- Shortlist for Sony World Photography Awards 2018 announced
We are living in the post-web era, where the Internet has already drastically changed our way of living, thinking and seeing. Images are the most diffused means of communications, thanks to digital photography that, in turn, opens new perspectives on reality.
This becomes very clear in the photography competitions, that raise great interest in experts and enthusiasts alike. The Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most prestigious competitions in the world and are organised by the World Photography Organisation that is now in its 11th year of partnership with Sony.
The Awards’ shortlist (top 10 per category) and commended list (top 50 per category) comprise some of the finest photographs captured over the past year. The awards are divided into four competitions (Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus) and this year, the Professional competition includes two new categories, “Creative” and “Discovery”, while the Open competition also offers the Street Photography category, which is extremely appreciated, especially by social media users.
The 2018 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards saw an incredible 40% increase in entries compared to 2017, with nearly 320,000 images submitted by photographers from over 200 countries.
The photographs will be anonymously judged by internationally acclaimed industry professionals. The 2018 professional competition jury was chaired by Mike Trow (former Picture Editor, British Vogue) with representatives from international museums, publishing and the media. As Naomi Cass (judge and director of the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia) said: “...I was impressed by the diversity of approaches within each category and the breadth of photographers from across the globe”.
All shortlisted and winning images will be announced on 19 April and will then be exhibited as part of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London. The exhibition will include a section featuring works specially selected by the 2018 winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize. The exhibition will run from 20 April until 06 May 2018. Meanwhile, you can enjoy some of the photos from the Landscape and Architecture categories, showing the great quality of the photographic research.
Sony World Photography Awards 2018