Lens Culture is pleased to present this year's winning photographs from thecompetition. The photo, Rainbowland, New Mexico, by Canadian photographer Kitra Cahana, won 1st prize for Arts and Entertainment Stories. Most of the other winners focus on areas of conflict. All of the photos are remarkable this year.
A series of photographs from the winners and shortlisted photographers in this annual prize for Human Rights photography, plus an interview with the founder of the Award, Matthieu Rytz.
See the full-screen slideshow of all 65 finalists chosen by Sony's jury this year.
A quarter century after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Empire's shadow continues to be felt across Europe and Asia—five photographers offer their views on this continually relevant topic.