Open Photographer of the Year 2015

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Open Photographer of the Year

Armin Appel, Germany

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© Armin Appel, Germany, Open Photographer of the Year, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 

 

Overview: A single shot taken by any photographer in one of ten categories

From nearly 80,000 entries one single image taken by amateur German photographer Armin Appel was chosen as the overall Open Photographer of the Year.

The photographer, who also received the latest Sony digital imaging equipment plus a $5,000 cash prize, took his photograph while paragliding over the vibrant landscape of Biberach an der Riss, Germany.

The image won the overall commendation amongst nine other Open category winners.

See all the winning images below.

 

 

Winning Images

Enjoy below the winners of the Open competition. Open to photographers of all abilities, judges awarded the best single image in each of the ten categories.
To see the shortlisted images click here

Armin Appel, Germany, Winner, Architecture

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© Armin Appel, Germany, 1st Place, Architecture, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 

 

Hector Muñoz Huerta, Mexico, Winner, Arts and Culture

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© Hector Munoz, Mexico, 1st Place, Arts and Culture, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 

 

Antony Crossfield, United Kingdom, Winner, Enhanced

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© Antony Crossfield, United Kingdom, 1st Place, Enhanced, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Nick Ng, Malaysia, Winner, Low Light

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© Nick Ng, Malaysia, 1st Place, Low Light, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 

 

Antoine Weis, Switzerland, Winner, Nature and Wildlife

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© Antoine Weis, Switzerland, 1st Place, Nature & Wildlife, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 

 

Norman Quinn, United Kingdom, Winner, Panoramic

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© Norman Quinn, United Kingdom, 1st Place, Panoramic, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 

 

Saleh Rozati, Iran, Winner, People

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© Saleh Rozati, Iran, 1st Place, People, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 

 

Wilson Lee, Hong Kong, Winners, Smile

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© Wilson Lee, Hong Kong, 1st Place, Smile, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Jaime Massieu, Spain, Winner, Split Second

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© Jaime Massieu, Spain, 1st Place, Split Second, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 

 

Yasen Georgiev, Bulgaria, Winner, Travel

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© Yasen Georgiev, Bulgaria, 1st Place, Travel, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards