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Photo News: Sony World Photography Awards 2013 Shortlist announced

2013 SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

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Photos from top to bottom: © Jens Juule, Finalist, Portraiture; © Fausto Podavini, Italy, Finalist, Lifestyle; © Paolo Pellegrin, Italy, Finalist, Current Affairs; © Satirat Damampai, Thailand, Shortlist, Campaign.

122,665 images were entered in total to the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards – 62,654 Professional entries, 54,851 Open entries and 5,160 Youth entries images

Just announced, I’ve had my finger on the Publish button ready to fly with news that the World Photography Organisation today reveals the shortlists for the Professional, Open and Youth categories of the sixth 2013 Sony World Photography Awards with the highest number of entries to date.

“In a year that saw over 122,000 entries from 170 countries… 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. 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).” From press release.

SHORTLIST
Professional Competition
Honorary Jury
Presiding Chair: Catherine Chermayoff (USA), Director of Special Projects at Magnum Photos

Chairs: Edmund Clark (UK) Photographer; Tim Paton (UK), Managing Director, Balcony Jump; Francesca Sears (UK), Director, Panos Profile at Panos Pictures and Monica Suder (Germany) Photographic Consultant and Coach

Additional Jury: Juana de Aizpuru (Spain), Gallery Director, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru; Chien-Chi Chang (Taiwan) Magnum Photographer; Brandei Estes (France), Assistant Director, Galerie Nelson Freeman; Macduff Everton (USA), Photographer; Caroline Metcalfe (UK), Director of Photography, Conde Nast Traveller: Andrew Sanigar (UK), Commissioning Editor, Thames & Hudson and Fiona Shields (UK), Picture Editor, The Guardian.

The Honorary Jury were required to choose a minimum of three and a maximum of 10 photographers per category. Photographers entered a minimum of three and maximum of 10 images per category and were judged on a body of work. All images must have been taken in 2012 or first published in 2012. One winner per category will be chosen from the finalists and announced on 25 April 2013.

*Photographers are listed alphabetically

Architecture
Finalist
Fabrice Fouillet, France
Reinis Hofmanis, Latvia
Christof Pluemacher, Germany

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© Reinis Hofmanis, Latvia, Finalist, Architecture

Shortlist
Dilip Bhatia, India
Yannic Bartolozzi, Switzerland,
André Ferreira, Brazil
Julia Anna Gospodarou, Greece

Arts & Culture
Finalist
Myriam Meloni, Italy  Niccolo Rastrelli, Italy
Danish Siddiqui, India

Shortlisted
Yannick Cormier, France
Fausto Podavini, Italy
Daniele Tamagni, Italy

Campaign
Finalist
Christian Aslund, Sweden
Spencer Murphy, UK
Scout Tufankjian, USA

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© Christian Aslund, Sweden, Finalist, Campaign, Professional Competition

Shortlisted
Satirat Damampai, Thailand
Tomoe Hayakawa, Japan
Kelly Hesburn, USA
Andreas Meichsner, Germany
Tine Poppe, Norway
F. Scott Schafer, USA
Michael Schnabel, Germany

Conceptual
Finalist
Edurne Aguinaga, Spain
Florian Ruiz, France
Roman Pyatkovka, Ukraine

Shortlisted
Julia Borissova, Russia
Maia Flore, France
Gail Albert Halana, USA
Jenny Magruder, USA
Sergey Varaksin, Russia

Current Affairs
Finalist
Manuel Brabo, Spain
Paolo Pellegrin, Italy
Ilya Pitalev, Russia

Shortlisted
Fabio Bucciarelli, Italy
Colin Delfosse, Belgium
Ed Kashi, USA
Andrew Lubimov, Ukraine
Angelos Tzortzinis, Greece
Oliver Weiken, Germany
Alexander Junior Zemlianichenko, Russia

Contemporary Issues
Finalist
Valerio Bispuri, Italy
Samuel James, USA
Daesung Lee, Republic of Korea

Niger Delta

© Samuel James, USA, Finalist, Contemporary Issues

Shortlisted
Javier Arcenillas, Spain
Adam Dean, UK
Robin Hammond, New Zealand
Justin Jin, Hong Kong
Peter Muller, USA
Altaf Qadri, India

Fashion & Beauty
Finalist
Thierry Bouët, France
Alice Pavesi, Italy
Klaus Thymann, Denmark

Shortlisted
Rory Carnegie, UK
Rafal Milach, Poland
Filippo Mutani, Italy
Meeghan Ogilvie, Canada
Dominik Tarabanski, Poland

Landscape
Finalist
Regis Boileau, France
Arjen Schmitz, Netherlands
Nenad Slijic, Croatia

Shortlisted
Sandra Herd, Australia
Li Fan, China
Bernhard Winkler, Germany
Kechun Zhang, China

