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Sony World Photography Awards 2014 Shortlist
  • A woman covered in mud from the mud bath jumping into the lake.

    Category: Smile

    Competition: Open

    Country: Turkey

  • Holi is one of the major festivals of India and is the most vibrant of all. The festival is celebrated across the four corners of India. Holi celebrates the arrival of spring, a season of joy and hope.

    Category: Smile

    Competition: Open

    Country: India

  • Homeless children in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

    Category: Split Second

    Competition: Open

    Country: Bangladesh

  • A baby Orang Utan peeking out from his mother's embrace.

    Category: Nature & Wildlife

    Competition: Open

    Country: Singapore

  • Gold Fields Abangares miners in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica.

    Category: People

    Competition: Open

    Country: Costa Rica

  • That's Dance, Sunward and Zeybeks.

    Category: Nature & Wildlife

    Competition: Open

    Country: Cyprus

  • October beer festival is one of the biggest events in Munich. You can feel the atmosphere of happiness by the decoration of the booth.

    Category: Arts & Culture

    Competition: Open

    Country: China

  • Painting the body is one of the great pleasures of this tribe. The expanse of land where this tribe lives is amazing. Several times a day they travel down to the Omo River to bring up water. 

    Category: People

    Competition: Open

    Country: United States

  • Vakil Bath is a very popular historical site located in Shiraz, Iran. Nasir Al-Mulk is a mosque with lots of artworks and stained glass. 

    Category: Panoramic

    Competition: Open

    Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of

  • In your youth, nothing can stop you from enjoying time with your friends. You may grow up and forget the names, but you'll always remember the moments, the time on the dock with your friends during a surprise shower.

    Category: Low light

    Competition: Open

    Country: United States 

  • The Greenwich foot tunnel in London.

    Category: Architecture

    Competition: Professional 

    Country: United Kingdom

  • A hunter rests on the plains in western Mongolia with his eagle.

    Category: Travel

    Competition: Open

    Country: United Kingdom

  • The Guča trumpet festival in Serbia.  

    Category: Arts & Culture

    Competition: Open

    Country: Serbia

  • The pilgrims and devotees of the Maha Kumbh Mela - the largest spiritual gathering on the planet, held every 12 years. 

    Category: Travel

    Competition: Open

    Country: Germany

  • Emotional outpouring of a bride.

    Category: Split Second

    Competition: Open

    Country: Taiwan

  • Picture is taken In Shanghai city and focuses on living places and the way we deal with public space.

    Category: Landscape

    Competition: Professional 

    Country: Netherlands

  • These images are from a personal project on couples who belong to the mod scene, a subculture that originated in Britain in the late fifties and became very popular during the sixties. It is quite difficult to pin down what lies at the heart of this movement as it has evolved in many different ways during the years, but all mods share a passion for everything related to the fifties and the sixties, especially the clothes and the music.

    Category: Portraiture

    Competition: Professional

    Country: United Kingdom

  • 'Sparkle, baby' explores girl culture in Australia within the phenomena of beauty pageants, particularly those directed at the young. Through documenting child pageants, I seek to understand if participating in these events increases the pressure on young girls to conform to an idealised view of what it means to be female or rather, is it a celebration of girlhood? 

    Category: Arts & Culture    

    Competition: Professional

    Country: Australia

  • This Christ‐like image shows a bare‐chested son resting near his mother. The son, by his nudity, looks as fragile as he was on the day of his birth. The mother seems fulfilled by the presence of her son.

    Category: People

    Competition: Professional

    Country: France 

  • This image was taken in the southern and central parts of Iceland. 

    Category: Landscape 

    Competition: Professional  

    Country: Greece 

  • The criminal power of the Camorra in the Forcella neighborhood, Naples dates back to the late 70s. This is the biggest area in Europe for drug selling. 

    Category: Current Affairs

    Competition: Professional

    Country: Italy

  • Celebrities portraits taken in Madame Tusseaud's museum.

    Category: Portraiture

    Competition: Professional

    Country: Italy

  • Neighbours is a series of typical Belgian double houses. Every single building is an expression of individuality.  

    Category: Architecture

    Competition: Professional

    Country: Belgium 

  • Reports state that 1130 workers died and nearly 2500 were rescued alive after the eight‐story building Rana Plaza that housed mostly garment factories collapsed on 24 April 2013 in Bangladesh.

    Category: Current Affairs

    Competition: Professional

    Country: Bangladesh

  • Vantage point over a very harsh winter in Poland. Colourful skiers against a monochrome landscape. 

    Category: Landscape

    Competition: Professional

    Country: Poland

  • Category: Still Life

    Competition: Professional

    Country: Germany

  • Every year people in Bangladesh are disfigured beyond recognition by acid attacks. The victims are literally scarred for life. 

    Category: Portraiture

    Competition: Professional

    Country: Denmark

  • Destiny Pierman, 13 collects belongings from the damaged bedroom of her home in Moore, OK following a massive EF5 tornado in May 2013. She and her mother feared that their home would be leveled but were relieved to find the house damaged, but still standing. Destiny's epilepsy medication, the family's primary concern, was right where they had left it.

    Category: Current Affairs

    Competition: Professional   

    Country: United States 

  • The Fighter, The Father is the story of Jorge Herrera's life. Jorge fled from his abusive father and a Chilean dictatorship when he was 9, and later ended up in jail. He suffered memory loss and injuries as a result of training his body too hard. At the age of 35 years Jorge Herrera has started to recreate his own life. 

    Category: Sport

    Competition: Professional

    Country: Denmark 

  • The world as seen from the outside. An onlooker observing daily actions from the outside.

    Category: Conceptual

    Competition: Professional

    Country: Italy

  • The series "Italy" was taken at the breath taking views of Biella area, where the photographer's camera is penetrating undirected intimates moments.

    Category: Travel

    Competition: Professional

    Country: Israel

  • Wet Dog is a series of portraits of dogs caught mid‐bath. The dogs are photographed at a vulnerable moment, half a second before they shake the water off their fur. Sophie's pictures capture their character and, in some cases, recognizable emotions (like annoyance, misery or vengefulness).

    Category: Portraiture

    Competition: Professional

    Country: United States 

  • By overlapping a historical location with an old image of that exact place, the photographer questions the way we treat our history and the fast changing scenery of today.

    Category: Architecture

    Competition: Professional

    Country: Korea 

  • An old Hindu woman sits and prays to God in front of Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple during the Rakher Upobash at Barodi, Narayangonj. Lokenath Brahmachari who is called Baba Lokenath was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal. Hindu devotees fast and pray in earnest to the gods for their favours during the ritual.

    Category: Arts & Culture

    Competition: Professional

    Country: Bangladesh

  • Nightlife clubbing scene.

    Category: People

    Competition: Professional

    Country: Italy 

  • Black & white image taken at Svalbard.

    Category: Travel

    Competition: Professional

    Country: Norway

  • Category: Sport

    Competition: Professional

    Country: China

  • 'Big Cat, Little Cat' is an advertising campaign for Whiskas cat food.

    Category: Campaign

    Competition: Professional

    Country: United Kingdom