6 Mexican photographers recognized in the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

© Alberto Pereda, Mexico, Commended, Open competition, Culture, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
6 Mexican photographers recognized in the 
2018 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s most diverse photography awards

February 28, 2018: The judges of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards today honor the work of 6 Mexican photographers by shortlisting and commending their photographs as the top 50 in the world in the Awards’ Professional and Open competitions.

Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s most diverse photography competition. The 11th edition saw a record-breaking 320,000 submissions by photographers from more than 200 countries and territories, presenting some of the world’s finest contemporary photography captured over the past year. The international range of entries displays a huge diversity of imagery in terms of genre, style and subject matter across the Awards’ 4 competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus.

  • In the Professional competition, 1 Mexican photographer has been recognized for a strong body of work between 5-10 images. 
  • The Open competition, which rewards the best single image across ten categories, also features 5 photographers from across Mexico placed in the top 50 in the world (commended)
Recognizing a huge diversity of work, the judges placed the following Mexican photographers:

Professional shortlist: Tania Franco Klein, Creative category, (Mexico)
Tania Franco Klein (Mexico City) is shortlisted in the Creative category for a series of images called "Our Life In The Shadows" which reflect on the ‘American Dream’ and contemporary society’s need to perform, which leads to a variety of social, emotional and physical problems. Tania has a history of winning with the Sony World Photography Awards; she won last year’s Mexican National Award.

Open commended: Jose Maria Gonzalez, Architecture Category (Ensenada)
The commended images across the Open competition are drawn from a range of inspirations. Full-time architect Jose Maria Gonzalez’s image "Piel Arquitectónica" depicts the monumental building off the Soumaya Museum, Polanco, Mexico City.

Open commended: Eduardo Lopez Moreno, Portraiture category, (Nairobi, Kenya)
Award-winning photographer Eduardo Lopez Moreno’s image "Losing attention, schooling in a refugee camp", shows a group of young Somalis at school.

Open commended:
The judges of the Sony World Photography Awards also commended the images of 5 Mexican photographers in the Awards’ Open competition, honoring them as the top 50 entries in their categories.

  • Jose Maria Gonzalez, Architecture (Ensenada)
  • Alberto    Careaga, Culture (Mexico City)
  • Eduardo Lopez Moreno, Portraiture (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • David Sayeg, Still Life (Guadaljara)
  • Karla Guerrero Trejo, Still Life (Mexico City)
The work of the shortlisted and commended photographers will be exhibited at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London from April 20 - May 6.  The Open category winners will be revealed March 20, and the Professional category winners on April 19.