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Sony Announces 2017 Shortlist of World Photography Award Winners

See the best of the prestigious collaboration between Sony and the World Photography Organization.

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Imagination and a few beautiful images help move people to all corners of the world. With the click of a button, viewers can live vicariously through the lens as they witness a New York City flash mob of Halloween revelers as captured by one street photographer or the stunning architecture that illuminates much of Berlin’s skyline. Or gaze at the rolling purple and green hills of the Czech Republic’s countryside or nature at its scariest with razor-sharp blue and white icicles popping up out of a Japanese pond.

These images and more, some of 2017’s finest, are showcased in this year’s Sony World Photography Awards, a collaboration between Sony and the World Photography Organization, one of photography’s most prestigious recognitions. Submissions, 227,596 images to be exact, rich with color and composition and all telling a unique story, came from top photo talent in 183 countries around the world.

The awards, now in their 10th year, are divided into four categories, including open, professional, youth, and student focus, each with various sub-categories, such as contemporary issues, travel, portraits, and still life.

Photographers from 49 countries made the shortlist of potential winners. The final selection of overall winners, who take home cash prizes and new digital equipment, will be announced April 20. Both winning and shortlisted images will be on display at the Somerset House in London from April 21 to May 7.

See some of the best photos below:

Sony World Photography Award Winners
Camilo Diaz, Colombia-1st Place, Open, Motion (Sony World Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Andreas Hemb, Sweden, 1st Place, National Awards (Sony World Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Jonatan Banista, Panama, 1st Place, National Awards (Sony World Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Lester Koh Meng Hua , Singapore, 1st Place, National Awards (Sony World Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Ly Min, Cambodia, 1st Place, National Awards (Sony World Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Shabir Mian , Pakistan, 1st Place, National Awards (Sony World Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Kyaw Win Hlaing, Myanmar, 1st Place, National Awards (Sony World Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Salvatore Mazzeo, Italy, 1st Place, National Awards (Sony World Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Argus Paul Estabrook, United States of America, 1st Place, National Awards (Sony World Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Jim Chen, Taiwan, Province of China, 1st Place, National Awards (Sony World Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Arek Rataj, Poland, 1st Place, National Awards (Sony World Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Hiroshi Tanita, Japan, 1st Place, Open, Nature (Sony World Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Constantinos Sofikitis, Greece- 1st Place, Open, Street Photography (Sony World Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Miriam Strong, New Zealander, 1st Place, National Awards (Sony World Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Petar Sabol, Croatia, 1st Place, National Awards (Sony World Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Khalid Alsabt, Saudi Arabia, 1st Place, National Awards (Sony World Photography Awards)
2017 Sony World Photography Award Winners Tim Cornbill and Mark L. Vincente
(l) Tim Cornbill, United Kingdom-1st Place, Open, Architecture; (r) Mark L. Vicente, Philippines, 1st Place, National Awards

 

See more at Sony’s site.