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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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Sony World Photography Awards 2011 – Shortlist announced

Sony World Photography Awards 2011
The shortlist for the 2011 Sony World Photography Awards has been announced. The professional competition spans the three genres of Photojournalism & Documentary, Fine Art and Commercial, while the Open competition is for photographers of all abilities.

“The 2011 competition has attracted more submissions than ever before, reaching all corners of the globe, with over 105,000 entries from 162 counties. The shortlist includes a number of winners and finalists from previous years including Amit Madheshiya, Peter Frank, Denis Rouvre , Giulio Di Sturco and Tommaso Bonaventura.

In the Professional competition there are 15 categories within the three subject genres:

Photojournalism & Documentary (Current Affairs, Contemporary Issues, People, Arts & Culture and Sport)

Commercial (Campaign, Travel, Lifestyle, Still Life and Fashion) and Fine Art (Architecture, Portraiture, Landscape, Still Life and Conceptual).

There are ten categories in the Open competition for anyone with an interest in photography. They are: Action, After Dark, Architecture, Arts & Culture, Fashion, Nature & Wildlife, Panoramic, People, Smile and Travel.

“The category winners and the overall Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of the Year will be chosen by the final selection jury comprising Francis Hodgson, Andrew Saunders, Vice President, Creative Imagery, Getty Images; Joseph Jean Rolland Dubé, Vice President, Content Development, iStockphoto; Yann Salmon-Legagneur (Sony Europe Marketing -DSLR) and Paul Genge (Sony UK Technical Marketing – DSLR).

“The Sony World Photography Awards winners will be showcased as part of the World Photography Festival and Exhibitions at Somerset House in London. The festival programme, which runs from 26 April to 1 May, with talks, screenings, portfolio reviews, peer critiques and workshops.

“The winners of the Professional categories will be announced on Thursday 27 April at the Sony World Photography Awards ceremony. For the first time this will be held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London having been in Cannes, France in previous years. Also on the night, the winner of the coveted L’Iris D’Or / Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year, will be announced. They will receive $25,000 and professional Sony camera equipment. The overall winner of the Open competition will receive a $5,000 cash prize as well as Sony camera equipment. The final presentation of the night will be in honour of the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography.

Professional shortlisted photographers
In each category the judges could select up to three finalist photographers and up to seven additional shortlist photographers. From the finalists, the winners plus 2nd and 3rd place will be chosen and announced at the awards ceremony on 27 April.

Photographers are listed alphabetically.

PHOTOJOURNALISM & DOCUMENTARY
Honorary judging committee: Chair, Elisabeth Biondi (US), Visuals Editor, The New Yorker Magazine; Pedro Meyer (Mexico), photographer and founder of ZoneZero: Stephen Mayes (US), Managing Director, VII Photo Agency; Rena Effendi (Azerbaijan), awardwinning social documentary photographer.

Current Affairs
Finalists:
Javier Arcenillas (Spain)
Robin Hammond (New Zealand) / Panos Pictures
Ahmad Masood, (Afghanistan) / Reuters

Shortlisted:
Filip Ćwik (Poland)
William Daniels (France)
Adam Dean (United Kingdom)
Giulio Di Sturco (Italy)
Emiliano Larizza (Italy)
Angelos Tzortzinis (Greece)

Contemporary Issues
Finalists:
Javier Arcenillas (Spain)
Balazs Gardi (Hungary) / basetrack.org
Christian Lutz (Switzerland) / Agence VU

Shortlisted:
David Chancellor (United Kingdom)
Sebastian Liste (Spain)
Anastasia Taylor-Lind (United Kingdom)
Riccardo Venturi (Spain)

People
Finalists:
Alejandro Chaskielberg (Argentina)
Lucia Herrero (Spain)
Denis Rouvre (France)

Shortlisted:
Mathieu Asselin (France)
Jodi Bieber (South Africa)
Tommaso Bonaventura (Italy)
Espen Rasmussen (Norway)
Martin Roemers (Netherlands)
Alnis Stakle (Latvia) / Photographer ru
Hormis Tharakan (India)

Sport
Finalists:
Javier Arcenillas (Spain)
Palmer + Pawel (United Kingdom)
Pavel Wolberg (Israel)

Shortlisted:
Dilip Bhatia (India)
Alexey Bushov (Russian Federation)
Viktor Fischer (Czech Republic)
Radek Kalhous (Czech Republic)
Alex Kudenko (Russian Federation)
Vladimir Pomortsev (Russian Federation)
Bernd Seydel (Germany)

Arts and Culture
Finalists:
Tommaso Bonaventura (Italy)
Amit Madheshiya (India)
Mahesh Shantaram (India)

Shortlisted:
Jacek Świerczyński (Poland)
Fabio Cuttica (Italy)
William Daniels (France)
Radek Kalhous (Czech Republic)
Spencer Murphy (United Kingdom)
Wojciech Grzedzinski Bartek Sadowski (Poland)
Les Slesnick (United States)

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