SONY World Photography Organization 2013 Short List Announced.

The 2013 Shortlist is Announced:

The World Photography Organization is proud to announce the 2013 shortlists for the Professional, Open and Youth categories of the Sony World Photography Awards.

In a year that saw 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 professional shortlist in particular, offers a unique insight into 2012 through the eyes of some of the world’s best emerging and established photography talents.  Past awarded 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 Honorary Jury, which selected the Professional shortlist, was chaired by Catherine Chermayeff, Director of Special Projects at Magnum Photos.  She comments: “What an invigorating three days – which resulted in  lively and passionate debates. I think we all, the jurors, began this process and felt overwhelmed. I am delighted to say that by day three – each group proudly presented and argued for our respective shortlists. Closer examination and debate resulted in surprising strength in the shortlist submissions across all categories- something we all are proud of.”  To view the full list of 2013 professional jury members, click here.

To see all of the current entries Link here


~ by pthomaslambert on February 19, 2013.

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