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Five Favorite Photos from the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards 

The governing body of the prestigous annual competition, the Sony World Photography Awards, recently announced the shortlist for the winners of the Professional, Open, and Youth categories. The other categories include the Student Focus - for those studying photography, the 3D Award - for anyone using true 3D technology in photography or video, and the National Award - new in 2013, for photographers in participating countries. The competition, which is organized by the World Photography Organisation, recieved over 122,000 entries from 170 countries this year alone. Each image is jarring and powerful in its own right, but I have chosen my five favorite to share with you.
Photo from the Portraits category, Youth Competition. (© Berta Vicente, Spain, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards)A view from Szczeliniec to Owls Mountains and Klodzko valley, Poland. (© Pawel Uchorczak, Poland, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards)Return to childhood landscapes. The picture is made in Romania, on the train from Bucharest to Baia Mare in a foggy morning in autumn of 2012. (© Hajdu Tamas, Romania, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards) I took this photo in spring 2012 in Rome, my hometown. It was taken with a monorail view camera (5x6 film) and manually developed, after it was scanned and post produced. I took care of the entire process and working on film, it took me quite many tries to have the perfect shadow and exposure; I had to go back to the location several times to and always hope it was sunny enough, once I spent the whole day in front of that wall, just to check at which time of the day the shadow was looking more geometrical, eventually I decided on 2pm. (© Martina Biccheri, Italy, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards)One Day in History. Portraits of children and youths who survived the massacre on the island of Utoeya outside Oslo, Norway on 22nd of July 2011. "I bear my scars with dignity, because I got them standing for something I believe in." Ylva Schwenke, age 15, from Tromso¸ hid by a path called "the love path". She was shot in the shoulder, her stomach and in both of her thighs. (© Andrea Gjestvang, Norway, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards)
To view each shortlist gallery in its entirety and to learn more about the competition, click here

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Thank you so much for choosing my photo in your top 5 favorites.
February 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMartina Biccheri
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