This years winner of the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year is American photographer Mitch Dobrowner. He was presented with the coveted L’Iris d’Or during the Sony World Photography Awards Gala ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in London’s Park Lane for his extraordinary series of images, Storms.
(images via Mitch Dobrowner)
The overall winner in the Open Competition Category is photographer Tobias Bräuning from Germany, for his creative image Dancing Queen, in the Split Second category. The Open Competition is for anyone with an interest in photography and photographers are judged on a single image.
The winners in other categories of the Open Competition are: Filippo Di Rosa (Italy), San Francisco - Architecture category, Sanket Khuntale (India), indifest - Arts & Culture category, Victor Vargas Villafuerte (Mexico), Thanh - Enhanced category, Natalia Belentsova (Russian Federation), Symphony of Fire - Low Light category, Giovanni Frescura (Italy), upupa - Nature & Wildlife category, Denise Worden (United States), Carolina Morning - Panoramic category, Ana Gregorič (Slovenia), in between - People category, Piotr Stasiuk (Poland), Marriage - Smile category, Krzysztof Browko (Poland), Spring Time - Travel category.