Lifestyle
Finalist
Alice Caputo, Italy
Fausto Podavini, Italy
Kuni Takahashi, Japan

Shortlisted
Aleksey Myakishev, Russia
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan, Bangladesh

Nature & Wildlife
Finalist
Hudson Garcia, Brazil
Ernest Goh, Singapore
Satoru Kondo, Japan

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© Ernest Goh, Singapore, Finalist, Wildlife, Professional Category

Shortlisted
Regis Boileau, France
Walter Fogel, Germany
Mehmet Karaca, Turkey
Jose Ramon Moreno, Spain

People
Finalist
Balazs Gardi, Hungary
Andrea Gjestvang, Norway
Pete Muller, US

Shortlisted
Adam Dean, UK
Ivan Kashinsky, United States Minor Outlying Islands
Jacek Świerczyński, Poland
Michela Taeggi, Italy
Paul Wenham-Clarke, UK
Lisa Whiltse, US

Portraiture
Finalist
Jens Juul, Denmark

Shortlisted
Marcco Ceccaroni, Italy
Maxim Dondyuk, Ukraine
Li Fan, China
Davide Monteleone, Italy
Agnieszka Rayss, Poland

Sport
Finalist
Isabela Pacini, Brazil
Ryan Pierse, Australia
Adam Pretty, Australia

Shortlisted
Fernando Borges, Brazil
Michael Löwa, Germany
Yusuke Murata, Japan
Alma Photos, Italy
Vilhelm Stokstad, Sweden
Rob van Thienen, Belgium
Robin Utrecht, Netherlands

Still Life
Finalist
Vanessa Colareta, Peru

Shortlisted
Rastislav Čambal, Czech Republic
Nick Todak, USA

Travel
Finalist
Daniel Duart, Spain
Johannes Heuckeroth, Germany
Gali Tibbon, Israel

Shortlisted
Matteo Butturini, Italy
Agurtxane Concellon, Norway
Kelly Hesburn, USA
Val Proudkii, USA

For the shortlists for the Open and Youth, read more…

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Winners in Sony World Photography Awards 2010 announced

© Tommaso Ausili, from the series The Hidden Death, photo courtesy the photographer and Sony World Photography Awards 2010

Italian photographer Tommaso Ausili is the overall winner of the L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year award. Ausili’s series of photographs in the Contemporary Issues category, The Hidden Death, captures an assembly line at an abattoir. Ausili received a $25,000 cash prize plus Sony digital SLR camera equipment and he joins previous L’Iris d’Or winners, David Zimmerman and Vanessa Winship, as a member of the World Photographic Academy.

Tommaso Ausili said at the ceremony held in Cannes last night: “I’m very glad to receive this award. Since I started this series on the death of animals, I have felt an enormous sense of guilt, and this prize goes some way to repay that debt. Thanks to the Sony World Photography Awards for honouring my work with this prize.”

© Tommaso Ausili, from the series The Hidden Death, photo courtesy the photographer and Sony World Photography Awards 2010

Photographer Vitali Seitz was announced as the 2010 Sony World Amateur Photographer of the Year at the ceremony. Based in Munich, but originally from Siberia, Vitali’s image entitled, Hauskonzert: Home concert, was taken at an informal concert as part of a family birthday and also won the amateur Music category. Vitali wins a $5,000 cash prize and Sony digital SLR camera equipment.

The 12 professional winners spanned categories as diverse as fashion, architecture, current affairs and sport and were revealed alongside the Sony World Photography Awards Amateur Photographer of the Year as part of the World Photography Festival.

Chosen by the 2010 Honorary Judging Committee, comprising 12 World Photographic Academy members, the professional category winners are:

Photojournalism and Documentary
Walter Astrada (Argentina) for Current Affairs

Scott Barbour (New Zealand) for Sport

Tommaso Ausili (Italy) for Contemporary Issues

Paolo Pellegrin (Italy) for Arts and Entertainment

© Paolo Pellegrin, photo courtesy the photographer and courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010

Commercial

Martin Brent (United Kingdom) for Advertising

David Handley (United Kingdom) for Fashion

Mohammad Golchin (Iran) for Music

Fine Art
Philipp Lohöefener (Germany) for Architecture

Tommaso Bonaventura (Italy) for Portraiture

Renhui Zhao (Singapore) for Conceptual and Constructed

© Renhui Zhao, photo courtesy of the photographer and Sony World Photography Awards 2010

Pere Pascual (Spain) for Natural History

Peter Franck (Germany) for Landscape

Winning and shortlisted images will be showcased in the Sony World Photography Awards Global Tour exhibition throughout 2010 and 2011. To see the rest of the photos, go to Sony World Photography Awards.

Note: The 2011 Sony World Photography Awards opens for entries on Friday 28 May.