Sony World Photography Award winners 2012
Tobias Braeuning was the Open Competition overall winner thanks to the above image entitled Dancing Queen which captures the collision of multiple coloured water drops.
Student Asef Ali Mohammad of Middlesex University responded to a brief to evoke emotion through colour. His series of images of youngsters in Kabul earned him the Student Focus award.
And this image, entitled The Last Hero, earned young Russian photographer Sergey Kolyaskin the Youth Award - a new category this year open to anyone under the age of 20.
William Klein: Still from Who Are You Polly Maggoo, 1966
Other winners included veteran photographer William Klein who picked up the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award, and also Donald Weber, Simon Norfolk, Palmer + Pawel, Rob Hornstra from Netherlands, and Peter Franck of Germany - who all won different professional categories. Here are some of Franck's series of Chair images which won in the Campaign category:
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The images are superb. Congratulations to all winners and best of luck to them in the future.
Amazing work on display. The Last Hero (Последний Герой) is a touching photograph to all Russians worldwide. We love our veterans, but the government couldn't care less.
Love Peter Franck's surreal chair collection - very graphic! And Mitch Dobrowner; putting your life in danger to get breathtaking shots... Now that's dedication!
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