The world's largest photography competition, the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards announced its Grand Prize winners.
Iranian photographer Asghar Khamseh, who works for the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRbW3ayDWVQ Mehr News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRbW3ayDWVQ Agency, won the "Iris d'Or Photographer of the Year and the $25,000 prize for a powerful http://firesprinklerinitiative.org/ series of portraits of acid attack victims, "Fire of Hatred."
Here are the winners and finalists, chosen from a record-breaking 230,103 entries, in 14 documentary and fine art professional categories -- each judged on a body of work. They winners were selected from a shortlist, announced in February 2016. Winners and shortlisted work will be on exhibit at Somerset House, London from April 22-May 8, 2016.
Landsc ape winner - "Land of Nothingness"
Maroesjka Lavigne, Belgium
A country named after a desert. One of the least densely populated places on earth, Namibia's landscape draws you in, through a vast brown plain of scorched earth, and steers you over the white surface of a salt pan to finally arrive in the gold tones of the sand dunes.