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02/05/2013

The Daily Beast - 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

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The World Photography Organization revealed the shortlists for the Professional, Open and Youth categories of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards.

Over 122,000 entries from 170 countries – the highest number of submissions to date - the judges have selected a shortlist of photographs that stood out beyond all others for their impressive high quality, originality and modern appeal. Topics ranged from haunting shots of the Syrian conflict to the Obama presidential campaign; an intimate study of cinema- goers in Kabul to quirky and witty shots of the animal kingdom.

Bringing together the very best international contemporary photography, the shortlist offers a unique insight into 2012 through the eyes of some of the world’s best emerging and established photography talents. Photographers returning to the awards include: Javier Arcenillas (Spain); Robin Hammond (New Zealand) and Paolo Pellegrin (Italy). Exciting up-and-coming photographers new to the awards include Ed Kashi (USA) and Andrea Gjestvang (Norway).

The work of all the shortlisted photographers will be exhibited at Somerset House, London, from 26 April – 12 May as part of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. The images will also be published in the 2013 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.
The Open and Youth category winners will be announced on 19 March.

Professional category winners and the coveted L’Iris D’Or/ Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year title will be announced at a gala ceremony in London on 25 April. The L’Iris D’Or winner will receive $25,000 (USD) and the Open Photographer of the Year will receive $5,000 (USD). All winners, including category winners, will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.

Here are some of my favourites from the Nature and Wildlife category befitting The Daily Beast.

 

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 White-handed Tree Frog

© Hudson Garcia, Brazil, Finalist, Nature & Wildlife, Sony World Photography Awards





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 Running for Life

© Frederick van Heerden, South Africa, Shortlist, Nature & Wildlife, Open Competition 2013 Sony World Photography Awards


 

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 Don't Leave Me Alone

©Hoang Hiep Nguyen, Vietnam, Shortlist, Nature & Wildlife, Open Competition 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

 

 

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 O Flamingo

 © Ricardo Venerando, Brazil, Shortlist, Nature & Wildlife, Open Competition 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

 

 

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White-handed Tree Frog 4

© Hudson Garcia, Brazil, Finalist, Nature & Wildlife, Sony World Photography Awards


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