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Slideshow: Finalists for the World Photography Organisation’s Sony World Photography Awards 2022: Digital Photography Review


The World Photography Organisation has announced the Professional Finalists and Shortlisted photographs for its Sony World Photography Awards 2022 photo competition.

The competition is now in its 15th year and, in World Photography Organisation’s own words, ‘rewards remarkable series of works both for technical skill and an original approach to contemporary subjects.’ This year, more than 340,000 images from 211 countries and territories were submitted, with over 156,000 of those being entered into the Professional competition—the most ever in the competition’s history.

Of those images, the organizers selected three finalists and projects for each of the 10 categories: Architecture & Design, Creative, Documentary Projects, Environment, Landscape, Portfolio, Portraiture, Sport, Still Life and Wildlife & Nature. Below is a rundown (from World Photography Organisation) of each of the judges who selected the images for this year’s competition:

‘The work of finalist and shortlisted photographers in the Professional competition was judged by: Rahaab Allana, Curator and Publisher, Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, New Delhi; Ângela Ferreira, artist, independent photography curator and postdoc researcher at Escola de Belas Artes Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Brazil; Deborah Klochko, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, United States; Richmond Orlando Mensah, Founder and Creative Director, Manju Journal, Ghana; and Mike Trow, Independent Curator and Photo Editor, Chair of the Jury.’

The winning photograph for the Photographer of the Year 2022 award will be selected from the Professional finalists on April 12, 2022 and will be part of the exhibit set to take place from April 13 through May 2, 2022 at Somerset House in London.

For the following gallery we have selected, at random, one finalist for each of the Professional categories for the Sony World Photography Awards 2022 photo competition. Below is a full list of the finalists and shortlist artists selected by the judges in each category:

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