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Sony World Photography Awards shortlist unveiled

“The 2012 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards is just around the corner – coming to London in April. But, the World Photography Organisation has today announced its shortlisted photographers………

The World Photography Organisation has today unveiled its shortlist for the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards, which includes dozen of professional and amateur photographers selected from more than 112,000 entries.

In the Professional competition, photographers could enter images in more than 12 categories in three sections – Photojournalism & Documentary, Fine Art and Commercial.

The selected photographers, and finalists, will see their work exhibited in April at Somerset House in London, with the winners announced in a high-profile ceremony at the Hilton Hotel on London’s Park Lane.” writes Olivier Laurent in the BJP…MORE

This series depicts Death row prisoner’s last meals. The project was a collaboration with graphic designer, Matt Prosser, who used the images to illustrate a mock-up book on the subject. The crime committed by each prisoner was printed on one side of the book, the image on the other, juxtaposing text with image. © Helen Thompson, UK, Professional Shortlist, Still Life, Sony World Photography Awards 2012.

World Photo.org

Whilst writing yesterday about the Vienna photography awards I reminded myself that I had intended to bring worldphoto.org to your attention. This has a number of partners who are all involved with photography from a number of different aspects. primarily at the moment the point of focus is on the Sony Photography awards,

“Announced at the 2011 Sony World Photography Awards in April, the current Focus Award has been awarded to Save the Children. The focus of this new collaboration is to draw attention to the millions of children caught up in disasters around the world every year. Over the last year Save the Children has responded to children’s needs in disasters like the earthquake in Haiti, the floods in Pakistan, the food crisis in Niger and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, as well as many others which never make it onto our TV screens. This partnership will help raise the profile of children caught up in these disasters and help save many more young lives.

Proudly sponsored by Sony, the Sony World Photography Awards is widely recognised as the leading global photographic awards programme in existence today.

Through conducting a range of annual competitions, our mission is to discover talent across many diverse fields of photography. We support photographers beyond just receiving their award; featuring their work across the WPO website and in international exhibitions, offering unparalleled exposure through our annual marketing campaign and international media coverage, and publication inside the annual Sony World Photography Awards book.

The Sony World Photography Awards now includes more competitions and awards than ever before, with each one appealing to photographers of different levels: