Images of five Indian origin photographers are shortlisted. Another 14 images received a special recognition in Sony World Photography Awards 2018.
Sony World Photography Awards 2018 shares some stunning photographs of wild animals, cuddly pets to heart-wrenching shots of civil wars and refugee crisis. The contest received more than 320,000 submissions from over 200 countries. The contest was categorized into professionals, amateurs, youth, and students.
The contest entering in its 11th year had a difficult time in finalizing with 40% increase in the entries from a previous year. From 32,0000 shots, judges shortlisted 200-odd photographs.
Professional photographers are judged on their series of work. However, amateur photographers are judged on a single image for review.
Images of five Indian origin photographers are shortlisted. Another 14 images received a special recognition in Sony World Photography Awards 2018. Although the themes of their work were wide-ranging, the stunning landscape and wildlife were in common.
Submissions for this context are categorised into many sections including current affairs or news, nature and wildlife, architecture, travel, contemporary issues, portraits, still life, culture, street photography. 2018 Sony World Photography Awards introduced two additional categories of creative and discovery.
Photographers in the professional category will now fight for the title of Photographer of the Year and a whopping cash prize of $25,000. The shortlisted images depict a different array of categories ranging from raw emotions of Rohingya refugees to quirky portraits.The winners from four broad categories will be announced on April 19, 2018 in London.
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