Stories


At the heart of Sony Global Imaging Ambassadors program is storytelling, through amazing still and moving imagery.  

Our photographers span the globe and together have documented fame, fashion, culture, sportsmanship, war, human devastation, celebration and environmental shifts.  Collectively they have and continue to capture our fast-changing world from every angle.   

Ultimately, they communicate a vast collection of stories that move us. We are proud to support their storytelling by providing the tools to craft their work.

View our photographer's catalog of past projects by selecting one of the below.

  • HM RC REF 2016 1(1)

    Helmut Mitter

    HM Red Cross 3

    Sony α7S Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA 1/60sec, f/2.0, ISO 800
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    Michael Wayne Plant

    Henley Royal Regatta 2015 - UK

    Sony α7II Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA 1/250sec, f/5.6, ISO 800

    In the Champagne enclosure, it is all about the drinking and socializing.

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    Andrew Scriven

    Humanity

    Sony α7S / Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA 1/200sec, F8, ISO 1250
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  • 5. King Penguin Choreography

    Joe Cornish

    Antartica

    Sony α7RMII Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS 1/50sec, f/8, ISO 100
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    Páll Stefánsson

    Lesbos

    Sony a7RMII Distagon T* FE 35 mm F1.4 ZA 1/320sec, f/7.1, ISO 200

    Camping near the Mytilene harbour, Lesbos, Greece.

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    Chris Schmid

    Chris Schmid - White and Dust

    Sony α7RII, Sony 500mm f/4.0 G Telephoto Prime 1/640sec, f/4.0, ISO 1000
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  • 7 Pajaros(1)

    Ivan Castro Peña

    Moscow 2015

    Sony α7R / 135mm F2.8 [T4.5] STF lens 1/8000 sec, F2.8, ISO 160
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  • Remi Chapeaublanc Godsbeasts 3

    Rémi Chapeaublanc

    Mongolia

    Sony α77 160sec, f/3.5, ISO 100

    Bokuch

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  • Last stop 2

    George Georgiou

    Last stop

    Sony DSC-R1 (F-Stop: 7.1, Shutter: 1/500 seconds, ISO: 200)

    London Bus No. 7. Russell Square to East Acton.

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  • Pall Stefansson

    Páll Stefánsson

    War & Peace

    Sony DSC-RX1R, FE 35mm F2.8 ZA (F-Stop: 2.2, Shutter: 1/80, ISO: 100)

    Hope, just days old, with her older brother. Her father disappeared six months ago.

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    Nick Webster

    Ireland

    Sony α7II Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70 mm F4 ZA OSS 1/250sec, f/8, ISO 100

    Not even 10km in and we were down 1/3 of our team. Thankfully the remaining two riders made-it through the stage Stage 2 was 120km along the windy and wet coastline of Western Ireland. Narrow road meant that incidents were bound to happen.

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  • #FutureofCities - Made in Bangkok

    Zackary Canepari

    #FutureofCities - Made in Bangkok

    Sony α7S, FE 35mm F2.8 ZA (F-Stop: 2.8, Shutter: 1/80, ISO: 500)

    University students participate in a traditional Ladyboy Beauty Contest in Bangkok. Thailand. 2014.

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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 4.0, Shutter: 1/2500, ISO: 64)

    A woman sweeps outside her house in Saõ José, a small Bahian town.

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  • Katherine Choong

    Chris Schmid

    Climbing Gimmelwald

    Sony α6000, E 19mm F2.8 (F-Stop: 10.0, Shutter: 1/250, ISO: 200)

    Swiss rock climber Katherine Choong, 2009 Junior World Champion, climbing in Gimmelwald located in the canton of Bern, Switzerland.

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  • Almeria Greenhouses

    George Georgiou

    Almeria Greenhouses

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 5.6, Shutter: 1/160, ISO: 100)

    Discarded tomatoes from the plastic greenhouses that dominate the Almeria landscape. Almeria is home to a vast sea of plastic greenhouses, providing a year round supply of tomatoes to Europe's biggest supermarkets. Almeria.

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  • #FutreofCities: Lianne Milton, The Big Pool

    Lianne Milton

    #FutureofCities - The "Big Pool"

    Sony α7S, FE 35mm f2.8 ZA (F-Stop: 4, Shutter: 1/500, ISO: 100)

    Boys jump off a wrecked fishing boat along the polluted Guanabara Bay that parallels Piscinao de Ramos artificial pool, in Rio de Janeiro.

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  • Torreblanca

    Espen Rasmussen

    Torreblanca

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 4, Shutter: 1/2500, ISO: 50)

    Tourists dance in one of the many pools in the waterpark Parque Acuatico Mijas.

