The 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition announced the shortlists for its Professional, Open and Youth categories late last month.
Recognising and rewarding the world’s best contemporary photography from the last year, the 2015 competition received the highest number of entries in its eight-year history – 173,444 images from 171 countries – and a 24 per cent increase from 2014. Across the 13 Professional, 10 Open and 3 Youth categories, the judges were refreshed by the bold approach of the shortlisted photographers to familiar topics, and the ability of these photographers to surprise the judges with images and stories they have not previously seen.
The shortlisted photographers for all categories are listed below and names included are both new and familiar to the competition. Those recognised again by the awards include: Peter Franck (Germany); Donald Webber (Canada); Amit Madheshiya (India); Brent Stirton (South Africa); Simon Norfolk (UK), Fan Li (China) and Massimo Siragusa (Italy). New names include Julia Fullerton-Batten (UK) and Sebastian Gil Miranda (France).
And four Singaporeans have been shortlisted for the Professional, Open and Youth categories of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards!
Professional categories – for professionals judged on a series of work
· Jonathan Yeap Chin Tiong, Sport
Open categories – for all photographers and judged on a single image
· Hui Hua Wang, People
Youth categories – for photographers aged 19 and under
· David Pereira, Culture
· Reuben Foong, Culture
Please head on over to www.worldphoto.org to view all the shortlisted images.
Those in the awards’ Professional categories will now compete for a USD25,000 prize and the coveted L’Iris d’Or/ Photographer of the Year title. The recipient, along with the winners of the Professional categories, overall Youth and Student winners plus the Open Photographer of the Year, who receives a USD5,000 prize, will all be announced at the Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony on Thursday, 23 April 2015. All winners will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.
The winning and shortlisted images will go on show at Somerset House, London from 24 April to 10 May 2015 and published in the 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book. The images will be printed by theprintspace, our Official Exhibition Printer.
The exhibition will also include an intimate display of still images, books and films by Elliott Erwitt, recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award.Tickets can be booked at www.worldphoto.org/2015exhibition.
Information as kindly provided by Sony / SWPA.
Congratulations to all, for their shortlisted works.
And of course, nice works from our Singaporean photographers 🙂
May the best photo / photographer win!