The 2010 Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) and World Photography Festival will be held once again in Cannes, France from April 22-27.
The week-long events will feature photographic exhibitions, workshops, portfolio reviews, student programs and talks from World Photography Academy members including Jonathan Torgovnik, Nadav Kander and Reza. A highlight of the program will be the â€˜Photography Nowâ€™ symposium, presented by leading international industry figures. It explores current topics, trends, dilemmas and debates concerning photography today.
Capping the 7-day celebrations will be the Sony World Photography Awards prize ceremony on April 22 at the Grand Lumier Theatre of the Palais des Festivals, where winners of the professional, amateur and student categories receive their trophies and the overall winner of the 2010 Lâ€™Iris Dâ€™Or for Photographer of the Year will be announced. The final presentation will go to the recipient of the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award.
[Site: Sony World Photography Awards]