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  • Brahmaputra River, Sanjit Das

    Sanjit Das

    Brahmaputra River

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 7.1, Shutter: 1/125, ISO: 640)

    Bicycles of all the fishmongers are seen parked next to a wholesale market where fresh fish is auctioned and later carried to smaller markets across Guwahati.

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  • Espen Rasmussen - Pain

    Espen Rasmussen

    Pain

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 2, Shutter: 1/80, ISO: 400)

    Spectators at the Alpe-d'Huez during the Tour de France. The Alpe-d'Huez is one of the most famous stages of the Tour de France with hundreds if thousands of fans lining the route.

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  • Andrew Scriven's Arctic Journey

    Andrew Scriven

    Andrew Scriven's Arctic Journey

    Sony SLT-α99, 500mm F4 G SSM (F-Stop: 7.1, Shutter: 1/400, ISO: 160)
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  • Karla Gachet - El Pasillo

    El Pasillo

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 11, Shutter: 1/80, ISO: 320)

    The group CORPDAIB, is a dancing group that performs during concerts in various places in Guayaquil. Their members range from all ages and they dance to Pasillos among other genres of popular music.

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  • Remi Chapeaublanc Godsbeasts 3

    Rémi Chapeaublanc

    Mongolia

    Sony α77 160sec, f/3.5, ISO 100

    Bokuch

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  • 4 Days at the Nomad Games

    Davide Monteleone

    4 Days at the Nomad Games

    Sony a7RII FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS, 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 160
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Chris Schmid Stories Pod

Chris captured these images and collected them into this short film that strives to highlight the life in the North part of our planet. He travelled to remote locations in the Arctic, Norway, Switzerland and Iceland over the last couple of years to show the life that resides there.

 

At the beginning of September Kirghizistan hosted the World Nomad Games. The games, designed to celebrate the nomadic heritage of the Central Asian nations has seen Forty countries are participating, some of which have long nomadic histories. Others are mainly there for the fun of the games. For me it was an occasion to extend my exploration on Central Asian's states where I'm planning a new project soon.

 

Asylum seekers, refugees and migrants are often confronted with difficulties and challenges that are difficult to manage without help. Issues such as health, education, employment or understanding a new place and its culture require the commitment of organisations, volunteers, and employees. The Red Cross facilitates their access to adequate services including legal counselling, language courses and health care. 

 

The Henley Royal Regatta has been a fixture on the English social calendar since 1839. This famous sporting event is not just a series of races, but also a delightful trip back to Edwardian times.  The men wear old school blazers and the women wear dresses covering their knees.

 

The walls of my daughter’s nursery are decorated with affirmations of love, friendship and community. On the London tube, the messages broadcast, "Machete Murder in Park Full of Playing Children.” In an attempt to alter my adult reality of constant fear, I spent an afternoon in Brixton with my camera and found a world in two tones – love and fear.

 

In 2013, Joe joined the expedition of Mark Carwardine, wildlife photographer and whale conservationist. In November 2015 they ventured to the Falklands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula to capture the wildlife and landscape unspoiled by human influence. Climate change and the pressure to hunt for resources means the region remains vulnerable.

 

In just a few months, Lesbos, a small Greek island a few miles off the Turkish coast, has changed from a tourist paradise to a refugee hellhole. In early October, around 7,000 people crossed the strait a day, on smugglers' rubber boats, seeking a better life in Europe.

 

The future of arctic life on Svalbard is as uncertain as in other places around the circumpolar Arctic. The impact of climate change is clearly visible through the reduction of the most needed sea ice.

 

Seventy-five percent of the global population is projected to be living in cities by the middle of this century. Panos Pictures photographers explore this mass urban shift through a nine month social documentary project through topics such as urban farming, eco-housing, technological innovations, elastic environments, children at play, green spaces, economic divides and much more.

 

Ashura is a period of intense grief and mourning in Iran. The word ashura simply means tenth in Arabic language, the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. The ceremony takes place inside most of the time with very low light to mourn Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.

 

A constant explorer and independent spirit, Ivan follows his curiosity from country to country. In June 2015, he visited the great city of Moscow and headed out to the countryside, then down to discover the enchanting sights of Prague.

 

Rémi Chapeaublanc travelled on a solitary voyage through Europe and Asia to reach Mongolia. In this country where Man has not yet desecrated Nature, he was inspired to create the photographic series Gods & Beasts. Which are the gods, and which are the beasts? Or rather to whom are they the Gods and for whom are they Beasts?

