An Exclusive Collection of Award Winning Photos 2012

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We’ve put together a collection of Prestigious Award Winning Photographs of Pulitzer Prize, The World Press Photo and Sony World Photography Awards in 2012. Feel free to check our earlier article Photography Awards in 2011. At times, all a photographer needs is recognition which is more than sought by means of winning. These awards,they are everything for them, becomes an address to any artist. All these awards are very prestigious and considered to be the foremost awards for any photographer be it Professional or amateur.

All photos are linked and lead to the sources from which they were taken. Please feel free to explore further works of these photographers on their collections or their personal sites. As always, if we’ve missed something you think should have been included, please let us know in the comments.

The 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner – Massoud Hossaini

Tarana Akbari, 12, screams after a suicide bombing at Abul Fazel Shrine in Kabul on Dec. 6, 2011

The 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner - Massoud Hossaini

 

World Press Photo

Photographer of the year – Samuel Aranda

Sanaa, Yemen – Fatima al-Qaws cradles her son Zayed (18), who is suffering from the effects of tear gas after participating in a street demonstration, in Sanaa, Yemen, on 15 October.

World Press Photo of the year - Samuel Aranda

General News, 1st prize singles – Alex Majoli

Mubarak Steps Down – Demonstrators on Tahrir Square, Cairo, react to a televised speech on 10 February, in which contrary to prior expectations, Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak said he would not give up power.

World Press Photo General News, 1st prize singles - Alex Majoli

General News, 1st prize stories – Rémi Ochlik

Battle for LIbya – After security forces fired live rounds on demonstrators in Libya’s second city of Benghazi, in mid-February, anti-government protests escalated. Over the next few months, opposition to the rule of long-time dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi became a full-scale national revolt.

World Press Photo General News, 1st prize stories - Rémi Ochlik

Spot News, 1st prize singles – Yuri Kozyrev

On Revolution Road – Rebels battle for Ras Lanuf, an oil-refining town on the Libyan coast, on 11 March.

World Press Photo Spot News, 1st prize singles - Yuri Kozyrev

Spot News, 1st prize stories – Koichiro Tezuka

The Fury of the Tsunami – Tsunami waves hit the town of Natori, in Miyagi prefecture, Japan.

World Press Photo Spot News, 1st prize stories - Koichiro Tezuka

People in the News, 1st prize stories – Yasuyoshi Chiba

Tsunami – On 11 March, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck 70 kilometers off the Tōhoku coast, in northeastern Japan. The quake triggered a tsunami that swept inland, destroying buildings, crippling infrastructure, and resulting in the displacement of more than 340,000 people.

World Press Photo People in the News, 1st prize stories - Yasuyoshi Chiba

Sports, 1st prize singles – Donald Miralle, Jr.

Ironman World Championships – Competitors swim over a school of fish at the start of the mass swim, part of the Ironman World Championship.

World Press Photo Sports, 1st prize singles - Donald Miralle, Jr.

Sports, 1st prize stories – Alexander Taran

Strelka – In the amateur street fighting tournament known as strelka in Russia, fighters compete on sand without a time limit. Only a knockout or surrender stops the fight.

World Press Photo Sports, 1st prize stories - Alexander Taran

Daily Life, 1st prize singles – Damir Sagolj

North Korea – A portrait of North Korea’s founder, Kim Il-sung, decorates a building in the country’s capital Pyongyang.

World Press Photo Daily Life, 1st prize singles - Damir Sagolj

Daily Life, 1st prize stories – Alejandro Kirchuk

Never Let You Go – Marcos and Monica were married for 65 years and, for much of that time, lived in the same apartment in Buenos Aires. In 2007, aged 84, Monica was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Since that moment, Marcus devoted his time to taking care of her.

World Press Photo Daily Life, 1st prize stories - Alejandro Kirchuk

Portraits, 1st prize singles – Laerke Posselt

Danish and Iranian Culture – Actress Mellica Mehraban, who was born in Iran but grew up in Denmark, played a lead role in the Iranian spy thriller ‘Fox Hunting’.

World Press Photo Portraits, 1st prize singles - Laerke Posselt

Portraits, 1st prize stories – Donald Weber

Interrogation room – Inside an interrogation room in Ukraine.

World Press Photo Portraits, 1st prize stories - Donald Weber

Arts and Entertainment, 1st prize singles – David Goldman

Afghanistan – Canadian Forces soldier Corporal Ben Vandandaigue plays on a drum kit at Forward Operating Base Sperwan Ghar, overlooking the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

World Press Photo Arts and Entertainment, 1st prize singles - David Goldman

Nature, 1st prize singles – Jenny E. Ross

Cliff-Climbing Polar Bear Attempting to Eat Seabird Eggs – A young male polar bear climbs on a cliff face above the ocean, attempting unsuccessfully to feed on eggs from the nests of Brünnich’s guillemots, in late July.

World Press Photo Nature, 1st prize singles - Jenny E. Ross

Nature, 1st prize stories – Brent Stirton

Rhino Wars – With rhinoceros horn worth more than gold, the animals are the target of poachers. South Africa alone lost over 400 rhinos to illegal poaching in 2011. It is estimated there are only 16,000 rhinos left in the world, and the animal faces extinction.

World Press Photo Nature, 1st prize stories - Brent Stirton

Contemporary Issues, 1st prize singles – Brent Stirton

Maria, a drug-addicted sex worker, rests between clients in the room she rents in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine.

World Press Photo Contemporary Issues, 1st prize singles - Brent Stirton

Contemporary Issues, 1st prize stories – Stephanie Sinclair

Child Brides – Every year, all over the world, millions of girls below the age of 18 undergo marriages initiated by their families. The tradition of child marriage spans continents, religion, and class.

World Press Photo Contemporary Issues, 1st prize stories - Stephanie Sinclair

 

Sony World Photography Awards 2012

Open Photographer of the Year – Tobias Bräuning

Landscapes: Storms – Mitch Dobrowner

Culture category – Kolyaskin Sergey

Overall Youth Competition Winner - Kolyaskin Sergey

Current Affairs – Donald Weber

Professional Category Winner - Donald Weber

Sport – Palmer + Pawel

Professional Category Winner - Palmer + Pawel

Arts and Culture – Rob Hornstra

Arts and Culture - Rob Hornstra

Conceptual – Irina Werning

Conceptual - Irina Werning

Contemporary Issues – Kasia Bieska

Contemporary Issues - Kasia Bieska

Fashion – Peter Franck

Fashion - Peter Franck

Nature & Wildlife – Jacek Kusz

Nature & Wildlife - Jacek Kusz

Travel – Luis Henry Agudelo

People – Simon Norfolk

People - Simon Norfolk

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Comments

  1. Sai Kiran says:

    stunning collection of images.

  2. subhasis mukherjee says:

    thanx

  3. Dick De Leon says:

    These are just inspiring.

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