Gallery: The incredible overall winners of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Sauber's Charles Leclerc crash at the first corner during the Belgian Grand...
McLaren’s Fernando Alonso and Sauber’s Charles Leclerc crash at the first corner during the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, August 26, 2018. (Credit: Francois Lenoir, Belgium, Shortlist, Open, Motion (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards).

After a couple of months of slow reveals, the final overall winners of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced featuring a provocative array of images. The impressive assortment of winners in one of the world’s largest photo competitions cover everything from moving photojournalism to impressionistic underwater photography.

The Sony World Photography Awards this year amassed a record-breaking 326,997 entries spanning 195 countries. The overall Photographer of the Year prize was selected from the 10 professional category winners, judged on a submitted series of between five and 10 images. Federico Borella took this year’s big prize with a series of emotional images investigating the link between increased suicide rates amongst farmers in South India and global warming.

Overall Open Photographer of the Year, this image was shot underwater in Hawaii and is part...

The Open Photographer of the Year, based on single image submissions, went to an incredible shot from Christy Lee Rogers. The gorgeous image above is titled Harmony and sees a stunning classical painterly composition created using surreal underwater photography techniques.

Ethiopia has lost 95 percent of its native forests due to human activity in the last...

Other stunning highlights from this year’s massive trove of winners include Stephan Zirwes’ stylish geometric shots of public pools in Germany, Kieran Dodds’ drone shots of Ethiopia’s declining native forests (above), and Christian Vizl’s beautiful black and white underwater portraits.

Take a look through our gallery for more winning and shortlisted highlights from this year’s huge photo competition.

Source: Sony World Photography Awards

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