Tuesday 28 February 2017 Diego Mayon, Italy, honoured in the world’s largest photography competition - 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
The judges of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards today honour the work of italian photographer Diego Mayon, whose photographic series “Athenstudio” is shortlisted as top ten in the world in the awards’ Professional Architecture category.
Over 227,000 images from 183 countries were submitted to the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards.
Diego Mayon, who is based in Milan, is recognised alongside the shortlisted photographers of the Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus competitions, all of which are also announced today.
110,270 images were submitted to the Professional competition and judges were looking for strong bodies of work between 5-10 images, representing the finest contemporary photography today.
Mayon's “Athenstudio” is an architecture series about top class brothels in Athens. The project has a clear documentary character, which reflects the type of photography Diego mainly deals with. Diego notes: "I'm incredibly honored to be shortlisted in one of the best photography awards all over the world. I have to be honest and say that I'm actually surprised and very proud to be part of such an amazing event. Sometimes you're lucky enough to get a recognition for all the effort you put in your work, and this is definitely one of those cases."
Diego Mayon will now compete to win the Professional Architecture category and the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards’ Photographer of the Year title. The winners will be announced on Thursday 20 April and prizes include the latest Sony digital imagery equipment, a trip to the awards ceremony in London and $25,000 US dollars.
The photographer’s work will also be shown alongside the awards’ other shortlisted and winning images at the Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr – 2017 Exhibition in London from April 21-May 7.