(Last Updated On: 24/02/2016)
The list of shortlisted candidates for the Sony World Photography Awards 2016 has released recently by the Wolrdphoto.org. Three Pakistanis successfully have made the position in the world’s biggest photography competition. Kumail Rizvi, Shahzad Khan and Zohaib Tariq are those three Pakistanis who are in the race for the most jaw-dropping image of the year and obviously for the cash prize of $30,000 and the latest digital imaging equipment of the Sony.
For last many years, Sony has been organizing that completion for the photographers aged 19 and under. All these Pakistanis have been recognized in various categories of the Sony World Photography Awards 2016.
Here are the images along with category and the name of the photos.
Photo Title: Awal Gul
Photography By: Shahzad Khan
Category: Youth Portraits
Photo Title: Human-Made Environment
Photography By: Kumail Rizvi
Category: Youth Environment
Photo Title: Pakistan
Photography By: Zohaib Khan
Category: Youth Culture
All these images will be shown at the Somerset House, London from April 22 to May 8, 2016, and the name of the winners will be announced on April 21, 2016.
More from the Sony World Photography Awards 2016
Stephan Zirwes’s work, in the Professional Architectural category, focuses on water as a vital resource, its use for entertainment and the privatisation of a public asset.
In the Professional Portraiture category, Fauzan Ijazah’s Stateless Women looks at the lives of Rohingya women, refugees from Myanmar living in Indonesia.
Rob Gregory’s pictures were taken for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s adaptive sports programme and the RIC Hornets wheelchair basketball team.
Andrey Narchuk’s photograph of an inquisitive baby fur seal in the Bering Sea is shortlisted in the Open Nature and Wildlife section.
Fight for your dreams – The boxers of Bukom, by Patrick Sinkel, is shortlisted in the Professional Sport category. Boxing is a long-held tradition in Bukom, a suburb of Accra, in Ghana, a country that has produced a couple of world champions, the most famous being Azumah Nelson.
Elie Kauffmann’s shot of two people taking pictures of pelicans in Namibia is shortlisted in the Open People category.
Steiner Wang’s Cloud Flamingo is shortlisted in the Open Nature and Wildlife category.
Anton Unitsyn documented the people of the Russian town of Solvychegodsk. Once famous for its salt, its population has reduced substantially in the past quarter of a century.
Nikolai Linares’s portraits of the silver medallists at Copenhagen’s Zealand Boxing Championships are shortlisted in the Professional Sport category.
Animals vs Jewellery was taken by Oliver Schwarzwald for Stern magazine.
Antoine Repesse’s #365, Unpacked series, in the Professional Campaign category, is the result of four years’ work during which he collected his recyclable waste.
Talia Rudofsky, competing in the Youth category, said: “I took this photograph on Promenade de La Croisette, [Cannes,] during my summer holiday. Whilst everyone is mostly new wealth, this woman stood out, as she is relatively modest in appearance, and accompanied by a dog, as well as being elderly. I found it amusing how the dog shared the same facial expression as the woman.”