Sony World Photography Awards 2024 Exhibition

The Sony World Photography Awards are a photography competition supported by Sony and first held in 2007, with the aim of contributing to the development of photographic culture.

Now in its seventeenth year, the Sony World Photography Awards is devoted to promoting both established and emerging photographers and giving them the exposure, visibility and opportunities to help advance them into the next stage of their career.

The Awards consist of four competitions: Professional (10 categories), Open (10 categories), Youth (aged under 19) and Student, and provides platforms catered to every stage and genre of photography. In addition, the Awards recognise a person or a group of people that have made a significant impact on the medium of photography through the Outstanding Contribution to Photography. This year's recipient is the world-renowned photojournalist Sebastião Salgado, who is also known as an environmental activist dedicated to the conservation and restoration of nature. The Awards also celebrate photographers whose work highlights initiatives and organisations working to protect the global environment through the Sustainability Prize as well as local photographic talents from around the globe through the National & Regional Awards.

Winners receive a prize package that includes a cash reward and the latest Sony digital imaging equipment as well as opportunities such as inclusion in international exhibitions and in the Sony World Photography Awards book, and media exposure on a worldwide level.

More than 395,000 images from over 220 countries and regions were submitted to the Sony World Photography Awards 2024. This exhibition presents the winning entries from across the Awards’ competitions.

Part 1 (May 17 - May 23): Open, Youth and Student competitions, Japan National Award Part 2 (May 24 - May 30): Professional competition

The Sony World Photography Awards 2025 will be open for entries on June 1, 2024. For further information, please visit