See the Winning Photos of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

John Moore, Giovanni Troilo, and Donald Weber are among the honorees

Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic

Current Affairs Photographer of the Year | Caption: Omu Fahnbulleh stands over her husband Ibrahim after he fell and died in a classroom used for Ebola patients.

Liberia Races To Expand Ebola Treatment Facilities, As U.S. Troops Arrive

Current Affairs Photographer of the Year | Caption: A woman crawls towards the body of her sister as Ebola burial team members take her away.
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Still Life Photographer of the Year | Series Title: Molotov Cocktails © Donald Weber—VII
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Still Life Photographer of the Year | Series Title: Molotov Cocktails © Donald Weber—VII
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People Photographer of the Year | Series Name: La Ville Noire – The Dark Heart of Europe © Giovanni Troilo
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People Photographer of the Year | Series Title: La Ville Noire – The Dark Heart of Europe © Giovanni Troilo
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Contemporary Issues Photographer of the Year | Series Title: Butterflies Chapter 3 © Scott Typaldos—Prospekt
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Contemporary Issues Photographer of the Year | Series Title: Butterflies Chapter 3 © Scott Typaldos—Prospekt
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Portraiture Photographer of the Year | Series Title: Solar Portraits in Myanmar © Ruben Salgado Escudero
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Portraiture Photographer of the Year | Series Title: Solar Portraits in Myanmar © Ruben Salgado Escudero
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Travel Photographer of the Year | Series Title: Aerial Views Adria © Bernhard Lang
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Travel Photographer of the Year | Series Title: Aerial Views Adria © Bernhard Lang
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Architecture Photographer of the Year | Series Title: Intimate Rooms © Cosmin Bumbut
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Architecture Photographer of the Year | Series Title: Intimate Rooms © Cosmin Bumbut

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Landscape Photographer of the Year | Series Title: When I Am Laid In Earth

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Landscape Photographer of the Year | Series Title: When I Am Laid In Earth
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Sport Photographer of the Year | Series Title: Las Valkyrias de Bolivia © Riccardo Bononi—IRFOSS
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Sport Photographer of the Year | Series Title: Las Valkyrias de Bolivia © Riccardo Bononi—IRFOSS

Getty Images’ John Moore has just been awarded the grand prize of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s largest photography competition in which 173,444 individual images were submitted for entry. Named L’Iris d’Or/ Photographer of the Year, Moore will come away with $25,000 for his memorable coverage of the Ebola crisis in Liberia. Like Daniel Berehulak, who earned the Pulitzer Prize in the beginning of this week, his work also went unrecognized at the World Press Photo contest earlier this year.

Top winners in the various professional categories also include Donald Weber, Simon Norfolk, and Giovanni Troilo, who was honored for his tremendously controversial series on the town of Charleroi, Belgium. In March, World Press Photo revoked his 1st place prize for his work in the Contemporary Issues category because of issues over misrepresentation.

Additionally, Elliot Erwitt was recognized with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award. Somerset House in London will host an exhibition of his work from April 24 – May 10, 2015, alongside all of this year’s winning and shortlisted entries.