Local Wuhan Photographer Wins 2017 Sony World Photography Awards


Photo shows the local people of Wuhan are practicing Taiji at the river beach of Yangtze River. It was shot by Gong Jianguo, a 56-year-old freelance photographer from Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province. He won the China National Award of 2017 Sony World Photography Awards with the above photo.

Organised annually by World Photography Organisation and sponsored by Sony, the Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s biggest photography competition and its aim is simple: to recognise and reward the best contemporary photography in the world. The awards offer an unparalleled opportunity for exposure for photographers at all stages of their career and are known worldwide by industry leaders. The images are judged by the World Photography Organisation and a specially selected jury from the World Photographic Academy which is made up on the photographic industry’s most esteemed individuals.

The Sony World Photography Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017. To mark the occasion, more than 277,000 photographs have been submitted from 183 countries around the world. Winning photographers are flown to London to receive their prizes at the annual awards ceremony.