The Sony World Photography Awards, an international photo competition organized by the World Photo Organisation, has announced that Canadian Kevin Frayer is the first photographer in the contest’s history to win two categories in the same year. Frayer’s series Eagle Hunters of Western China won first place in the Professional Environment category, and his Nomadic Life Threatened on the Tibetan Plateau series won first in the Professional People category. Frayer was also awarded second prize in the Professional Contemporary Issues category for a third series, China’s Coal Dependence, A Challenge For Climate.
Asghar Khamseh from Iran was awarded L’Iris d’Or Photographer of the Year, and Kei Nomiyama from Japan was named Open Photographer of the Year. The winners were awarded the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. The shortlisted and winning images are currently featured in an exhibition on view at Somerset House in London (U.K.) through May 8, and the images will be published in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards book. The complete list of Sony World Photography Award winners is available on the World Photography Organisation website.