17 Top Images from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Published February 7, 2014
Updated May 1, 2019
Published February 7, 2014
Updated May 1, 2019
Aerial Series in Sony World Photography Awards

Aerial Series by Emmanuel Coupe-Kalomiris, Source: Daily Mail

There are few photography achievements more prestigious than the Sony World Photography awards. While the Photographer of the Year title will not be announced until April 30th in London, the World Photography Organisation (WPO) released its shortlist for this year’s awards in early February. The shortlist—which represents international amateur, professional and youth photography—contains some of the most incredible, breathtaking contemporary photos from 2013.

Campaign Category in Sony World Photography Awards

Big Cat, Little Cat by George Logan, Source: BuzzFeed

Sony World Photography Awards from India

Yellow Fellow by Anurag Kumar, Source: South China Morning Post

Frog Riding a Beetle Photography Award

Image by Nicolas Reusens, Source: Source: Verge

This year, a record-breaking 139,544 images from 166 countries were submitted for consideration in the Sony World Photography awards. To see the images selected for the shortlist in person, one can purchase tickets to the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at the Somerset House in London, England.

The collection of photographs is vast, ranging from heart-wrenching images that tell a story to some of the world’s greatest wonders. While each image is impressive in its own right, we’ve chosen our top 17 picks.

Open Sony World Photography Awards

Samsara by Wolfgang Weinhardt, Source: Verge

Beautiful Image from Sony World Photography Awards

Image by Inigo Cia Da Riva, Source: Verge

Shortlist for Sony World Photography Awards

Indonesia Padang City Tour cattle activity by YongSheng Zheng, Source: Verge

Photo of Wax Version of Lady Gaga

“Wax System” series by Fabrizio Cestari, Source: AOL

Aerial Image Taken in Poland

The Depth of Winter by Kacper Kowalski, Source: Yahoo

Image of Homeless Boy from Photo Awards Shortlist

Homebound by Ata Mohammad Adnan, Source: Photographic Museum

Sony World Photography Awards Photo by Li Hao

Beer festival in Munich by Li Hao, Source: Verge

Insects in Sony World Photography Awards

Zeybeks by Hasan Baglar, Source: This is Colossal

Timeless in Sony World Photography Awards

Timeless by Kai Uwe Gundlach, Source: Yahoo

Image of Curious Monkey

What are you staring at!? by Chin Boon Leng, Source: BuzzFeed

Professional Image from Sony World Photography Awards

Image by Ngai Bun Wonh, Source: Verge

Moving Image from Sony World Photography Awards

No Moore by Melissa Golden, Source: South China Morning Post

Survivor from Sony World Photography Awards

Survivor by Ken Hermann, Source: BuzzFeed

Kiri Picone
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