 

This is London, the hometown of George Georgiou, as seen through the windows of buses. The project, titled Last Stop, is a tribute to a city he still calls home but which he hardly recognised when he got back from his years of traveling. The resulting series was published as a book with the help of £8000 raised via Kickstarter, and is now available to purchase.

 

Half of Syria's population of 22 million are displaced or refugees due to the country's ongoing civil war. The people who suffer the most - are who are often forgotten - are women and children.

 

Chris Schmid traveled to Masai Mara, the Kenyan national reserve known for its exceptional population of big cats, zebras, and other wildlife. Sadly, that famous wildlife population is not what it used to be. Today it loses its wildlife to poaching and it’s becoming an epidemic.

 

Pro Cycling is a very unique cycling team. Armed with the lowest operating budget amongst UK rivals and offering both men and women’s teams, this team has true grit and passion for the sport.

 

In search of snow, mountains peeks and aerial adventures, Chris travelled to Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite Park and British Columbia with his powerful new Sony a7M2.

 

The Remains documents the contrast between the abandoned Norwegian whaling settlements in South Georgia and Antarctica and the fragile Antarctic landscape. The series looks back to a time in history when the whaling industry was fulfilling humanity’s thirst for oil

 

Deception Island, Whaler’s Bay, Antarctica In 1906, a whaling station was established on Deception Island in Whaler's Bay. Over time, several hundred men arrived at the station during the Antarctic summers.

 

Visiting the small town of Rovaniemi, fabled to be Santa’s home, Ivan traveled in search of some of the magic and inspiration we know as Christmas.

 

At the beginning of 2014, Chris had the idea to use a drone to shoot rock climbing in order to give a point of view that a helicopter cannot obtain.

 

Armed with the α7R and Sony Action Cam, the two set off to Ladakh on the world's highest motor-able roads. Along with 9 riders and 7 bikes, the two share a slice of their motorcycle journey with us here.

 

For three weeks in August 2014, Network photographer Andrew Scriven set off on a three week trip across Svalbard. With an eye tuned to the fragile and endangered ecosystem, his images and accompanying written reflections reveal both the beauty of the island as well as lessons we can all take home from a step outside our media and consumer focused society.

 

This summer Brazil hosted the mother of all sporting events. The World Cup. And with the Olympics next in line, this was the beginning of Brazil’s global moment. Starting on June 13th, Zackary road-tripped from the south to the north. São Paulo. Rio de Janeiro. Belo Horizante. Salvador. Natal. Recife. Fortaleza. And then back to Rio in time for the final match on July 13th.

 

The long broad beach stretching from Fuengirola is crowed by tourists during the summer months. But in the mornings and late evenings, the sun hungry tourists leave the beaches to the locals.

 

Tougher, harder, longer and more painful. This seems to be the mantra of many extreme sports which are becoming increasingly popular amongst men in their forties. ”Pain” takes a closer look at the current phenomenon of pushing the body to its limits.

 

Donuts and Ghost Rides. Boxes and Buckets. Cools and Stangs. It all started in the Bay Area back in the 90's. Deep in East Oakland, they'd meet in empty parking lots and spin circles until the police came. The Sideshow, they called it.

 

Everybody knows the place Brooklyn. But not everybody knows that it is one of the three biggest cities in North America. Nor that it is or was the home of Woody Allen, Spike Lee, Barbara Streisand, and the infamous members of Murder, Inc. Nor that it is the most multi-ethnic place in the US.

 

National Geographic photographers Cotton Coulson & Sisse Brimberg spent two weeks traveling in the mountains of Bhutan, Druk Yul, (Land of the Thunder Dragon) documenting the life of Tibetan monks.

 

The Pasillo in itself contains many attributes of a generation marked by formal attire, good manners, poetry, nostalgia and romanticism. Some of its most famous musicians have become national heroes. This story attempts to document what still exists of the Pasillo culture.

 

Passinho is a new dance mixing traditional and contemporary styles that is storming the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Limber youths take it in turn to display their lightening footwork and powerful body moves mixing dance styles from funk to samba, freestyle and frev

 

Almeria is best known as the Greenhouse of Europe. Once home to the Moors, and now home to a new wave of Africans that come to work in the Greenhouses, this unique combination of history and landscape has left Almeria retaining a feeling of both frontier and durability, where fantasies of another place are played out against the need for survival.

 

The Brahmaputra river is one of the major rivers in Asia and is one of the few trans-boundaries rivers originating from Tibet. It flows through India and empties out into the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh.

 
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