Sony World Photography Awards announced shortlisted photographers for the year of 2017. There are 227,597 photographs entered from all around the globe. The Winners will be announced on 20th April, 2017 and photographer of year will get $25,000 cash prize.

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Masayasu Sakuma, Japan (Open Competition, Nature)

Masayasu Sakuma, Japan (Open Competition, Nature)

Rob Wilson, Canada (Open Competition, Travel)

Rob Wilson, Canada (Open Competition, Travel)

Christian Vizl, Mexico (Professional, Natural World)

Christian Vizl, Mexico (Professional, Natural World)

Francesco Russo, Italy (Open Competition, Nature)

Francesco Russo, Italy (Open Competition, Nature)

Luo Pin Xi, China (Professional, Sport)

Luo Pin Xi, China (Professional, Sport)

Alexander Vinogradov, Russia (open Competition, Portraits)

Ami Vitale, United States (Natural World, Professional)

Ami Vitale, United States (Natural World, Professional)

George Mayer, Russia (Professional, Portraiture)

George Mayer, Russia (Professional, Portraiture)

Maximilian Conrad, Germany (Open Competition, Nature)

Maximilian Conrad, Germany (Open Competition, Nature)

Fan Chen, China (Open Competition, Wildlife)

Fan Chen, China (Open Competition, Wildlife)

Jianguo Gong, China (Open Competition, Culture)

Jianguo Gong, China (Open Competition, Culture)

Pier Mane, Italy (Open Competition, Culture)

Pier Mane, Italy (Open Competition, Culture)

Johnny Krüger, Germany (Open Competition, Wildlife)

Johnny Krüger, Germany (Open Competition, Wildlife)

Jan Ryser, Switzerland (Open Competition, Wildlife)

Jan Ryser, Switzerland (Open Competition, Wildlife)

Fanjing Lu, China (Open Competition, Travel)

Fanjing Lu, China (Open Competition, Travel)

Tavepong Pratoomwong, Thailand (Open Competition, Street Photography)

Tavepong Pratoomwong, Thailand (Open Competition, Street Photography)

Christian Vizl, Mexico (Professional, Natural World)

Christian Vizl, Mexico (Professional, Natural World)

Sandra Hoyn, Germany (Professional, Daily Life)

Sandra Hoyn, Germany (Professional, Daily Life)

Alex Andriesi (Open Competition, Enhanced)

Alex Andriesi (Open Competition, Enhanced)

Carloman Céspedes Riojas, Peru (Open Competition, Portraits)

Carloman Céspedes Riojas, Peru (Open Competition, Portraits)

Michelle Gentile, Argentina (Student Focus)

Michelle Gentile, Argentina (Student Focus)

Olga Sinenko, Russia (Open Competition, Motion)

Olga Sinenko, Russia (Open Competition, Motion)

Salvatore Mazzeo, Italy (Open Competition, Culture)

Salvatore Mazzeo, Italy (Open Competition, Culture)

Jayanta Roy, India (Professional, Landscape)

Jayanta Roy, India (Professional, Landscape)

Miyono Okamoto, Japan (Open Competition, Nature)

Miyono Okamoto, Japan (Open Competition, Nature)

Saeid Moridi, Iran (Open Competition, Portraits)

Saeid Moridi, Iran (Open Competition, Portraits)

Ge Wang, China (Open Competition, Street Photography)

Ge Wang, China (Open Competition, Street Photography)

Barry Tweed-Rycroft, United Kingdom (Open Competition, Architecture)

Barry Tweed-Rycroft, United Kingdom (Open Competition, Architecture)

Dina Alfasi, Israel (Open Competition, Street Photography)

Dina Alfasi, Israel (Open Competition, Street Photography)

Oktay Subasi, Turkey (Open Competition, Motion)

Oktay Subasi, Turkey (Open Competition, Motion)

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