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Sony World Photography Awards 2010 Shortlist nominations announced

190 photographers – 48 countries – 80,000 images

February 23, 2010 /PN - SWPA/ The shortlist for the 2010 Sony World Photography Awards is announced today, Tuesday 23 February. The list contains the names of 190 outstanding photographers from 48 different countries. From fashion to music, architecture to current affairs, the Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most comprehensive photographic competitions in the world.

The Honorary Judging Committee, comprising world-renowned photographers, curators, representatives from leading international photo agencies and picture editors came together in London to make their selection from over 80,000 professional and amateur photography submissions.

The finalists in each of the categories will be announced on Thursday 22 April at the Sony World Photography Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner at the Grand Lumier Theatre at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. Also on the night, the 2010 winner of the L'Iris D'Or, the Sony World Photographer of the Year, will be announced and will receive $25,000 and professional Sony camera equipment. The winning amateur photographer will receive a $5,000 cash prize as well as Sony camera equipment. The final presentation of the night will be in honour of the acclaimed photographer Eve Arnold, who is the recipient of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award.

The professional category finalists and amateur category winners will be showcased in the Winner‟s Exhibition as part of the World Photography Festival, a five day celebration of the craft of photography. The festival takes place across the city of Cannes, at locations including the famous Croisette, with a host of exhibitions, workshops, portfolio reviews, student programmes and talks from World Photography Academy members including Jonathan Torgovnik, Idris Khan, Chloe Limpkin (Picture Director of British Harper‟s Bazaar), Reza and Bill Hunt (Co-founder of Hasted Hunt Gallery in New York. A highlight of the programme will be the "Photography Now" symposium, presented by some of the leading international industry figures.
It will explore the current topics, trends, dilemmas and debates concerning ph
otography today.

For the first time, members of the public will be able to attend the Sony World Photography Awards ceremony.

Shortlist Nominations

Photojournalism and Documentary


Professional shortlisted photographers

Current affairs: Walter Astrada (Argentina) , Marcus Bleasdale (Norway), Marco Bulgarelli (Italy), Adam Dean (UK), Fayaz Kabli (India), Alfonso Moral (Spain), Espen Rasmussen (Norway), Brent Stirton (South Africa), Robin Utrecht (Netherlands), Veronique de Viguerie (France), Munem Wasif (Bangladesh)

© Marcus Bleasdale courtesy of V11 Agency

Sport: Jack Atley (Australia), Scott Barbour (New Zealand), Thomas Beyerlein (Germany), Craig Golding (Australia), Matthias Hangst (Germany), Daisuke Ito (Japan), Palani Mohan (Malaysia), Beniamino Pisati (Italy), Denis Rouvre (France), Vladimir Vyatkin (Russian Federation), Pavel Wolberg (Israel)

© Craig Golding courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Contemporary issues:
Tommaso Ausili (Italy), Bieke Depoorter (Belgium), Carlo Gianferro (Italy), Kuba Kaminski (Poland), Davide Monteleone (Italy), George Osodi (Nigeria), Xingkai Ouyang (China), Lukasz Sokol (Poland), Andy Spyra (Germany), Marco Vernaschi (Italy)

© George Osodi courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Arts and entertainment:
Nicky Loh (Singapore), Palani Mohan (Malaysia), Calil Elias Neto (Brazil), Paolo Pellegrin (Italy), Pavel Wolberg (Israel)

© Pavel Wolber g courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Amateur shortlisted photographers

Documentary: Miguel Candela (Spain), Spyros Catramis (Greece), Pietro Antonio Collini (Italy), Juan Carlos Ruiz Duarte (Spain), Fredrik Jalhed (Sweden), Karlmarx Rajangam (United Kingdom), Matt Scandrett (United Kingdom), Matthias Selderhuis (Netherlands), A. Danish Siddiqui (India), Timothy Sim (Singapore)

© Matt Scandrett courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Sport:
Tien Ho Anh (Vietnam), Claudio Casanova (Switzerland), Leonardo Giannetti (Brazil), Maksym Gorbatskyi (Ukraine), François Grados (France), Mustafa Ipek (Turkey), Aniko Molnar (Hungary), Yannick Pickhard (Germany), Philip Platzer (Austria), Simone Santi (Italy)

© Mustafa Ipek courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Commercial
Professional shortlisted photographers

Advertising: Martin Brent (United Kingdom), Radek Burda (Czech Republic), Peter Dench (United Kingdom), Peter Franck (Germany), Stuart Freeman (United Kingdom), Kai-Uwe Gundlach (Germany), Rip Hopkins (United Kingdom), Tim Macpherson (United Kingdom), Claire Rosen (United States), Dmitry Rusak (Belarus), Sonja de Sterke (Netherlands)

© Kai-Uwe Gundlach courtesy of Reportage by Getty Images


Fashion: Jose Luis Cuevas (Mexico), David Handley (United Kingdom), Orlando dos Santos (Portugal), Tom Seelbach (Germany)

© Orlando dos Santos courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Music: Marcus Bleasdale (Norway), Josh Cole (United Kingdom), Rachel Corner (Netherlands), Mohammad Golchin (Iran), Wojciech Grzedzinski (Poland), Stephen Uhraney (Canada), Vladimir Vyatkin (Russian Federation)

© Stephen Uhraney courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Amateur shortlisted photographers

