Creative inspiration: take a look at the contenders for the Sony World Photography Awards 2014

The shortlist for the 2014 Sony Photography Awards has been revealed by the World Photography Organisation, celebrating the best in creativity from photographic talent over the past 12 months.

  • Arjen Schmitz, Netherlands

    Arjen Schmitz, Netherlands

  • Carlotta Cardana, United Kingdom

    Carlotta Cardana, United Kingdom

  • Denis Dailleux, France

    Denis Dailleux, France

  • Emmanuel Coupe-Kalomiris, Greece

    Emmanuel Coupe-Kalomiris, Greece

  • Esposito Salvatore, Italy

    Esposito Salvatore, Italy

  • Fabrizio Cestari, Italy

    Fabrizio Cestari, Italy

  • George Logan, UK

    George Logan, UK

  • Herman Van Den Boom, Belgium

    Herman Van Den Boom, Belgium

  • K. M. Asad, Bangladesh

    K. M. Asad, Bangladesh

  • Kacper Kowalski, Poland

    Kacper Kowalski, Poland

  • Kai-Uwe Gundlach, Germany

    Kai-Uwe Gundlach, Germany

  • Ken Hermann, Denmark

    Ken Hermann, Denmark

  • Melissa Golden, USA

    Melissa Golden, USA

  • Nikolai Linares, Denmark

    Nikolai Linares, Denmark

  • Salvatore Calafato, Italy

    Salvatore Calafato, Italy

  • Sharon Derhy, Israel

    Sharon Derhy, Israel

  • Sophie Gamand, United States

    Sophie Gamand, United States

  • Sungseok AHN, Republic of Korea

    Sungseok AHN, Republic of Korea

  • Vinicio Drappo, Italy

    Vinicio Drappo, Italy

  • Wilfred Berthelsen, Norway

    Wilfred Berthelsen, Norway

  • YongSheng Zheng, China

    YongSheng Zheng, China

  • Alpay Erdem, Turkey

    Alpay Erdem, Turkey

  • Anurag Kumar, India

    Anurag Kumar, India

  • Ata Mohammad Adnan, Bangladesh

    Ata Mohammad Adnan, Bangladesh

  • Guillermo Barquero, Costa Rica

    Guillermo Barquero, Costa Rica

  • Louise Porter, United States

    Louise Porter, United States

  • Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, Iran

    Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, Iran

  • Samantha Fortenberry, United States

    Samantha Fortenberry, United States

  • Sean Batten, United Kingdom

    Sean Batten, United Kingdom

  • Simon Morris, United Kingdom

    Simon Morris, United Kingdom

  • Wolfgang Weinhardt, Germany

    Wolfgang Weinhardt, Germany

  • Yao Wang Chong, Taiwan

    Yao Wang Chong, Taiwan


Nearly 140,000 images by photographers from 166 countries were submitted – the highest number in the awards’ seven-year history. Here, we bring you a selection from the shortlists for the professional and open categories.

Client: Sony/World Photography Organisation 

Brand: 2014 Sony Photography Awards