Sony World Photography Awards Honors Sara Naomi Lewkowicz
Reportage by Getty Images’ photojournalist, Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, is the recipient of the 2014 L’Iris d’Or, Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year.
With over 139,000 entries from 166 countries, Sara was unanimously awarded for her ground-breaking ‘Shane and Maggie’ portfolio - an intimate examination of domestic violence. Through her project, Sara seeks to take a deeper, unflinching look at domestic abuse as a process, as opposed to a single incident. She examines how a pattern of abuse develops and eventually crests, as well as its short and long-term after-effects on victims, their families, and their abusers.
In addition to the L’Iris d’Or, Sara also won first place in the Contemporary Issues category and was then selected from the category winners to recieve the overall 2014 L’Iris d’Or Sony World Photography Awards’ Photographer of the Year accolade.
Sara Lewkowicz is a native New Yorker pursuing a master’s degree in visual communication from Ohio University in Athens. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina and her work has been published in publications such as Time Magazine, Stern and Days Japan. She has won several grants and awards, including the 2013 Alexia Student Grant, first place in the Contemporary Issues Category for World Press Photo and the 2013 Ville de Perpignan Remi Ochlik Award. She has been named the 2013 College Photographer of the Year by COPY and other awards and honours include POYi, Days Japan, the World Report Award by Festival for Ethical Photography in Italy and numerous others.
For further information, or to view her project in full visit the Reportage Web site.