2022 Sony World Photography Awards

15th March 2022

Now in its 15th year, the Sony World Photography Awards returns to celebrate contemporary photography and the ways the arts reflect the world around us. Here is a selection of the images from the winners of this year’s national awards in the Environment and Documentary Projects categories.

“Ash Portraits 4.” John Banks at his home in Greenville that was destroyed by the Dixie Fire, California’s largest ever wildfire. John is president of the local Rotary Club and has been active in raising and distributing funds to help the many people who lost their homes in this disaster. October 26/2021. As our global temperatures rise we have seen an unprecedented increase in the extremity of wildfires around the world. © Gideon Mendel, South Africa, Finalist, Professional, Environment, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

"8". The shore of the lagoon is full of birds and people who come to the beach are indifferent to their death, as if nothing has happened. In recent years, we have witnessed the death of thousands of migratory birds in Iran’s Miankaleh Wetland – the cause is still unknown. This is a set of efforts by environmental forces to collect and bury birds. © Mehdi Mohebi Puor, Iran, Shortlist, Professional, Environment, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards
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