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See the full-screen slideshow of all 65 finalists chosen by Sony's jury this year.

Forty-five photographers were selected as shortlist finalists from more than 122,000 entries for the Sony Awards this year. Two will win cash prizes. Lens Culture features a high-resolution slideshow of all finalists. This photo © Anurag Kumar.

About Sony World Photography Awards

Introducing the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Professional, Open and Youth Shortlists.

Selected from 139,544 images from 166 countries, WPO today reveals the shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. The highest number of entries in the awards’ seven year history, this year’s jury selected an eclectic shortlist representing the very finest in international contemporary photography from 2013.

The judges found within the submissions many stories that force the viewer to find something surprising within the everyday. Well-documented scenes were approached with fresh and ground-breaking photography styles and are set to inspire other photographers around the world.

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