Sony World Photography Awards Announces Stunning 2021 Contest Category Winners

Sony World Photography Awards is one of the contests that always brings us lots of magnificent photos. The World Photography Organisation that stands behind it has just announced this year’s category winners and shortlist in the Open competition. And as always, it’s a selection of amazing images.

The contest recognizes winners in ten categories, and over 100 photographers were selected as shortlisted. Each winner receives Sony gear and competes further for the Open Photographer of the Year title and a $5,000 reward.


Category winner, open competition, street photography. Disinfection, a cinematic image documenting an employee of the health affairs unit of Ankara municipality in protective gear walking along the train platform while spraying it with disinfectant. (Photo by F. Dilek Uyar/Sony World Photography Awards)

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Category winner, open competition, creative. African Victorian, a portrait of a young black woman dressed in Victorian dress and holding traditional Shona cooking utensils. The image probes at stereotypical contextualising of the black female body and offers an alternative visual language through which a multifaceted African identity is presented. (Photo by Tamary Kudita/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, travel. Drying Fish, a photograph of a lone woman surrounded by hundreds of trays of drying fish in the Long Hai fish market in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Vietnam. Taken from above, the pattern of the fish in trays resembles a large piece of fabric with the woman seemingly weaving it all together. (Photo by Khanh Phan/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, street photography. Night in Pandemic Time, taken at the Pondok Ranggon Cemetery, Jakarta, late one afternoon. The funeral officers were having a break, watching videos on their smartphones and chatting with their families. (Photo by Ares Jonekson Saragi/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, portraiture. Son, featuring a young child sitting on a table while gazing into space, lost in contemplation. The photograph shows another side to childhood, one of calmness and reflection. (Photo by Lyudmila Sabanina/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, travel. An algae called dunaliella salina gives Lake Tuz in Ankara its pink colour in summer – it can be quite surreal. On the edge of the lake is an old fountain where the shepherds occasionally bring their herds during the day, before returning to their grazing. (Photo by F. Dilek Uyar/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, object. Memento, depicting a tailor’s mannequin in an empty room. For Zih, the stillness of the scene evokes a feeling of solitude and stirs up memories of lockdown. (Photo by Kata Zih/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, object. Wild Garden – garden plants used to make photograms, exposing them in sunlight on to Ilford Ilfobrom Galerie FB black-and-white photographic paper. The photographer combined the resulting photograms digitally, in order to produce this ethereal floral image that gives the effect of a wild garden. (Photo by Ann Petruckevitch/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, lifestyle. Dias de playa, a softly focused picture of two women enjoying a morning walk on the beach in Alicante, Spain. (Photo by Mariano Belmar Torrecilla/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, natural world and wildlife. Hello World – an ant looking through an autumn leaf in a forest near the photographer’s home. “I like the tones of this autumn leaf. So warm. It was hard to take this image because of the fast-moving ant, but with a little help of a flashlight I was able to freeze the motion”. (Photo by Alex Pansier/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, natural world and wildlife. Little Kiss, an amusing picture of a hare looking out into the field with its tongue sticking out. (Photo by Cristo Pihlamäe/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, landscape. I know I’m not alone. On the way to seek the best view at Mount Gongga in Sichuan province, China. (Photo by Jinjing Lyu/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, motion. Storm Ciara at Newhaven, East Sussex. (Photo by Dan Portch/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, lifestyle. After Show – ballet backstage. (Photo by Alexey Tsiler/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, motion. Light Athletics. The first element was the black-and-white shot, which makes the lines of the tracks stand out and suppresses any distractions. The final image was edited in Photoshop. (Photo by Zdeněk Vošický/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, lifestyle. Healing Vibes – the hot springs of Bagno Vignoni in Italy flow out at a temperature of about 49°C. They were appreciated by the Romans for their healing powers, and have been used as therapeutic treatments since the 12th century, under Emperor Federico II. (Photo by Stefano Butturini/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, creative. Illusion – in a situation where man thinks only of construction and objects, for self-knowledge, he can only resort to the imaginary. (Photo by Alireza Movahedi/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, landscape. Electric Storm on Lavender, a dramatic photograph capturing the moment lightning strikes a flowering field of lavender with a solitary tree at its centre, set against a dusky evening sky. Taken in the province of Guadalajara, Spain. (Photo by Juan Lopez Ruiz/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, architecture. Memorable Buildings – these buildings were once full of joy and happiness. Until about 15 years ago, travellers making their way to Lake Urmia in Iran could rest and enjoy this place. Now, since the salt lake of Urmia has dried up, they lie abandoned. (Photo by Farshid Ahmadpour/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, architecture. The Blue Window, depicting a ramp of stairs at the Hyatt hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany, ascending towards a window from which a view of clear blue skies is reflected. Seemingly floating in space, the stairs and window are framed in dark shadows that highlight the design while also adding an element of surrealism. (Photo by Klaus Lenzen/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, motion. Girl Power, a black-and-white photograph recording the moment when a woman dives off a cliff on the island of Lokrum near Dubrovnik, Croatia, while her friends stand and watch. (Photo by Marijo Maduna/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, portraiture. Asylum seekers who had travelled to Turkey’s northwestern Edirne province from Istanbul and many other Turkish cities as they wait for humanitarian aid near a buffer zone between the Kastanies and Pazarkule border gates. They were hoping that Greece would open the border gate. More than 3,000 people camped in this woodland for a month. (Photo by Elif Öztürk/Sony World Photography Awards)


