Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist
The World Photo Organization has released the shortlist for this year’s Sony World Photography Awards, the so-called “world’s most diverse photography competition.” The shortlist covers all four competitions—Professional, Open, Youth, and Student Focus—and a total of 20 categories in all.
This year, the Sony World Photography Awards received nearly 320,000 entries from over 200 countries, and the 200 shortlisted images—the top 10 in every category—represent the best of those 320,000. The judges also selected a top 50 per category to create a “commended” list. The overall winners in each category, as well as the coveted Photographer of the Year award, will be revealed on April 19th, and a specially curated exhibition is slated to run from April 20th – May 6th at Somerset House in London.
The 30 images in this slideshow represent “highlights” selected from various categories of the Professional and Open competition shortlists. Scroll through for a little dose of Wednesday inspiration, and let us know what you think in the comments.
To learn more about the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, or if you would like to see all of the shortlisted images for yourself, visit the World Photography Organization website.
Shortlist for 2018 Sony World Photography Awards reveals outstanding quality, variety and record entry figures
Today’s announcement signals an impressive year ahead for the world’s most diverse international photography competition
All shortlisted images available at worldphoto.org/press
Nearly 320,000 images were submitted from across the world, seeing a 40% increase in entries compared to 2017.
Overall winners will be revealed on April 19 2018 (23.00 GMT) and a specially curated exhibition will take place April 20 – May 6 at Somerset House, London.
The shortlisted and commended photographers for the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s most