Prior to the deadline for the competition Sony World Photography Awards 2014 only a little over a month. Chairman of the jury will be William Hunt, an expert from New York in the field of photography. Also, the jury consists of representatives of the World Academy of photos. Work on open and youth are accepted until January 6, the competition for the pros – until January 9.
Introducing some of the participants of the photo contest.
1. Photo: Carlos Duarte, Spain, Entry, Open People
Carlos Duarte (Carlos Duarte) took this picture during one of his journeys. He said: “This picture was taken in the valley of the Omo (Omo) in Ethiopia. We my guide came to the village Arbor (Arbore). Talking with the warden, I looked to my right and saw us approaching brown tsunami. It was awesome: women tried to protect themselves from the sandstorm, wrapped in shawls, and I just closed my eyes. Deciding that the storm had passed, I opened my eyes and saw the boy sitting on an old tree. I hastened to make his portrait – behind him already billowing clouds following a sandstorm. ”
2. Photo: Nicolas Reusens Boden, Sweden, Entry, Open Nature & Wildlife
This photo made Royzens Nicolas Baudin (Nicolas Reusens Boden) in Sweden. He said: “I was shooting in the natural but controlled conditions. Some pictures can not be made on the nature – or it will require a lot of time and money, which is why photographic seminars are held at strategic locations and attract all those who wish to learn the basics of photography (lighting, camera work, composition, etc.) . Workshop participants are given the opportunity to take pictures like this. Although I controlled the situation, this frame is not staging. I led a seminar, during which we photographed tree frog, red-eyed tree frog known as (agalychnis callidryas), from Costa Rica. Suddenly, the frog jumped on a branch, where he slept this huge beetle titan … I had everything prepared in advance, I just changed some settings and pulled the trigger … the rest is history. ”
3. Photo: Cory Kipa, new Zealand, Entry, Open Nature & Wildlife
This photo was taken in Sydney, Australia, in the zoo Toronga (Toronga) near Sydney Harbour. Photographer Corey Kip (Corey Kipa) says: “I just watched the giraffes walking around the aviary. They did not do anything special, and then a heavy rain. In order not to get wet, so I hid under the roof with his equipment and suddenly noticed young giraffes, huddled at the entrance to the cave. They behaved somewhat perplexed, because with them was not their mother. They looked around, then I saw their mother, who came to him as if nothing had happened, and they calmed down. The moment was perfect and I am very happy that I managed to shoot. ”
4. Photo: Eugene Stulov, Russia, Entry, Open Arts and Culture
The photo was taken in one of the Moscow theaters – Theatre Moscow City Council. In the photo – actress Lily Bolgashvili.
5. Photo: Holger Schmidtke, Germany, Entry, Open Architecture
This metro station is at the train station in Duisburg (Duisburg), Germany. The author photo – Holger Schmidtke (Holger Schmidtke).
6. Photo: Igor Kryzhko, Russia, Entry, Open Smile
This photo was taken at the festival of colors in Novorossiysk. Photographer Igor said: “I have come across on the eye pictures of such events, so I was very happy opportunity to participate in it. Strictly speaking, I was interested not so much the fun, as a chance to capture this event, being at the very center. I put the camera in a plastic bag and mingled with the crowd. When the action started, I almost did not see anything and suddenly noticed this girl covered with paint and with a broad smile on his face. I immediately pulled the trigger. Girl’s name I unfortunately do not know. ”
7. Photo: Joyce Le Mesurier, Singapore, Entry, Open Arts and Culture
Little boy trying Bhutanese mask dancer sitting opposite; dancer resting after a physically grueling dance mask on a colorful festival in the monastery Tamshing Lhakhang (Tamshing Lhakhang) in Bumthang (Bumthang), Bhutan.
8. Photo: Kevin John Bleasdale, UK, Entry, Open Architecture
Kevin John Blezdeyl (Kevin John Bleasdale) took people climbing a building O2 in London. He said: “London tourists in climbing suits and harnesses slowly up the track hanging from the dome of the building fabric O2 Millenium Dome to the observation deck, located at an altitude of 52 meters, offering unrivaled views of the city docks. Unfortunately for photographers with him there can be taken only mobile phones (in a special pocket). This picture was taken at a safe distance. I stood firmly on the ground and turned into a frame rather fancifully painted building. ”
9. Photo: Pedro Londoño, Colombia, Entry, Open Low Light
This photo was taken at an amusement park in the city of Medellin (Medellín), Colombia. Photographer Pedro Londoño (Pedro Londoño) says it is “the place where childhood is remembered.”
10. Photo: Samantha Fortenberry, US, Entry, Open Low Light
Samantha Fortenberry (Samantha Fortenberry) tells what inspired her to create this image: “In my youth there is nothing better than to be near friends. Even heavy rainfall during the summer bathing contributes lovely memories. You can grow and forget names, but always remember the moments of your childhood. In this photo – my friends on the pier at the city park in Scottsboro (Scottsboro), Alabama. ”
11. Photo: Sergio Carbajo, Spain, Entry, Open Travel
In the photograph Sergio (Sergio) – remote village people cognac Naga Nyahnyu (Nyahnyu), which is in Nagaland (Nagaland), India, near the border with Myanmar (Myanmar). In every village there Angh (king of kings). Title inherited.
12. Photo: Simone Sapienza, Italy, Entry, Open Travel
Simone Sapienza (Simone Sapienza) called his work “Faith.” It depicts one of the most conservative areas of Istanbul, where strangely coexist tradition and fashion.
13. Photo: Sinan Dinis, Portugal, Entry, Open Panoramic
Member contest Sina Diniz (Sinah Dinis) says: “This picture was taken in Amsterdam during the trip I made to the latest euro in his pocket, trying to find answers to some vital questions. A week later, returning home without pictures due to bad weather, I saw this little beach and all these wooden stumps placed in a circle, with one big stump in the center. The sky was perfect, there was nobody around, so I made 4 pictures, of which I have gathered the house panorama. In the last seconds of my trip to Amsterdam God has given me this chance: one around, silence and harmony. And I have the feeling that I am present at the reunion began when all heed one – very wisely – the center of the circle. “