National Award Winner. Two young girls in traditional Indonesian garb, took out the country’s national award. (Photo by Hardijanto Budyman/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, Open competition, Landscape. The Neowise Comet pass overhead at Stonehenge in the United Kingdom. (Photo by James Rushforth/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, creative. Espoir – made at the Château du Vieux Mareuil in France, this image is part of a series called Calypso. (Photo by Maximilien Diaz/Sony World Photography Awards)

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ぽか~ん…自動ねこじゃらしに対する反応がゆるすぎる猫

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 この顔にピンときたらホシコさん。ロシアで暮らすスコティッシュ・ストレートのオスで今年6歳となる、アイドルキャットだ。

 今回はホシコさんには、自動で回転する猫じゃらしで遊んでもらうことに。ところがホシコさん、興味はちょっとだけあるものの、好奇心をくすぐられなかったようで、ゆる~く、気持ち程度に反応したりしなかったりしていたようだ。 続きを読む

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アプリで精子ドナーを見つけ、ネットで受精キットを購入した女性、電子ベイビーを無事出産

アプリで精子ドナーを見つけ、通販で受精キットを購入した女性、電子ベイビーを無事出産
 今やなんでもネットで買える時代となった。異性と関係を持ちたくはないけど、我が子は欲しい。そんな望みすら叶う。

 希望に叶う精子や卵子をアプリで探し出して、出産するための受精キットを通販で買えばいいのだ。

 イギリスに住む33歳の女性はこの方法を利用し、無事我が子を出産した。インターネットを介して誕生したこの子は、電子ベイビー(eBaby)と呼ばれ話題となっている。 続きを読む

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保護リス「大好きだからそばにいるの!」と、保護した男性に甘えまくる

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 ふとしたことで手を差し伸べた相手との間に、いつしか切っても切れない絆が結ばれてしまう…という、「運命の出会い」は確かにあるのだろう。

 今日は命を救ったリスとの間に、そんな絆ができてしまった男性のお話を聞いてみよう。 続きを読む

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ツングースカ以上の隕石爆発で滅んだ3600年前のヨルダンの古代都市。ソドムとゴモラのモデルだった可能性

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 かつて「ソドムとゴモラ」という隣り合った町が存在した。二つの町は大いに栄えていたが、いつしか堕落し、悪徳に染まってしまう。これに神は怒り、ついには硫黄と火の雨を降らせて町を消し去った。

 これは旧約聖書の『創世記』に記されている伝説だ。本当なのかどうかはわからない。だがそのモデルになった町はあったのかもしれない。

 それはヨルダンにある「テル・エル・ハマム遺跡」だ。今から3600年前、この町の上空で隕石が爆発し、建物も人々も一瞬にしてこの世から消えた。以降600年間、この地域に人が住み着くことはなかった。

 『Scientific Reports』(21年9月20日付)では、最新の調査によって当時の人たちを襲った悲劇を明らかにしている。 続きを読む

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AIに映画のあらすじだけを文字入力し、ポスターを描かせてみた。こうなった。

AIに映画のあらすじを読み込ませてポスターを作らせてみた
 AI(人工知能)を使った画像生成技術の進歩は目覚しい。実在しない人の顔をリアルに作り上げたり、故人を生きているかのように動かしたり、1枚のぼやけた顔写真を鮮明な写真へと変化させることができる。

 そして今回、テキストと画像のデータをリンクさせる「CLIP」と新しい画像生成モデル「VQGAN」を組み合わせた興味深い試みが行われている。

 AIに映画の概要(あらすじ)を入力し、そこから連想される映画ポスターを生成させたのだ、ちなみに上の画像は、AIが作り上げた映画「マトリックス」(1999年)のポスターである。 続きを読む

