Friday, February 8, 2013 at 9:00AM
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.
To view each shortlist gallery in its entirety and to learn more about the competition, click here.