New Galloway Man Commended In Sony World Photography Awards

The judges of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards today honour the work of Dumfries and Galloway photographer Duncan McNaught whose image “Tiny Jewels” ( Main Image) is commended as top 50 in the world in the awards’ Open Nature category.


Over 227,000 images from 183 countries were submitted to the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. Duncan, who is based New Galloway in south west Scotalnd is recognised as a commended photographer alongside the shortlisted photographers of the Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus competitions, all of which are also announced today February 28th.

In the Open competition, judges were looking for the best single images across ten categories, representing the finest contemporary photography today.

Duncan said “Being recognised by the Sony World Photography Awards and the judges is Fantastic – I am excited to see what opportunities being commended will present and to see my work being exhibited in London.”

The category winners for the Open competition will be announced March 28, and the overall Open Photographer of the Year title revealed April 20 at an awards ceremony in London. Prizes include the latest Sony digital imagery equipment, and a $5,000 cash prize.

As a commended photographer, Duncan’s image will be shown alongside the awards’ other commended plus the shortlisted and winning images at the Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr – 2017 Exhibition in London from April 21-May 7. The commended image will also be given a global audience as it is published on the World Photography Organisation website.
Duncan is a previous DGWGO featured photographer, read his story HERE

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