The World Photography Organisation named 45 photographers as shortlist finalists for the Professional, Open and Youth categories of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards. These were selected as the best of 122,000 entries from 170 countries.
LensCulture is pleased to offer a high-resolution slideshow of all 45 shortlisted winners, which include professionals, students, hobbyists and emerging photographers.
One final winner in the Professional category will be awarded prizes of $25,000 (USD), and one winner in the Open category will receive $5,000 (USD). Final winners will be announced April 25.
See the photographs and accompanying artists' statements that won prizes in the 2009 Single Image category.
This year, nine top prizes and 25 honorable mentions were awarded at the 2011
This fascinating new photobook reprints scraps from an African portrait studio which reveal only the posture and clothing of the subjects — their faces have been cut out for ID photos. However, what remains is rich with detail and implications about contemporary life in Eastern Africa.
A searching series about the persistence of the past and the uncertainty of the future for Bosnia. Accompanied by a extended trailer for the artist's upcoming documentary film.