Sony World Photography Awards pick Hungary winner

Awards

Zoltán Nemes has received the 2019 Hungary National Award in the National Awards program of the Sony World Photography Awards, for his photograph depicting the demolition of the last chimney at Győrʼs former plant oil factory.

"Győr, 23 March 2018. 11:03:39," the award-winning photograph by Zoltán Nemes.

Supporting local photographic communities in 62 countries across the globe, the World Photography Organisation and Sony announced the winners of the 2019 National Awards on Tuesday, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

Nemesʼs image was selected as the single best photo taken by any photographer of Hungarian nationality and living in Hungary, and entered into the Open competition of the Sony World Photography Awards. The winning image aims to convey emblematic memories of the old industrial city of Győr.

As National Award winner, the artist receives the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. His work will go on display at the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London from April 18 to May 6, and will be published in the 2019 Awards’ book.

The awards, now in their 12th year of partnership with headline sponsor Sony, consist of four competitions in total: Professional (for a body of works), Open (for a single image), Student (for academic institutions), and Youth (for 12-19 year olds).

The shortlists for the Awards’ Professional and Student competitions will be revealed on March 26. The overall and Professional category winners of the Awards will be announced on April 17. More information is available at www.worldphoto.org.

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