22 Photos Captured By British Photographers Shortlisted For Sony World Photography Awards

22 Photos Captured By British Photographers Shortlisted For Sony World Photography Awards - We take a look at the photographs captured by the 22 British photographers who have made the Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) shortlist.

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Ice

© James Reeve, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Professional Landscape, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

The Sony World Photography Awards has now firmly cemented itself as the World's biggest photography competition with 230,103 entries from 186 countries entering the 2016 installment of the popular contest.

The total number of entries received by the Sony World Photography Awards since its launch in 2007 has now surpassed 1 million images and UK entries are actually up by 135% on 2015. While we're throwing impressive figures at you, 22 British photographers have been shortlisted this year with 12 appearing in the 'Professional' category, 7 in the 'Open' category and 3 in the 'Youth' competition. 

 

Milky Way

© Tino Solomon, UK, Shortlist, Open Low Light, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

The Professionals 

In the Professional competition, David Chancellor takes a close examination of wildlife trophy hunters while  Giles Clarke (based in the US) documents the severely disabled children in Bhopal, India, born to parents contaminated by a water supply.  Lucy Nicholson’s 'California Drought From Above' shows the effect of the four-year drought on California’s farming community.  

Simon Brann Thorpe documents the effects the conflict in the Western Sahara has on soldiers, posed in the series as toy soldiers, in the Conceptual category while Kate Davis is also shortlisted in this category with her work which explores the development of sex robots and cybersex.

War and surveillance are Jason Koxvold's focus in the Current Affairs category and in the Landscape category, work from Max Knight tries to find beauty in a landscape marked by humanity and James Reeve has created a series of abstract landscapes after studying frozen lake ice. 

Peter Dench, returning to the awards after success in 2010, is shortlisted in Daily Life for ‘The British Abroad’ and also making a return is Julia Fullerton-Batten, last seen at the awards in 2015, and this year shortlisted for a unique series using the stories of 15 feral children as its basis.

The two remaining Professional competition photographers, Liz Hingley and Denise Felkin, explore social and cultural issues with their entries. 

 

Toy Soldier

© Simon Brann Thorpe, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Professional , Conceptual, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Open Competition Entries 

Alex Ingle is waving the flag for Scotland with an image that captures a joyous, fleeting moment between a grandfather and grandchild while sport is the theme which ties Lewis Outing and Philip Joyce in the People and Split Second categories together. 

The panorama category sees a shortlisted entry from Grant Ritchie who captured an image of Belhaven Bridge, near Dunbar, at high tide, and a serene black and white image is shortlisted for Lesley Hall in the Travel category. Jack Lawson is given praise in the Smile category along with Alex Ingle while Tino Solomon has been shortlisted with his image of the Milky Way as it ascends over the Darvaza gas crater in the Karakom desert, Turkmenistan.

 

Rugby

© Lewis Outing, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Open People, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

The Young Photographers 

Colourful portraits of people were captured by 3 British photographers shortlisted in the Youth competition.  The youngest photographer, Talia Rudofsky age 15, captured the 'nouveau riche' along La Croissette in Cannes, France, Anna Jolly travelled to St Lucia for her shot and University of Exeter student Thomas Hanks climbed to the peak of Barf in the Lake District for his.

 

France

©Talia Rudofsky, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Youth, Portrait, 2016, Sony World Photography Awards

 

You can see more of the images captured by the 21 shortlisted British photographers below and the full list of shortlisted entries can be found on the SWPA website. 

 

Riders warm-up before an event at the Thame County Show.

© Philip Joyce, UK, Shortlist, Open Competition, Split Second, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

The British Abroad

© Peter Dench, UK, Shortlist, Professional Daily Life, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

California's snowpack

© Lucy Nicholson, UK, Shortlist, Professional Environment, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / Reuters 

 

 

hotographs of women who do not have children

© Denise Felkin, UK, Shortlist, Professional People, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Smethwick

© Liz Hingley, UK, Shortlist, Professional People, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Caribbean culture

© Anna Jolly, UK, Shortlist, Youth Culture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Belhaven Bridge, near Dunbar, Scotland

© Grant Ritchie, UK, Shortlist, Open, Panoramic, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Plane

© Jason Koxvold, UK, Shortlist, Professional , Current Affairs, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Feral Children

© Julia Fullerton-Batten, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Professional , Staged, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Lion

© David Chancellor, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Professional , Campaign, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Local children outside a school in a rural area of Ghana

© Jack Lawson, UK, Shortlisted, Open Competition, Smile, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

U Bein bridge in Myanmar

© Lesley Hall, UK, Shortlisted, Open Competition, Travel, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

© Kate Davis, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Professional , Conceptual, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Landscape

© Max Knight, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Professional Landscape, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Portrait

© Thomas Hanks, UK, Shortlist, Youth Portrait, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Family

© Giles Clarke, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Professional , Campaign, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / Getty Images Reportage

 

© Alexander Ingle, UK, Shortlisted, Open Competition, Smile, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards


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