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Italian artist Federico Borella took home the Photographer of the Year prize at the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2019, which attracted 327,000 entries from 195 countries. Borella's series "Five Degrees" looks at male suicide among farmers in Tamil Nadu, India, an area suffering its worst drought in 140 years. Photographs capture an abandoned world inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. "As global warming changes the face of life ever more rapidly -- particularly in developing and undeveloped nations -- the work of artists such as Borella becomes ever more needed," said Mike Trow, chair of the judges of the Professional section of the competition. The awards honor a number of pho... Full story

18 April