Bruce Davidson has received the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award at this year’s Sony World Photography Awards. A retrospective exhibition is showing at Somerset House until 22nd May and selected work will be on show at Chris Beetles from 4th to 28th May. Read feature by Sean O'Hagan and an interview from 2006 at American Suburb X.
The Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year Award (L’Iris D’Or) went to Alejandro Chaskielberg for his portfolio of pictures taken while living with islanders in the Paraná river delta, Argentina.For full details of all category award winners see The Sony World Photography Awards website. Below is a selection of images from some of the portfolios:
Javier Arcenillas, from Citizens of Despair - winner: Photojournalism & Documentary: Current Affairs
Charles Emerson, A Rose from Auschwitz - 3rd place: Fine Art: Still Life
The Deutsche-Börse prize for photography, 2011, has been awarded to Jim Goldberg for his project Open See, documenting the experiences of refugees, immigrants and displaced people. (See also entries below)