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Highlights #6: 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

6 years ago

Welcome to the 6th selection 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.




"Aerial view of Glacial river in Iceland. While crossing the bridge, I noticed some patterns in the water and wondered how it would look from the sky. I stopped the car at a turnout after crossing the bridge and flew my drone to capture this image. I included the bridge and the car to give an idea of the scale." - Manish Mamtani


"A view from above shows the beautiful scenery on Putrajaya in Yunnan, China, November 2017." - Lin Chen



"If we take a look at buildings from a different point of view, we may find a new vision..." - Lin Xu



"This is a photograph of a harvest mouse hiding in a dandelion head. This was taken in Wales this Spring." - Nigel Hodson 



"In China, new senior middle school students would have their military training at the beginning of the first year's school term. We all have memories during everybody's training time. I helped a school to shoot for the record of their training time in September 2017." - Liu Xiaoxiao





From the series 'Excerpt From The Draftswoman's Portal ' by Llewellyn Berry

"Each image is a layered digital photograph. It represents a larger body of work entitled, The Draftswomam's Portal. Each image is comprised of multiple photographic images initially interpreted from the Alexander Calder sculpture, Two Discs. The initial interpretation had no particular relevance to the subsequent images. It was a series of visual cues that led me to create the narrative that ultimately describes the entire portfolio." - Llewellyn Berry



From the series 'The White Contamination' by Florian Ruiz

"In the snowy landscapes of the heights of Fukushima, I have captured the invisible pain of radiation. Inspired by the drawings of Japanese engravings, I hoped to capture the fleeting moments, the ever-shifting perceptions of nature, where radiation accumulates the most." - Florian Ruiz



From the series 'The Appleby Mud Portraits' by Tim Fisher 

"Taken over two days in June 2017 in the quagmire that was the annual Appleby Horse Fair, Cumbria, NW England." - Tim Fisher 


From the series 'Via Lactea' by Alfio Tommasini 

"In a context of modern agriculture, I wanted to interpret the relation between man and animal, through something apparently ordinary, but strongly related with the continuous transformation of this lands and the habits of their inhabitants. In the long winter months, I traveled, to observe the people who earn their living from milk production, trying to find in them the reflections of that mysterious enzyme they preserve, as a characteristic of their nature." - Alfio Tommasini



From the series 'In This Place' by Margaret Mitchell 

"'In This Place' is a personal yet universally relatable story of family and love, loss and survival, set within a wider socio-economic context. Against a backdrop of parental loss and limited opportunities, I am relaying the story of my late sister's now grown up children and their own families." - Margaret Mitchell