20 of the Best Shortlist – 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The World Photography Organization has just announced the shortlist for this year 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Only a handful of images were selected out of a staggering 173,444 entries submitted from 171 countries. Below are 20 of the best shortlisted photos, a highlights selection from across the Professional, Open and Youth competitions. The overall winners will be announced on April 23, and will be exhibited along with the rest of the selected shortlist at Somerset House in London from April 24 – May 10.

Enjoy these 20 awesome photos capturing the striking moments in life.

 

Ukraine, Maydan

Ukraine.Kiev. Euromaidan(c) Vladyslav Musiienko / UNIAN, Ukraine, Shortlist, Current Affairs, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 

All images courtesy of the Photographers, Sony and World Photography Organization, and are published with permission.

For more info and photos, please visit: World Photography Organization

 

 

 Ganges, Death of a River

Ganges:Death of a River(c) Giulio di Sturco / Reportage by Getty, Italy, Shortlist, Landscape, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Headless

Headless© Adrian Jaszczak, Poland, Shortlist, Arts&Culture, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Jump!

Jump!© Aprison Aprison, Indonesia, Shortlist, Arts&Culture, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Purim Holiday in Jerusalem

Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate the Purim holiday in the ultra-orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem © Gili Yaari, Israel, Shortlist, Arts & Culture, Professional, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 Smile

Ko' Lobenyo © Joseph Makeni, Kenya, Shortlist, Smile, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 Exuberance

Exuberance© Christine Kapuschinsky Johnson, Austria, Shortlist, Smile, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 Old Shepherd

Old Shepherd© Saeed Barikani, Iran, Shortlist, Smile, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 On the Tundra….

On the Tundra.... © Simon Morris, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Smile, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Sweat and blood

Sweat and blood(c) Marcin Klocek / TRAVELLER, Poland, Shortlist, Sport, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Caesar

Caesar(c) Christian Berthelot, France, Shortlist, Portraiture, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Underwater Grace

Underwater Grace(c) Jonathan Yeap Chin Tiong, Singapore, Shortlist, Sport, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

First Sight

First Sight© Brent Stirton, South Africa, Shortlist, Contemporary Issues, Professional, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

A Life Apart: The Toll of Obesity

A Life Apart: The Toll of Obesity© Lisa Krantz, United States, Shortlisted, Contemporary Issues, Professional, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Glasgow; Second City of The Empire. On the run up to the Scottish Referendum

Glasgow; Second City of The Empire. On the run up to the Scottis(c) Dougie Wallace / Institute, United Kingdom, SHORTLIST, Portraiture, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 Maurice and Lisa

Paradise Lust(c) Liza Van der Stock, Belgium, Shortlist, People, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Cat-Mothers

Cat-mothers(c) Ramil Gilvanov/Rimma Gilvanova, Russia, Shortlist, Lifestyle, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Swedish dads 

Swedish dads(c) Johan Bavman, Sweden, Shortlist, People, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Anna

Anna© Adi Dekel, Israel, Shortlist, Portraits, Youth Award, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Frog Story

frog story© Harfian Herdi, Indonesia, Shortlist, Nature &Wildlife, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

 

 



Nelson Kamdon

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