Sri Lanka’s Wasiri Gajaman to feature in Sony World Photography Awards exhibition and book 2024

Sri Lanka’s Wasiri Gajaman to feature in Sony World Photography Awards exhibition and book 2024

February 9, 2024   01:38 pm

Sri Lanka’s Wasiri Gajaman was named as the National Award winner for the Sony World Photography Awards 2024 as the World Photography Organisation recently unveiled the National and Regional Award winners for the Sony World Photography Awards 2024.

Wasiri Gajaman was anonymously selected by judges for his photograph Tossing the Guns at a military display at the annual desert festival in Jaisalmer of Rajasthan, India, entered into the Travel category of the Open competition. 

As Sri Lanka’s National Award winner, Wasiri Gajaman will receive Sony digital imaging equipment and will be included in the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition and book.

The National and Regional Awards is an initiative that places local talent on an international stage. This diverse selection of photographs is a window to the world, revealing fascinating points of view and offering a chance to discover our planet through a different lens.

An impressive number of over 395,000 images from over 220 countries and territories were reportedly submitted to the Sony World Photography Awards 2024. The photographs in the National & Regional Awards not only feature incredible locations, but also showcase the unique styles, utilization of creative techniques and exploration of intriguing angles by the awarded photographers.

With 54 countries participating in this year’s programme, it continues spotlighting artists from specific regions in the European Regional Awards, set up by the World Photography Organisation and Sony Europe: the awards are the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, the Romania & Moldova Regional Award; the Latvia, Estonia & Lithuania Regional Award; the Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Regional Award; and the Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria & North Macedonia Regional Award.

The National and Regional Awards programme continues to illustrate how contemporary photographers around the globe capture their world - and celebrate their unique perspectives. Alongside promotion on the World Photography Organisation channels, winners receive Sony digital imaging kit plus inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards book and exhibition.

Wasiri Gajaman- National Awards 1st Place, Sri Lanka

Wasiri Gajaman- National Awards 1st Place, Sri Lanka

Tran Tuan Viet - National Awards 1st Place, Vietnam

Tijana Morača; European Regional Awards Shortlist, Serbia

Mohammad Mirza, National Awards 1st Place, Kuwait

Bibek Kunwar – National Awards 1st Place, Nepal

Dhiky Aditya, Indonesia, Winner, National Awards

 

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