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A snapshot of what to expect at the 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

A snapshot of what to expect at the 2023 Sony World Photography Awards
American Dream. "This image and set is designed, built, shot, lit, edited and styled by me, in my flat. "American Dream" is an ode to the visual presentation of the American Dream, however fake that may be. This is the output of repressed femininity. I'm combating that by providing myself with the visual therapy Hollywood and The American Dream provided me with as a coping mechanism during childhood and into adulthood." © Michael O'Connell, Ireland, entry, Open Competition, Portraiture, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards will return in 2023 for its 16th celebration of contemporary photography. Here is a selection of the images from some of the most recent entries.

Aunties in Mongolia. "Aunties transcend culture, boundaries, and language. Aunties are universal." © Lola Akinmade Akerstrom, Sweden, entry, Open Competition, Street Photography, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Aunties in Mongolia. “Aunties transcend culture, boundaries, and language. Aunties are universal.” © Lola Akinmade Akerstrom, Sweden, entry, Open Competition, Street Photography, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Color Of My Shadow.jpg. "That afternoon I went to exercise in a club house near home. Across the locker room there is a swimming pool for the children. When I was walking back home I accidentally saw an interesting view on that pool, I grab my camera and took some snapshot! and here it is the photo." © Hardijanto Budyman, Indonesia, entry, Open Competition, Object, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Color Of My Shadow: “That afternoon I went to exercise in a club house near home. Across the locker room, there is a swimming pool for the children. When I was walking back home I accidentally saw an interesting view on that pool, I grab my camera and took some snapshots and here it is the photo.” © Hardijanto Budyman, Indonesia, entry, Open Competition, Object, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Monsoon in my city. "I took this picture in Kolkata, India. Whenever it rains, I love to use flash. I saw this couple having a moment away from the crowd in the heavy rain. I loved the orange umbrella, the colour stands out and in the background, people with umbrella creates an echo in the photograph. The internal flash was enough to create this dreamy effect in rain." © Subhran Karmakar, India, entry, Open Competition, Street Photography, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Monsoon in my city. “I took this picture in Kolkata, India. Whenever it rains, I love to use flash. I saw this couple having a moment away from the crowd in the heavy rain. I loved the orange umbrella, the colour stands out and in the background, people with umbrella creates an echo in the photograph. The internal flash was enough to create this dreamy effect in rain.” © Subhran Karmakar, India, entry, Open Competition, Street Photography, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Italian newspaper. "The Italian tricolor arrows perform in the sky above the city of Portorecanati but on the beach there is a gentleman who is more interested in reading the newspaper. © Maurizio Ghiandoni, Italy, entry, Open Competition, Creative, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Italian newspaper. “The Italian tricolor arrows perform in the sky above the city of Portorecanati but on the beach there is a gentleman who is more interested in reading the newspaper. © Maurizio Ghiandoni, Italy, entry, Open Competition, Creative, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

215 - Paris - 2022. "Two kids admiring the Tour Eiffel from behind an ugly fence." © Tommaso Carrara, Italy, entry, Open Competition, Street Photography, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

215 – Paris – 2022. “Two kids admiring the Tour Eiffel from behind an ugly fence.” © Tommaso Carrara, Italy, entry, Open Competition, Street Photography, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

happy. "The woman is happy to take a picture of her." © Ebrahim Rahiminezhad, Iran, entry, Open Competition, Portraiture, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Happy. “The woman is happy to take a picture of her.” © Ebrahim Rahiminezhad, Iran, entry, Open Competition, Portraiture, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Burbujas."'Bubbles' is a photo related to isolation voluntarily or not, loneliness and destructive behaviors in certain moments in life". © Yadira Ismael, Cuba, entry, Open Competition, Creative, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Burbujas.”‘Bubbles’ is a photo related to isolation voluntarily or not, loneliness and destructive behaviors in certain moments in life”. © Yadira Ismael, Cuba, entry, Open Competition, Creative, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

NEW HUMANS, NEW GODS. "Beyond the various socio-cultural meanings to which these photos may lead, what is interesting is how the images open up a psychic and interactive visionaryness on the viewer; images that by contrast continually elude themselves, in an attempt to grasp something other than themselves. The tension of the world beyond our perception, capturing surreal moments in the context of reality. The meta-mythological series takes as its starting point the reflection on ethical innovation, starting with the observation of the already bionic post-human, which leads the vision to boldly anticipate the times. A magical abstraction of the everyday in which figures interact with something deeply intimate and insane of the viewer but also with each other. These 'new gods' are the next photographic action after the one dedicated to the observation of the new human (post-human - replicant), to investigate the process of transhuman metamorphosis, going so far ahead in time as to bounce back and s-veil what will be after the transhuman, inevitably returning to myth and its theophany. Portraits absconditum of the new gods indeed." © lucrezia testa iannilli, Italy, entry, Open Competition, Lifestyle, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

