The Sony World Photography Awards recently published its shortlist last February 2. The photos were taken with Sony cameras of course and turned out to be quite good –depicting life in general. Ahh..there’s really nothing as good as photojournalism. Often , we take advantage of taking too many photos for certain events but what is sad is that we do not capture “life” in our photos. This is what makes photojournalism wonderful because the photographers have a certain touch of showing us that a picture clearly paints a thousand words.
This first photo was taken by Maja Daniels from the UK.
While others are simple, photographers like Pawel Kopcynski from Germany went out of their way to show movement and color.
Palani Mohan from India took this photo and made it to the shortlist under the Nature and Wildlife category. Doesn’t this remind you of a feature story in TIME magazine or NEWSWEEK?
Anastasia Taylor-Lind from the UK on the other hand took a beautiful shot of women in their underwear. This photo was submitted for the Arts and Culture category.
Another interesting photo was in the shortlist and this involves current events. This photo of a man being taken by rebels was taken by Remi Ochlik from France.
Capturing life in a photo is difficult and we must admit that no matter how advanced your camera is, it will never be a substitute for talent.
Andrew McConnell from Ireland took this photo for the Sport section of Sony’s photography contest. Much like the one taken by Pawel Kopcynski, McConnell was able to capture movement and of course, life.
Donald Weber from Canada took a snapshot of a town after a disaster. This is probably in Japan and this just tells quite a story. Weber’s photo was shortlisted for the Current Affairs category.