On Feb. 5, Sony announced the World Photography Awards shortlist of finalists in both professional and open categories. From over 120,000 submissions, this list of 43 images has been curated from submissions spanning 170 countries— a record number of entries to date.
Astrid Merget, creative director of the World Photography Organisation, said. “The World Photography Organisation is dedicated to finding the best international contemporary photography from across the world. The shortlist is a clear indication of the exciting photography which is out there and, as we do every year, we are looking forward to presenting this collection of photographers to a global audience.”
The photographers’ work will be exhibited at Somerset House, London, from April 26 to May 12 as part of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, and published in the 2013 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.
The Open and Youth category winners will be announced on March 19. Professional category winners will take home $25,000 and will be announced at a gala ceremony in London on April 25.
1. Jens Juul, using the six degrees of separation theory, took a series of photos depicting connections in Copenhagen. (©Jens Juul, Denmark, Finalist, Portraiture, Professional, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards)