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UK Photographer Strikes Double Victory at 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Simon Skinner - 2 years ago

An image by British photographer Nick Dolding has been revealed as the winner of both the Open Portraiture category and the UK National Award at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Coming out on top of the hundreds of thousands of entries submitted by a global audience, Nick’s winning work, ‘Emile’ was chosen by an expert panel of judge for two prizes: firstly, as the best single image entered by any photographer worldwide to Awards’ Open Portraiture category, and secondly as the best single image by a British photographer entering any of the Awards’ ten Open competition categories.

As an Open category and National Award winner, Nick Dolding receives the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony, and in addition, the winning work will be published in the 2018 Awards’ book and shown at the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, which will take place at Somerset House in London between April 20th and May 6th.

Nick will also attend the Awards ceremony, which will take place in London on April 19th, competing against the nine other Open category winners to become the Open Photographer of the Year, which carries a prize of $5,000 [USD].

Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s most diverse photography competition. Last year, the 11th edition saw a record-breaking 320,000 submissions by photographers from more than 200 countries and territories, presenting some of the world’s finest contemporary photography captured over the past year.

I’m delighted to have won such a prestigious award and it’s all the better that I achieved it with this image because ‘Emile’ is one of my favourite shots from 2017. I actually have it as the home screen image on my phone. I never tire of picking up my camera and having my image chosen from so many entries across so many countries, really is the best incentive for me to carry on doing what I love.

About Nick Dolding


The winning shortlisted and commended works will be exhibited at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London from April 20th through till May 6th 2018.
Nick is an advertising photographer with over 30 years experience under his belt. From the year 2000, he moved his studios to Shoreditch in London and started photographing people, where he found the vibrant and creative community very inspiring. He has travelled extensively in his career and has worked on high-level campaigns for many of the best-known brands in the world. Dolding has previously been shortlisted in numerous international awards.

The Professional category winners will be revealed on April 19.

See more HERE

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.