Bernard Pieterse wins the Environment Category in the Youth Competition of the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards

Congratulations to 16 year old Bernard Pieterse who came on tops in the environment category in the youth competition of the Sony World Photography Awards! His image of Deadvlei, Sossusvlei won him the first place in this category! Bernard did a basic photography course with DPC in 2010 and from there on it seems no one can stop him. We are extremely proud. He works really hard and take his photography serious.

Bernard’s image will be shown as part of the winners book and in the exhibition at Somerset House, London from 27th April – 20th May, 2012. As a winner he also receive two free tickets to the Awards ceremony on Thursday 26th April.


Bernard Pieterse's winning entry entitled Sossusvlei © Bernard Pieterse, Youth Category Winner, Environment, Sony World Photography Awards 2012

Bernard Pieterse’s winning entry entitled Sossusvlei © Bernard Pieterse, Youth Category Winner, Environment, Sony World Photography Awards 2012

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About the Author:

Danie Bester
I am the founder of DPC and Photo Critic. I am married to Jenna, my high-school sweetheart for over two decades now and have two adult children, Mia-Daniel and Minnette. We live in Centurion, Pretoria. I am proud, yet humbled by how far we have come and what we have achieved in such a short time. Today DPC ranks under the foremost photography schools in South Africa and we've build a healthy community of photographers. The road has not always been easy but through a leap of faith and the grace of God, we have grown a small photography business to a successful training institute. Working as a commercial photographer and teaching a wide range of photography subjects, including; Portraiture, Studio lighting, Fine-art, Architecture and Food Photography has kept me fairly versatile. On a personal level, I pursue fine-art, travel, and landscape photography. I have recently been honoured, with my work being included in the Collectors Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa.


  1. Bruna 2012/03/22 at 16:12

    Congratulations with your prestigious award Bernard! All of us at DPC (Photocritic) is extremely proud of you. To be the first-ever winner in a category is something to be proud of. You did not only make us proud, but the entire South Africa!! Hope you enjoy your flight and the gala dinner at the Hilton Hotel in London’s Park Lane. It is going to be such an experience for you and you deserve every moment. Well done and congratulations once again.

  2. John Wiggill 2012/03/22 at 10:05


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