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太陽系の中で、ボールが落ちるのが一番速いのはどの星か?(重力比較テスト)

太陽系内惑星の重力比較テスト。もしもボールを落としたら一番速く落ちるのはどの星?
 太陽系は、太陽及び太陽の重力で周囲を直接的、あるいは間接的に公転する天体から構成される惑星系のことだ。

 現在確認されているのは8個の惑星と5個の準惑星、それらを公転する衛星、他多数の太陽系小天体などがあるが、当然のことながら惑星によって重力が異なる。

 ではどれくらい違いがあるのだろう?宇宙航空研究開発機構(JAXA)の惑星科学者、ジェームズ・オドノヒュー氏は、それをわかりやすく説明するために、太陽を含む12の惑星と準惑星の上空1kmから同じ重さのボールを落とした時の落下スピードがわかる動画を作成した。

 速く落ちる星ほど重力が大きいということだ。さて、一番ボールが速く落ちたのはどの星だったかわかるかな? 続きを読む

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NIKE AIR MAX PRE-DAY LX WHITE



After being introduced earlier in the year, the popular Nike Air Max Pre-Day silhouette shows no signs of slowing down, this time around, it has been given this cool new clean colorway for Autumn. The sustainable sneakers, which are partly made of recycled materials, have a sporty, slim shape, followed by raised toes and heels for a retro-inspired look. All of these details rest over a white midsole, finished off by a translucent Air sole unit for added comfort and support.

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1995 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FZJ80



Known as one of the world?s most reliable exploration vehicles, the Toyota Land Cruiser is a utilitarian dream that has been tackling the most challenging roads since 1958. Bring a Trailer have listed this impressive truck equipped with all you will ever need to tackle the great outdoors. The stunning 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80 received a Stage Three build by TLC 4x4 of Chatsworth, California, in 2018, with work including the installation of a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 matted to a four-speed automatic transmission, front and rear ARB locking differentials, black bison leather upholstery, LED lighting, and suspension components sourced from Old Man Emu, Fox Racing, and Slee Offroad. There is also a rebuilt dual-range transfer case, powder-coated steel side steps, 17" Walker Evans Racing wheels, and a Pioneer touchscreen infotainment system with a backup camera.

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コロナ禍につき、タクシーで野菜栽培はじめました

利用していない車で野菜栽培を始めたタイのタクシー会社
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 コロナ対策で入国規制が敷かれたタイ・バンコクでは、観光客が激減し、タクシー会社が大打撃を受けている。

 顧客を失ったことで地方からの運転手が故郷へ戻り、利用価値がなくなったタクシーは屋外駐車場でまるで墓場のように大量に放置された状態になっていた。

 そこで最近、あるタクシー会社では、車の屋根やボンネットに菜園を作り、野菜を栽培しているという。収穫した野菜は、少なくとも運転手や従業員らの生活の助けになっているようだ。 続きを読む

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SEPTEMBER 2021 FINDS ON AMAZON



Once again we are here to help you find the best products on Amazon. This month we have found some more cool, beautiful and functional products buried deep in Amazon?s massive catalog. We showcase a list of products that caught our attention, either for their great discount price, for their great customer ratings, or simply because they are pretty goddamn awesome. Product details below.


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This ultralight, waterproof, versatile trail shoe by Columbia reimagines outdoor footwear with a running-inspired fit and athletic midsole for optimal performance, underfoot comfort, and all-terrain traction.
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In his tell-all, legendary Doors guitarist, Robby Krieger, one of Rolling Stone?s "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," opens up about his band?s meteoric career, his own darkest moments, and the most famous black eye in rock and roll.
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This  durable, wrist-mounted GPS navigator is built to military standards. Keep your bearings nearly anywhere with GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellite systems, which provide accurate positioning. Includes built-in 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis compass and a barometric altimeter.
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Take Charge 4 to the beach or the pool without worrying about spills or even submersion in water. The portable Bluetooth speaker features full-spectrum, powerful sound and a built-in power bank to charge your devices. It features a proprietary developed driver and two JBL bass radiators that intensify sound with strong deep bass. Its high-capacity 7500mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery provides up to 20 hours of playtime.
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The new POC Devour are a true hybrid, combining the best features of goggles and sunglasses to provide exceptional coverage and protection. The stylish sunglasses give you ultrawide coverage, maximising peripheral vision, in a massive performance shield.
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