On March 2009, the results of one of the most prestigious photographic competitions in the world were announced – The Sony World Photography Awards. The first place in the category of professionals in the Fashion section was awarded to Piotr Fajfer – a photographer and owner of the PhotoHeaven Agency.
The pictured model is wearing one of today’s most recognizable dress – „A Princess of Crows” designed by Eva.
Zelda Cheatle, Chair of Judges in the fine art genre, comments: “The judging and curating of the Sony World Photography Awards has been a truly rewarding experience, enabling us to see a wide variety of images from all over the world. From the most amateur of photographers to the experienced professional, each image has been put under intense scrutiny by some of the world’s toughest critics. It has been a privilege to work with the entire panel of judges. I believe that we all felt we had achieved an excellent outcome which will make a powerful statement as a collection.”
Astrid Merget, Events Director adds: “The quality and level of photographers this year has risen greatly and we are thrilled to see many top names as well as excellent new talent on the shortlist. Every one of the shortlisted photographers should be very proud to have been recognised by such an esteemed jury.”
Each of the photographers on the list have been exhibited and honoured at the Sony World Photography Awards ceremony at the prestigious Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, on Thursday 16 April.
The Sony World Photography Awards aim to promote the work of photographers worldwide. As one of the main prizes, the professional category finalists and amateur category winners will be showcased in the Winners’ Exhibition inside the Rotonde Lerins which takes place alongside the Festival, a week-long celebration of photography.
This winner’s exhibition was been adapted for the 2009/2010 Global Tour, which exhibits throughout leading galleries and cities around the world.
The winner in FASHION category: Piotr Fajfer and dress from the winner picture designed by Eva.