Sony World Photography Awards 2015: British schoolgirl aged 14 wins category prize

Three Brits have won prizes in the world's biggest photography awards

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Three amateur British photographers have been named winners in the Sony World Photography Awards.

Stephanie Anjo, who is just 14 from Guilford in Surrey, has won the Youth Portraiture Category with a picture of her young cousin with her arms raised looking up to the sky.

Speaking about her image “Mellow Memories”, the school girl said: “This is a candid shot of my little cousin in her happiest state taken in my grandma’s garden in Portugal.”

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'Perfect Symmetry' by Norman Quinn

Norman Quinn, an architect from Belfast, has won the Open Panoramic Category with his photograph titled “Perfect Symmetry”, which shows two huge cranes dominating the Belfast skyline at sunset.

The image has been stitched together using editing software to create an impressive panoramic. 

 

Anthony Crossfield, who works as an artist in London, has been named winner of the Open Enhanced Category for his picture taken of a man doing a bomb dive into water.

He said the image, which shows the swimmer just about to enter the water, was intended to “undermine stereotypes of masculine strength and power”.

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Anthony Crossfield's 'Bomb'

The image is a digital construction from multiple photographs taken in London and the Sussex coast in July 2014.

The winners of all ten Sony Awards Open Categories including Culture, Environment and Travel have been announced today.

The winning photographs were chosen from a record 177, 444 submissions from photographers around the world.

The overall winning Open and Youth photographer will be announced at a gala ceremony in London on 23 April.

The images will go on show at Somerset House in London from 24 April – 10 May.

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