Singapore National Award Winner Revealed for 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
Photo: © Chua Boon Kiat Jansen, 1st Place, Singapore National Award, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
* Single best photograph taken by a Singaporean photographer discovered by world’s biggest photography competition
* Photographer will be flown to London to attend Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony and image will be exhibited at Somerset House, London, 24 April to 10 May 2015
17th March 2015, Singapore/ Asia Pacific – Singaporean photographer Chua Boon Kiat Jansen is today named as the winner of the Singapore National Award as part of the prestigious 2015 Sony World Photography Awards.
Chua’s winning image “Douce enfance” was chosen as the single best photograph taken by a Singapore photographer entered into any of the ten Open categories of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition.
Chua, a client consultant and keen amateur photographer who only began shooting seriously last year, has won a Sony α7 camera. He will also be flown to London to attend the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony on 23 April 2015, and his winning photograph will be shown as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House, London from 24 April to 10 May 2015.
Talking about his win, Chua commented, “Winning this award means the world to me. Being a new photographer, I am constantly awed by many images shared by people on social media. Never have I dreamt that my piece would emerge as a winner this year. Deep down, there is still much uncertainty about many aspects of photography, and I know there are still lots to improve on. This award ascertained the approach I have undertaken, and I will continue to work even harder to achieve greater heights with my photography, and hopefully produce better images in the future.”
Describing the image, he said, “Taken from the Bay East Garden of Gardens by the Bay, this is a panoramic view of the modern Marina Bay Waterfront. My original intention was to capture a sunset that day, but it started raining. I managed to find a shelter and decided to wait out the rain. Thankfully, the rained stopped just in time for me to catch the last moments of the fast fading blue hours. This composite image is a panoramic stitch-up 15 frames, each with 3 exposure digitally blended.”
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Runner up positions for the Singapore National Award were given to:
* 2nd place – David Wirawan
* 3rd place – Heng Wang Tan
The winners of all 54 National Awards were announced today by the Sony World Photography Awards. The National Awards programme honours and rewards the best single image taken by a local photographer and runs across the world from Argentina to Australia. It is open to photographers of all abilities. To see all the winning images, please go to www.worldphoto.org.
About World Photography Organisation (WPO)
WPO is a home where photography is celebrated and the art of the photographer is recognised. Working with professional, enthusiast and student photographers alike, the World Photography Organisation provides a global network across the photographic industry to not only to raise the level of conversation around the subject, but to increase awareness and appreciation of this artform. WPO hosts a year-round portfolio of industry and public events including: Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s largest photography competition and accompanying global exhibition; the World Photography Student Focus Programme, inspiring and working with the next generation of photographers, and Photo Shanghai, Asia Pacific’s premier art fair dedicated to photography. In addition, WPO has a thriving online presence via its website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and addresses the industry’s latest issues in its monthly online publication, The Magazine. For more information please visit www.worldphoto.org
About Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and on-line businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately US$75 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. Sony Global Web Site: http://www.sony.net/
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