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Highlights #4: 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

5 years ago

Welcome to the 4th edition of Highlights from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

The reaction to this year's Sony World Photography Awards was incredible... and record-breaking, with the most amount of entries (319,561) in our 11-year history. With the names of all shortlisted and commended photographers now released, each week we will be choosing 10 highlighted images (5 from Open and 5 from Pro) ahead of all the images being displayed at the 2018 Exhibition in London from 20th April - 6th May.
 

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OPEN
 

"I took this photo in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile’s Patagonia region. I came to this secluded viewpoint in early morning, I was fortunate to get pretty amazing weather. The sun shined on the famous Cuernos del Paine peaks. They looked magnificent and incredible." - Wenchang Chen
 

 

"Morning glory hot spring in Winter. Yellowstone National Park, USA." - Huibo Hou

 

 

"Skogafoss, Iceland." - Witold Ziomek

 

 

"I captured this image over a frozen lake in the Lithuanian province of Varena." - Carlos M. Almagro


 

 

"My idea was to get a good contrast of colorful umbrellas and black-and-white stripes. I took this photo on a rainy day in June from the top of a building in Ginza, Tokyo." - Makoto Nishikura

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL
 

From the series 'Riad Mirage Club' by Loïc Vendrame

"Riad Mirage Club (Morocco, 2017) is the fifth volume of the long-term and ongoing documentary project 'Future Rust, Future Dust (2016 - )', which aims to analyse the urban and architectural impact of the last world financial crisis and the burst of the real estate bubble." - Loïc Vendrame

 


From the series 'Buzkashi' by Balazs Gardi

"In buzkashi, Afghanistan's violent and ancient national pastime, riders battle for control of an animal corpse that they carry toward a goal. Sixteen years after the U.S.-led invasion that ousted the Taliban, the sport is dominated by rival warlords who will do anything to maintain power in a turbulent country that once again is up for grabs." - Balazs Gardi

 

 

From the series 'Our Life In The Shadows ' by Tania Franco Klein

"My characters find themselves almost anonymous, melting in places, vanishing into them, constantly looking for any possibility of escape. They find themselves alone, desperate and exhausted. Constantly in an odd line between trying and feeling defeated." - Tania Franco Klein

 

 

From the series 'Seawall' by Paul Hamilton

"Still life of a Kentish Seawall stretching from Shellness through Minster to Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey of the North East Kent Coast in the UK. Fascinating embedded mini Landscapes within their own coastal Landscape reflecting the environment around them etched in the Seawall." - Paul Hamilton


 

From the series 'Morne a Cabri' by Corentin  Fohlen

"Lumane Casimir, in Haiti, is an example of the cacophony and the problems that prevail the reconstruction in the country: lack of housing, corruption, vagueness in administrative management, disengagement from the state, ill-conceived and badly managed humanitarian projects, natural resources destroyed. On this project of 3000 houses, only half have been built." - Corentin Fohlen