The vast showcase of winning images from the Sony World Photography Awards 2012 come to Londonâ€™s Somerset House from 27 April â€“ 20 May 2012 as part of the photography festival, World Photo, London.Â The Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition presents the best of over 112,000 entries into the 2012 competition, from professionals to students from 171 countries across the globe. Set in the stunning Embankment Galleries, the exhibition offers visitors an extraordinary range of contemporary photography covering a wide range of subjects from photojournalism and documentary to fashion, nature, architecture and sport.
A particular highlight of the show includes the winning images of Lâ€™Iris dâ€™Or the Sony World Photography Awards Professional Photographer of the Year.Â The Sony World Photography Awards exhibition is only one part of the World Photo London festival, billed as the global photographic event of the year.
World Photo London will include a wide-ranging programme of events, talks, seminars, exhibitions, workshops in book design, street photography and other hands on practices. Highlights include tours of the exhibition with the awards winners, a special presentation by the Honorary Judges, a Business of Photography Seminar and networking cocktail and portfolio reviews. Plus Â the Hungry Eye DebateÂ http://hungryeyemagazine.com/the-hungry-eye-debateat-wpo-2012londonin-association-with-miniclicks/Â
The exhibition will also feature:
- A photographic depiction of cities across the world, through WPOâ€™s exciting newÂ City ProjectsÂ â€“ an international workshop programme for photographers of all levels carried out on the city streets resulting in a multicultural photographic showcase of people and places across the world.Â The workshops have already visited New York, Chicago and SÃ£o Paulo, with the London City Project taking place Friday 27 April to Sunday 29April 2012 at Somerset House.
- A selection of the best images fromÂ The FabergÃ© Big Egg Hunt Photo Competition.Â Â The first event of its kind,Â The FabergÃ© Big Egg Hunt, is the worldâ€™s biggest Easter Egg Hunt and aims to raise vital funds for charities Action for Children and Elephant Family. Members of the public will be able to hunt down the giant eggs which have been strategically placed around London. The eggs have been exclusively designed, bejewelled and decorated by some of the worldâ€™s leading artists, architects, jewellers and designers including Mulberry, Sir Ridley Scott, Zandra Rhodes and Theo Fennel, with six of the eggs also on display at the exhibition.Â The photo competition is being hosted on the WPO website, for more information please visit:Â http://www.worldphoto.org/competitions/the-big-egg-hunt-contest/
- An illustration of London, photographed by the people who live there, exhibited digitally at Somerset House. New for 2012, the Londoners Photography Competition invites London residents to portray the London Borough in which they live. â€˜Portrait of a Cityâ€™ is sure to produce some fascinating images, as Londonerâ€™s capture their favourite street corner or park bench in order to become part of this wonderful project to produce a snapshot of Greater London. For more information please visit:http://www.worldphoto.org/competitions/portrait-of-your-city-open-competition/
All exhibitions run from 27 April to 20 May 2012, at Somerset House, the Strand, London WC2R 1LA. Tickets are priced Â£7.50 and Â£5.00 concessions.Â For further information about the exhibition and to book tickets for World Photo London events, visitÂ http://www.worldphoto.org/london/