NEW HUMANS, NEW GODS. “Beyond the various socio-cultural meanings to which these photos may lead, what is interesting is how the images open up a psychic and interactive ‘visionaryness’ on the viewer; images that by contrast continually elude themselves, in an attempt to grasp something other than themselves. The tension of the world beyond our perception, capturing surreal moments in the context of reality. The meta-mythological series takes as its starting point the reflection on ethical innovation, starting with the observation of the already bionic post-human, which leads the vision to boldly anticipate the times. A magical abstraction of the everyday in which figures interact with something deeply intimate and insane of the viewer but also with each other. These ‘new gods’ are the next photographic action after the one dedicated to the observation of the new human (post-human – replicant), to investigate the process of transhuman metamorphosis, going so far ahead in time as to bounce back and s-veil what will be after the transhuman, inevitably returning to myth and its theophany.” © lucrezia testa iannilli, Italy, entry, Open Competition, Lifestyle, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Puffin’s life. “The beauty and presence of the puffin are incredible. His look, his colors, everything makes him the perfect animal for photography. It’s hard not to fall in love with this little creature.” © François Mille, France, entry, Open Competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

“Walking past this fish and chip shop in the British seaside town of Broadstairs, Kent, the sun momentarily hit the window, projecting the graphics on the furniture. I thought the resulting image evoked the spirit of the American realist painter, Edward Hopper.” © David Jacobson, United Kingdom, entry, Open Competition, Object, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Sunrise on the beautiful meadows of Seiser Alm. "Sunrise on the beautiful meadows of Seiser Alm. The cottages are idyllic and I can just imagine living here, waking every day to a stunning view like this." © Ales Krivec, Slovenia, entry, Open Competition, Landscape, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

“Sunrise on the beautiful meadows of Seiser Alm. The cottages are idyllic and I can just imagine living here, waking every day to a stunning view like this.” © Ales Krivec, Slovenia, entry, Open Competition, Landscape, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Bird Photobomb. "This image was taken in Denali National Park, Alaska. I like to say “I tried to take a picture and this bird got in the way”, referring to the heli." © Edgar Colindres, Guatemala, entry, Open Competition, Travel, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Bird Photobomb. “This image was taken in Denali National Park, Alaska. I like to say “I tried to take a picture and this bird got in the way”, referring to the heli.” © Edgar Colindres, Guatemala, entry, Open Competition, Travel, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

London Pipes.jpg. "Taken during my trip to London July 13th 2022, I wanted to capture the unique architecture and pipes of the rooftops that where in the area. Each one was hidden in the corner of the houses and flats, out of sight, out of mind." © Emily Last, United Kingdom, entry, Open Competition, Architecture, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

“Taken during my trip to London July 13th 2022, I wanted to capture the unique architecture and pipes of the rooftops that where in the area. Each one was hidden in the corner of the houses and flats, out of sight, out of mind.” © Emily Last, United Kingdom, entry, Open Competition, Architecture, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Untitled. "Santa Cruz California Amusement Park this summer." © Gabriela Timo, Argentina, entry, Open Competition, Motion, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

“Santa Cruz California Amusement Park this summer.” © Gabriela Timo, Argentina, entry, Open Competition, Motion, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Flowers and Fog. “Flowers and foggy hills – High Tatras, Slovakia.” © Martin Morávek, Czech Republic, entry, Open Competition, Landscape, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Untitled. “Imagination of freedoms.” © Mohamed Ameen, India, entry, Open Competition, Creative, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Untitled. “Special moments in our daily lives.” © TAE YOUNG AN, Korea (Republic of), entry, Open Competition, Architecture, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

margaridas. "foto do meu jardim." © Vanderlei De Jesus, Brazil, entry, Open Competition, Creative, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Margaridas. “foto do meu jardim.” © Vanderlei De Jesus, Brazil, entry, Open Competition, Creative, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards DM/ML

In case you missed it, also browse 2022 Sony World Photography Awards: National winners

2022 Sony World Photography Awards: National winners

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