Four Kiwi photographers have been recognised in the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, and have been shortlisted as among the top 10 in their respective categories.
Almost 320,000 photos were submitted from more than 200 countries for the honours.
The awards consist of four competitions – professional, open, youth, and student focus – and Kiwi photographers were shortlisted in each section.
Wellington-born Martyn Aim was named on the professional shortlist for his body of work in current affairs and news. He is now a documentary photographer, based in London, and his series Near Dark – The Battle for Mosul depicts families fleeing Mosul in March, 2017.
Lower Hutt man Peter Kurdulija was shortlisted in the open section for his still life photo called My City, Twelve Dollar Lunch and a Million Dollar View.
This still life by Kurdulija was shortlisted in the open section: ‘My City, Twelve Dollar Lunch and a Million Dollar View’.
Iona Francis, 18, was on the youth shortlist for her image, Theatre Ambitions.
Bianca Rocca, of the University of Auckland, was shortlisted in the student focus section for When I Want to Remember.
University of Auckland student Bianca Rocca was shortlisted in the student focus section for: ‘When I Want to Remember’.
Judge Naomi Cass, director at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne, said the range of work submitted was breathtaking.
“And diversity amongst the judges ensured robust discussions, leading to outstanding winners. I was impressed by the diversity of approaches within each category and the breadth of photographers from across the globe.”
The overall winners will be revealed on April 19.
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