Beautiful Images From the Sony World Photography Awards 2018 Open Shortlist

The competition had its highest ever number of submissions.
Sony World Photography Awards 2018 Open Shortlist
Beautiful Images From the Sony World Photography Awards 2018 Open Shortlist © Jianguang Zhou, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The shortlist for the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards has been revealed.

Photographers from over 200 countries and territories entered nearly 320,000 images—the highest ever number of submissions in the competition's 11 years, and a 40 percent increase on 2017.

The judges shortlisted 10 images in each of the 10 categories in the Open competition, which is open to professional and amateur photographers.

All the shortlisted photographers' works will go on to compete to become category winners, with the chance to be chosen as Photographer of the Year, winning $25,000 or Open Photographer of the Year, winning $5,000. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on April 19. All shortlisted and winning images will be exhibited as part of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House in London from April 20 until May 6.

Tickets are available at www.worldphoto.org/2018exhibition. Visit www.worldphoto.org to find out more.

Sony World Photography Awards 2018 Open Shortlist
'Old Friends' by Manuel Armenis, Germany. Street Photography (Open competition). © Manuel Armenis, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards