The World Photography Organisation recently announced the winners and shortlists of the Sony World Photography Awards along with its National Awards winners. But now, the ZEISS Photography Award has just had its winner and shortlists announced too. It’s another contest held by the same organization, and there are some more inspiring images in its selection.
The ZEISS Photography Award contest is now in its fifth year. For this year’s brief, photographers were asked to submit a series of works focused on the theme of discoveries that transform our everyday lives. As an answer to the topic, photographers have submitted images based on different kinds of discoveries. They include personal revelations, scientific and technological breakthroughs, or ideas that led to social change.
The winner of this year’s ZEISS Photography Award is Kyeong Jun Yang from South Korea, a self-taught photographer and a journalism student at the University of Texas. His winning series Metamorphosis contains black and white images of portraits and still life. Each of them depicts or represents Julie Chen, a young woman who immigrated to the USA from Mainland China at the age of twelve after her parent’s separation. With his series, Yang wanted to explore the immigrant experience.
Along with Yang, there are also nine shortlisted photographers from seven countries:
- Luisa Dörr (Brazil)
- Robin Hinsch (Germany)
- Jorritt T. Hoen (Netherlands)
- Tadas Kazakevicius (Lithuania)
- Stefano Sbrulli (Italy)
- Magdalena Stengel (Germany)
- Alexey Vasilyev (Russian Federation)
- Pan Wang (China Mainland)
- Alena Zhandarova (Russian Federation)
Take a look at the rest of the photos below, and make sure to visit the World Photography Organisation’s website for more details.