The World Photography Organisation announced Lee-Ann Olwage as one of the overall winners in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2023. Born and bred in Durban South Africa, Lee-Ann Olwage is an award-winning visual storyteller and photographic artist known for exploring themes of identity, transitions and universal narratives through long-term projects. Olwage won in the creative category for her series ‘The Right to Play’.
Winners in the Professional competition were selected by a panel of expert judges for submitting an outstanding body of work of five to 10 images, ranging from stories of war and reconciliation to the empowerment of women through education, and original approaches to the genres of still life and sport. All category winners received Sony’s digital imaging kit.
Commenting on her win Olwage says: “It’s a great honour to win such a prestigious award and represent South Africa on a global stage. A lot of great artists participated in the creative category so it feels good to be recognised. I’d like to thank Sony and the World Photography Organisation for giving artists the opportunity to compete and share our art with the world.”
Find out more about this year’s winning and finalist projects here online winners galleries