Frederik Buyckx wins the Sony World Photography Awards 2017

© From the series Whiteout, by Frederik Buyckx. Sony World Photography Awards 2017.

Frederik Buyckx has been named Photographer of the Year 2017 by the Sony World Photography Awards’ jury for ‘Whiteout’, a work taken in the Balkans, Scandinavia and Central Asia that explores the alteration that remote and isolated landscapes experience when winter arrives.

“There is a peculiar transformation of nature when winter comes, when snow and ice start to dominate the landscape and when humans and animals have to deal with the extreme weather. The series investigates this struggle against disappearance”, Buyckx explains.

Chair of Judges Zelda Cheatle says of Frederik Buyckx’s photographs: “I have chosen a series of landscapes so that we may return to the essence of looking at photography. Landscape is often overlooked but it is central to our existence. These are beautiful pictures made by a serious photographer, and they are to be enjoyed. I hope this award will inspire many more photographers to take pictures that do not simply encompass the terrible aspects of life in these troubled times but also capture some of the joys and loveliness in each and every environment.”

© From the series Whiteout, by Frederik Buyckx. Sony World Photography Awards 2017.
© From the series Whiteout, by Frederik Buyckx.

Born in Antwerp in 1984, Frederik Buyckx is a freelance photographer for the Belgian newspaper De Standaard. Buyckx’s images have also been recently shortlisted for the ZEISS Photography Award. See more of his work on his website.

 

Frederik Buyckx wins the Sony World Photography Awards

Frederik Buyckx has been named Photographer of the Year 2017 by the Sony World Photography Awards’ jury for ‘Whiteout’, a work taken in the Balkans, Scandinavia and Central Asia that explores the alteration that remote and isolated landscapes experience when winter arrives.

“There is a peculiar transformation of nature when winter comes, when snow and ice start to dominate the landscape and when humans and animals have to deal with the extreme weather. The series investigates this struggle against disappearance”, Buyckx explains.

Chair of Judges Zelda Cheatle says of Frederik Buyckx’s photographs: “I have chosen a series of landscapes so that we may return to the essence of looking at photography. Landscape is often overlooked but it is central to our existence. These are beautiful pictures made by a serious photographer, and they are to be enjoyed. I hope this award will inspire many more photographers to take pictures that do not simply encompass the terrible aspects of life in these troubled times but also capture some of the joys and loveliness in each and every environment.”

© From the series Whiteout, by Frederik Buyckx. Sony World Photography Awards 2017.

Born in Antwerp in 1984, Frederik Buyckx is a freelance photographer for the Belgian newspaper De Standaard. Buyckx’s images have also been recently shortlisted for the ZEISS Photography Award. See more of his work on his website.

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