The 2014 Sony World Photography Award goes to…

We’re not giving it away just yet, but here’s a hint – the photographer produced ‘Shane and Maggie’

Many of you might remember the gallery of awe inspiring shots by Singaporeans that put our little country on a global scale in the running to win the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

No? You haven't? You're missing out on some great stuff, check them out here.

But there can be only one. Sony has just announced the results of the competition, and (drum roll) American photographer, Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, nabbed the 2014 L’Iris d’Or, Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year.

The L’Iris d’Or title is presented to a single photographer whose work embodies the spectrum of all the entries received. Lewkowicz was chosen from the first place winners of all the professional categories, and beat more than 139,500 entries from 166 countries (including Singapore). 

Her work, ‘Shane and Maggie’, is a hard-hitting series of an intimate examination of domestic violence as a process and, might we add, received unanimous votes from the judges for it.

READ MORE: 14 awe-inspiring shots by Singaporeans

Want a chance to see the winning entries?

The photographer collected her award, plus Sony digital imaging equipment and US$25,000 in prize money, at the gala ceremony in London.

And Singapore, here’s your chance to get up close and personal with the winning series and a range of work by shortlisted photographers. They will be displayed as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House from 1 – 18 May, so feast your eyes on them while you can.

We promise you some, if not all of them, will provoke your senses. If you miss the showcase, you might want to get your hands on the 2014 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book – the winning images will be published in it.

Check out the full list of winners here.

READ MORE: 21 jaw-droppingly beautiful shots by Malaysians

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