation in Travel was Frozen Firepit by Kirsten Quist who captured fire, ice and every shade of blue in this Alberta scene:
And no photography competition would be complete without Still Life. Commended in the category was Philippe Doucet seductive pear aptly titled Curves:
More wins to come
While today revealed the winners in the Open categories, the prestigious awards have more accolades yet to come: on April 20, the winners in the Professional category will be announced. This category honours a photographer's body of work, not just a single image, and there is one Canadian currently short listed — photojournalist Amber Bracken for her series Standing Rock that includes the sunlit Oceti Sakowin:
And the contrasting Two nations:
To take in even more beautiful work by Canadian photographers and others from around the world that were honoured at this year's Sony World Photography Awards, check out worldphoto.org.