2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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On Feburary 28th, the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards is announced at the official website of World Photography Organisation. We are excited to announce that Songquan’s photo named ‘Vatican Staircase’ won Commended Photography award in 2017 Sony World Photography Competition.

Introduction to Sony World Photography Competition

The competiton is organised anuually by WPO (World Photography Organisation). As Sony is the major sponsor, the competition is named ‘Sony World Photography Competition’ and is the world’s largest photography competition.

The competition has four entry levels; Youth, Student, Open and Professional, each with a number of subcategories. Photographers entered 227,596 images across the awards’ Professional, Open and Youth competitions in the year of 2017 with 105,692 entries in Open Competition.

About Sony World Photography

There are two type of awards in each subcategories in Youth, Open and Professional levels. The shortlisted (top 10) and commended (top 50) photographers shine a spotlight on the medium of photography and the beauty of its art. The Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr – 2017 Exhibition will showcase the winning, shortlisted and commended images from the world’s leading photography competition from April to May in Somerset House, London.

Songquan’s Photo – Vatican Staircase, was listed in Commended of Architecture subcategory in Open group.

Official site: https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards/winners-galleries/2017/open/commended/architecture/architecture

2017 Sony World Photography Award, Commended Photographer, Vatican Staircase.
Sony World Photography Award


This photo was taken during Songquan’s freelance travel project, which lasted for a month in Italy in 2016. With his Nikon D800 and 14-24mm ultra-wide angle lens, Songquan captured the true beauty of Vatican Museum staircase. Stitched from more than 10 single shots, Songquan created this stunning panoramic view with near 180 degree view angle. The abstract curves and gradients of lights caught judge’s eyes.


Please join us to congratulate Songquan’s sucess! We are looking forward to see more great photos and awards from Songquan in the future.



BestCityscape.com team

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