Among the contenders of the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards are also two Belgian photographers. One of them is Alexander Meeus, photographer for The Standard.
The Sony World Photography Awards, according to organizers, the largest photo competition in the world, are already for the eleventh time awarded. On the shortlist in the category Professional featured the work of two Belgian photographers: Alexander Meeuws and Paul D’haese.
Meeus kicked it to the last ten with a series of photographs of Bàrdenas Reales, a Unesco-recognized area in the north of Spain. Years of erosion formed this area, in order to a maanachtig landscape that is more reminiscent of an African or Mexican desert where the landscape of the Iberian peninsula. The series appeared last summer in The Standard.
D’haese was selected with a series of photos which our desire to build a safe place and the impact it has on the environment. “There is visually so much to tell about the way we build, and how we landscape our hand to try to convert. That brings strange images: bizarre, surreal, and whacky’, says the photographer himself. The full series can be found on his website.
The photos of Meeus and D’haese were chosen from a record number of entries: photographers from more than 200 countries together have around 320,000 photos submitted. The winners will be on april 19 in London published, the award-winning and selected works will then be between 20 april and 6 may be exhibited in the British capital.
Last year was Frederik Buyckx, a freelance photographer for, among other things, The Standard, acclaimed photographer of the year at the Sony World Photography Awards. He then won gold in the category Professional Landscape.