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11 Apr 2010

Sony World Photography Awards 2010

[caption id="attachment_556" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photograph: Claire Rosen - USA"]Entry from Claire Rosen - USA[/caption]

190 photographers – 48 countries – 80,000 images

The shortlist for the 2010 Sony World Photography Awards was announced on February 23. 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 Sony World Photography Awards is a truly global competition with submissions received from every corner of the globe. This year’s shortlist includes a number of Sony World Photography Awards winners and finalists from previous years including Robin Utrecht, winner in the Sports category in 2008; Wojciech Grzedzinski, winner in Current Affairs in 2009 and Edgar Martins, finalist in Conceptual and Constructed in 2009.

In the professional competition there are 12 categories within the three subject genres: Photojournalism and Documentary (Current Affairs, Sport, Contemporary Issues and Arts and Entertainment); Commercial (Advertising, Fashion and Music) and Fine Art (Portraiture, Conceptual and Constructed, Natural History, Landscape and Architecture).

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