Andrea Gjestvang is the winner of L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year. Chair of the Honorary Jury, Catherine Chermayeff, Director of Special Projects at Magnum Photos, adds: “As the Jury Chairman I am delighted that Andrea Gjestvang has won the L’Iris d’Or prize. The entire jury was unanimous in selecting this body of work. “One Day in History” is a quiet, thoughtful and ultimately powerful voice for the children and survivors of the massacre in Norway. We were all moved by the dignity and beauty of these images.”
In total, there were more than 122,000 entries from 170 countries. Andrea collected her award plus prize money at a gala ceremony held in London on April 25th. All the winning images are exhibited at Somerset House in London until May 12th.