Oct 12, 2015

These 24 Photos Are The Most Shocking And Powerful Of 2015 So Far


By on Monday, October 12, 2015

2015 Sony World Photography Awards. This is a collection of both professional and amateur pictures that have been taken around the world. They have compiled a shortlist for 2015, and these pictures are absolutely amazing. This list contains only 24 pictures, but to give you an idea of how big this competition is, there have been 173,444 images received so far from 171 countries. That is an increase of 24% from 2014. The competition ended on April 23rd, 2015. There is a total of $30,000 being given away in cash prizes, plus the bragging rights that your photo was chosen. If you aren't sure what category to participate in, there are a few. You can choose from 13 professional categories, 10 open (amateur) categories, or 3 youth categories that are designed for that up and coming photographer! Now let's see which of these photos tugs at your heart-strings.

1. Winner - Contemporary Issues - Professional
A Life Apart - The Toll of Obesity by Lisa Kranttz

2. Winner - Conceptual - Professional
Acid Survivors In India by Jordi Pizarro

3. Winner - Still Life - Professional
Animal Behaviour by Kimmo Metsaranta

4. Winner - Landscape - Professional
Blue Fields by Simon Butterworth

5. Winner - Portraiture - Professional
CAESAR by Christian Berthelot

6. Winner - Lifestyle - Professional
Cat Mothers by Ramil Gilvano

7. Winner - Smile - Open

Exuberance by Christine Kapuschinsky

8. Winner - Nature & Wildlife - Open
Frog Story by Harfian Herdi

9. Winner - Conceptual - Professional
Futuristic Archaeology by Daesung Lee

10. Winner - Portraiture - Professional
Glasgow: Second City of The Empire. On the run up to the Scottish Referendum by Dougie Wallace

11. Winner - Arts & Culture - Open
Headless by Adrian Jaszczak

12. Winner - People - Professional
Hundred And Forty Centimeters by Sabine Lewandowski

13. Winner - Architecture - Open
Miracle Mile by Gina Nero

14. Winner - People - Open
Old Shepherd by Saeed Barikani

15. Winner - People - Open
On The Tundra by Simon Morris

16. Winner - Nature & Wildlife - Open
Pelican Feeding by Melissa Little

17. Winner - Arts & Culture - Open
Pray by Muhammad Berkati

18. Winner - Landscape - Professional
Restricted Areas by Danila Tkachenko

19. Winner - Sports - Professional
Shadow City by Ronaldo Land

20. Winner - Sport - Professional Competition
Sweat And Blood by Marcin Kloce

21. Winner - People - Professional
Swedish Dads by Johan Bavman

22. Winner - Sport - Professional
The Secondary Trainer By Anthony Kham

23. Winner - Sport - Professional
Underwater Grace by Jonathan Yeap Chin Tiong

24. Winner - Contemporary Issues - Professional
Une Crise Humanitaire2 by Corentin Fohlen

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