All of the shortlisted photographs will be part of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House in London.
“Dusk of the jellyfish” by Angel Fitor, Spain, Shortlist, Open, Natural World & Wildlife, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. “A jellyfish pulsates its umbrella right beneath the surface at the end of the blooming season in Mar Menor (Spain) coastal lagoon.”
“Wires and Pigeons” by Alessandro Zunino, Italy, Shortlist, Open, Creative, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. “Lights and shadows, wires and pigeons, draw a dense pattern in a river channel in Funchal, Madeira (Portugal).”
“Prunus Domestica ‘President’ European Plum” by Masumi Shiohara, Japan, Shortlist, Open, Still Life (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. “This is the European plum ‘President’ that I grow. ‘President’ is a variety discovered in the state of Hertfordshire in England in the early 20th century. In Nagano Prefecture where my farm is located, it is a late-seed variety that ripens in late September. This work is aimed at showing the identity of the variety in detail. I photographed flowers with branches in spring and fruits with branches in autumn. Furthermore, I shot three aspects of flowers and fruits, their cross section, and a seed. Three sides of flower and fruit, a seed and fruits with branches have focus stacking.”
“Walking Among the Stars” by Rosaria Sabrina Pantano, Italy, Shortlist, Open, Street Photography (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. “Taken in Turin, Piazza Castello, during a performance.”
“A walk on the bike” by Alexandr Vlassyuk, Russian Federation, Shortlist, Open, Creative, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. “This is one shot from my series of shots taken in the yard of a private house with the help of a drone.”
“Hey You” by Fabian Ruchti, Switzerland, Shortlist, Open, Street Photography (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. “This Photograph is called ‘Hey You’ from my Series ‘The Least Miserable Country’ made in Thailand in February 2018. After a photo tour, I went to the beach restaurant to drink a coffee. When I saw that girl came out from the sea and walk to the salesman—’klick’.”
“Circle of Power” by Sandi Little, Canada, Shortlist, Open, Natural World & Wildlife, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. “Every year, at Sheffield Mills, Nova Scotia photographers come from all over the world to attend the annual Eagle Watch event. The eagles fill the trees surrounding a field where they are fed dead chickens who die during the night at local hatcheries .. it is amazing to watch as the eagles have great patience… until the crows and the seagulls start to fly in and enjoy the free lunch .. one or two eagles start to fly out of the trees to scare the crows and other birds of prey from eating what they consider to be their lunch and other eagles follow.. a feeding frenzy ensues…eagles soar to the ground, grabbing dead chickens in their large talons, sometimes two at a time…anything can happen, and often does.. my photo capture was a lucky one.. one eagle had landed in a crevice to enjoy his catch when he sensed another eagle was approaching to steal it from him.. he turned around, in full wingspan, to protect his lunch and I captured his look of ‘don’t you dare ‘ to his approaching threat…It was worth standing for hours in minus 10 degrees (C) to capture this shot of wildlife’s amazing beauty.”
“Portrait of Father and Son” by Artem Mikryukov, Russian Federation, Shortlist, Open, Portraiture (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards.
“Risky Journey” by Md. Akhlas Uddin, Bangladesh, Shortlist, Open, Street Photography (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. “The overcrowded train and station at the early morning in Tongi railway station. Bangladeshi Muslim devotees attending the Akheri Munajat by train, On the third day of Biswa Ijtema, Bishwa ijtema is the second largest Muslim congregation after the Hajj, in Bangladesh, 14 January 2018, around one million Muslims from Bangladesh and abroad observed the three-day congregation with prayers on the banks of the Turag River, Tongi, Gazipur, Bangladesh.”
“Divided” by Emma Last, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Youth, Diversity (2019 Youth competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. “This self-portrait symbolizes the segregation of individuals due to their differences and shows how their features can see them placed into groups characterized by stereotypes created by society. It aims to highlight how, although diversity is increasing, the lack of acceptance of it is responsible for the absence of equality in the world today. The black string indicates the groups created and shows the boundaries and restrictions placed upon certain groups in the world. The out-of-focus side profile in the foreground shows how those segregated by society are often dominated or almost hidden by individuals who don’t accept the differences of others and therefore see themselves as more powerful. For diversity to truly be accepted we need to embrace each other’s differences and view ourselves as equal.”
My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by the World Photography Organisation.