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Time’s running out to enter 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

2017 Sony World Photography Awards Last Call for Entries

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Cash prizes and Sony gear are on the line as deadlines for entry to the Sony World Photography Awards are approaching. With a little less than a month left to enter, the competition has released some early contenders. Head to the competition website to learn more, and take a look at some of the early standouts here.

Panopticon #1 The prison San Vittore Milan. © Jelena Kostich, Serbia, Entry, Open competition, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

The project named after social theory Panopticon, originally developed by French philosopher Michel Foucault in his book Discipline and Punish. The ìPanopticonî refers to an experimental laboratory of power in which behaviour could be modified, and Foucault viewed the Panopticon as a symbol of the repressive, disciplinary society of surveillance. I made photographs of the prison San Vittore in Milan, Italy. To show the boundary that is standing between those ones outside the prison, and those once inside the prison. That those outside the prison can’t actually see what is going on behind the walls of the prison.

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Untitled. © Adit Merkine, Israel, Entry, Open competition, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

I was laying on the bank of Kerkini Lake, Macedonia, Greece on 27 January 2016. This lake is known as the most important wintering habitat of the Dalmatian pelican in Europe. At this time of the year the Dalmatian pelicans are in their breeding plumage. It was in the mid-morning. A group of five Dalmatian pelicans came closer and closer, probably looking for some fish from the fisherman on shore. They stopped for a short time in a lined row staring at my camera, like posing for a family shot. It was very exciting and I took the shot.

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GOTHS. © Peter Dench, UK, Entry, Open competition, Portraits, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Two Goths share a portion of chips on Southend promenade, UK.

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Malaysia Independence Spirit. © Mohamed Shaiful Azre Allias, Malaysia, Entry, Open competition, Motion, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Hundred of student hoisted flags during 59th Malaysia Independence Day celebration at Merdeka Square on 31 August 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia celebrates its 59th National Day on August 31. I took this photo using a telephoto lens and wait for the show to begin.

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Waiting a Next Turn. © Mankichi Shinshi, Japan, Entry, Open competition, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

After I heard that it is “one of the most crowded places in the world,” I decided to visit the beach in Qingdao, China. But Qingdao in May was chilly and foggyóit was still off-season. I could sense that this place had at one point been full of exuberant people, and in the subsequent emptiness, I felt a sense of loss.

This photo is the scene of wedding photo sessions around the sea. Although It was very bad weather, maybe they had to do that because of the full reservations of the popular spot in China.

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Al Ain City. © Andrzej Bochenski, Poland, Entry, Open competition, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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Lava, Etna. © Placido Faranda, Italy, Entry, Open competition, Nature, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Solidified lava river vs Forest – Volcano Etna, Sicily. Aerial view from a drone.

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Feeding Frenzy. © Noel Guevara, The Philippines, Entry, Open competition, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Wolf Snappers feeding on plankton. German Channel, Ngemelis Island, Republic of Palau. Taken in miso soup visibility but one of my favorite shots from the trip. I took this while the three Mantas we were shooting were making their huge U-turn for another pass at the cloud of plankton. This was at around 3 meters and the energy was electric all around.

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X-flies. © Peter Csakvari, Hungary, Entry, Open competition, Still Life, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Who killed the flies?


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