Fashion: Anastasia Baranova (Russian Federation), Sven Dreesbach (Germany), Elisabeth Harvey (Australia), Tomek Jankowski (Poland), Wing Kit Lo (Hong Kong), Jelena Kostic (Serbia / Montenegro), Kofi Paintsil (United Kingdom), Ed Purnomo (Indonesia), Dominik Śmiałowski (Poland), Alex Chebotar (Russian Federation)

© Jelena Kostic courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Music:
Sabrina Caramanico (Italy), Bijoy Chowdhury (India), Gerado Sabado (Philippines), Vitali Seitz (Germany), Elena Shevcova (Russian Federation), Raoul Slater (Australia), Wendy Smith (United Kingdom), Karolina Zapolska (Poland), Hongky Zein (Indonesia)

© Raoul Slater courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Fine Art

Professional shortlisted photographers

Portraiture: Tommaso Bonaventura (Italy), Ilenio Celoria (Italy), Maohua Fei (China), Rip Hopkins (United Kingdom), Malcolm Hutcheson (United Kingdom), Ozant Kamaci (Turkey), Nelli Palomaki (Finland), Magdalena Płaczkowska (Poland), Jacek Swierczynski (Poland), Piero Visconti (Italy), Krystle Wright (Australia)
© Magdalena Płaczkowska courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Conceptual and Constructed: Vladislav Danilov (Russian Federation), Maohua Fei (China), Stuart Hall (United Kingdom), Janina Simone Kulcsar (Germany), Edgar Martins (United Kingdom), Martin Mascheski (Germany), Spencer Murphy (United Kingdom), Sebastian Platero (Spain), Natalie Tkachuk (United Kingdom), Renhui Zhao (Singapore)

© Stuart Hall courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Natural History:
Trevor Aston (United Kingdom), Adam Balcerek (Poland), Arie Kievit (Netherlands), Kacper Kowalski (Poland), Steve Morenos (Australia), Pere Pascual (Spain), Paolo Patrizi (Japan), Massimo Siragusa (Italy), Nguyen van Thuong (Vietnam), Nicolas Wormull (Chile), Renhui Zhao (Singapore)

© Arie Kievit courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Landscape:
Herman van den Boom (Belgium), Uwe Ditz (Germany), Peter Franck (Germany), Ozant Kamaci (Turkey), Emil Khalilov (Azerbaijan), Kacper Kowalski (Poland), Pawel Mlodkowski (Poland), Rocco Rorandelli (Italy), Frank Schirrmeister (Germany), Andy Stewart (United Kingdom), Renhui Zhao (Singapore)

© Kacper Kowalski courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Architecture: Duda Carvalho (Brazil), Luca Casonato (Italy), Alfredo Covino (Italy), Linda Ferrari (Italy), Walter Fogel (Germany), Luc Gees (Belgium), Adolf Glubschauge (Belgium), Philipp Lohoefener (Germany), Edgar Martins (United Kingdom), Andreas Secci (Germany), Mario Vivado Portales (Chile)

© Walter Fogel courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Amateur shortlisted photographers

Portraiture: Richard Brocken (Netherlands), Nour Eddine El Ghoumari (Morocco), Pedro Letra (Portugal), Jupp Michels (Germany), Italo Morales (Venezuela), Valérie Morignat (France), Sandipan Mukherjee (India), Somenath Mukhopadhyay (India), Vadim Nardin (Belarus), Ren Rox (United Kingdom)

© Sandipan Mukherjee courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Conceptual and Constructed: Anja Bührer (Germany), Ana B Escobar (Spain), Michael Lämmler (Germany), Jake Lowe (Australia), Gregoire A. Meyer (France), Sergey Politkovskiy (Russian Federation), Martin Stranka (Czech Republic), Daniel Tückmantel (Germany)

© Michael Lämmler courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Natural History: Sandipan Dutta (India), Diego Cortes Escribano (Spain), Alex Goh (Malaysia), Csaba Loki (Hungary), Zoltan Gergely Nagy (Romania), Deby Suchaeri (Indonesia), Martin Thomsen (Denmark), Zsuzsanna Toth (Hungary), Karolos Trivizas (Greece), E Zhang (China)

© E Zhang courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Landscape: Andrew Bayliff (United Kingdom), Dina Bova (Israel), Kirill Grekov (Ukraine), Hayri Kodal (Turkey), Gergely Kömöz (Hungary), Nina Papiorek (Germany), Peter Paterson (United Kingdom), Nenad Saljic (Croatia), Jan Styblik Julius Tjintjelaar (Netherlands)

© Jan Styblik courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Architecture: Bernhard Hartmann (Germany), Oleg Lugovskoy (United States), Marianna Marcantonini (Italy), Afroditi Mavroeidi (Greece), Simon Mulvaney (United Kingdom), Adi Popa (Romania), Paloma Cano Rovirosa (Spain), Wayne Shipley (United Kingdom), Kurt Skeels (United Kingdom), Martin Tonhauser (Germany)

© Oleg Lugovskoy courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010


Key dates for the Sony World Photography Awards 2010

Cannes, France
22 – 27 April Sony World Photography Awards and Festival
22 April Announcement of the L‟Iris D‟Or, category winners and Student Focus competition at the Sony World Photography Awards ceremony
22– 24 April The Photographers‟ Programme

www.worldphotographyawards.org


5 comments:

  1. Anonymous says

    Congratulations..! to all winners grate job..!


    Anonymous says

    These Awards go from strength to strength, there are some amazing images included. Well done to all the shortlisted photographers.


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