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Taiwanese photographer wins second prize in Sony award

Taiwanese photographer wins second prize in Sony award

London, April 23 (CNA) Taiwanese photographer Yen Peng-chun (???) won second prize in the Landscape category of the Sony World Photography Awards in London on Thursday. Yen grabbed the prize with a series of photos titled "Afterworld" (??), featuring the barren landscape of a pumping station in Taipei that is completely out of tune with the modern cityscape in Taiwan's capital. Yen told CNA that during the two to three years he spent taking photos for the "Afterworld" series, he felt that despite the station's desolation and lack of human activity the grass at the site exuded a feeling of hope and rebirth. "The scenery in the photographs reflects the scenery in my heart," said the photographer, who said he has been bogged down by the worries of life. Yen said he originally painted, but he began taking photographs in 2006 because his busy work schedule as a graphic designer and photographer no longer allowed him the time to pursue his original hobby. He said he never expected to win the Sony award and became sleepless after learning that he did. "I have been so excited and nervous. There is a lot of pressure, and I will set my standards higher after this," he said. Over 173,000 entries from 171 countries, including over 7,400 in the Landscape category, were submitted this year to the competition, one of the world's leading photography events. Professional photographers competed in a total of 13 categories, including Architecture, People and Travel. Simon Norfolk's "When I Am Laid In Earth" series won the first place in the Landscape category. (By Jennifer Huang and Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-20 13:22 GMT+08:00