Sony World Photography Awards shortlist revealed

One of 30 men and women travelling on horse and sleigh through Norway. Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

The World Photography Organisation has revealed the shortlists for the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards. This year there were 122,000 entries from 170 countries, the highest number of submissions ever. Judges shortlisted photographs into a few hundred categories including lifestyle, wildlife and nature, people, landscapes, lifestyle and current affairs.

The work of all the shortlisted photographers will be exhibited at Somerset House, London, from April 26 to May 12.

Professional winners and the L’Iris D’Or/ Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year title will be announced at a gala ceremony in London on 25 April.

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