Every year I try to check out Sony World Photography Awards which bring together some of the best photography from all over the world. The winning and shortlisted entries feature images from different disciplines and for different tastes and audience – from landscape, nature and architecture to fine art and photo journalism.
As an amature photographer, I am less interested in the technical aspects and more in the story each photographer istrying to tell through the lenses of their cameras. Some of them are as young as 17-19 years old, while other have many years of professional experience. I particularly enjoyed black and white portraits and shots of a daily life in countries such as Burma, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Mongolia and Japan.
Here are some of my favourite photographs.
As someone who has lived in Ukraine at some point, I was particularly surprised and touched to see many pictures of the war in Ukraine and its negative effect on the lives of ordinary people. There were also few photos from Russian photographers capturing grim daily reality and legacy of the Soviet days in industrial Russia.
The exhibit is on until 10 May 2015, for more information visit here.