Friday, April 14, 2017

STUNNING PHOTOS FROM THE 2017 SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

Some of the world’s best contemporary photographs have been revealed.

Over the last few months, photographers from across the globe submitted 105,000 entries to the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards’ “open” competition, spanning 10 different categories including “wildlife,” “portrait” and “street photography.”

On March 28, Sony announced its 10 winners — and their work is striking.

Each winner received a Sony α7 II with lens kit and will go on to compete for the title of 2017 Sony World Photography Awards’ Open Photographer of the Year, which will be announced on April 20.

CATEGORY:  MOTION
Winner: Camilo Diaz from ColombiaThe photographer captured a crucial goal-scoring moment in an underwater rugby match.


CATEGORY:  WILDLIFE

Winner: Alessandra Meniconzi from SwitzerlandA stunning wildlife shot of flamingos in Walvis Bay, Namibia.



CATEGORY:  NATURE
Winner: Hiroshi Tanita from JapanTanita caught the ice blue and white of winter.



FINALIST
Photo by Jelena Janković from Serbia.



FINALIST
Photo by Lester Koh Meng Hua from Singapore.



CATEGORY:  PORTRAITS
Winner: Alexander Vinogradov from Russian FederationA simple portrait of a young girl.



CATEGORY:  STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
Winner: Constantinos Sofikitis from GreeceA black and white shot of some creepiness on the street.



CATEGORY:  CULTURE
Winner: Jianguo Gong from ChinaScale is used to stunning effect to capture more than 1300 people practicing Tai-Chi in China.




CATEGORY:  TRAVEL
Winner: Ralph Gräf from GermanyA gorgeous yet understated color palette helped this photo win.



FINALIST
Photo by Zarni Myo Win from Myanmar



FINALIST
Photo by John Tao from Taiwan.



FINALIST
Photo by Hendrik Mändla from Estonia.




FINALIST
Photo by Jonatan Banista from Panama.




FINALIST
Photo by Mustafa Jindi from United Arab Emirates




FINALIST
Photo by Homare Hamada from Japan.



FINALIST
Photo by Kala Madriz from Venezuela.




FINALIST
Photo by Mohammad Amir Hamja from Bangladesh.




FINALIST
Photo by Khalid Alsabat from Saudi Arabia.




FINALIST
Photo by Aleš Krivec from Slovenia.





MANY THANKS TO:  By Elyse Wanshel  FOR PUTTING THIS COLLECTION TOGETHER, AND FOR PUTTING IT TOGETHER THROUGH:
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