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Premio Sony de Fotografía 2014: las impresionantes imágenes finalistas (FOTOS)

Cada año, fotógrafos de todo el mundo participan en el concurso Sony World Photography Awards. Desde pequeños detalles de la vida cotidiana a impresionantes escenas de culturas remotas.

En la edición de 2014, la organización ha recibido 139.544 imágenes de 166 countries, el mayor número de fotos recibidas en los siete años de historia del concurso. Todas las fotografías finalistas se exhibirán en una muestra en Somerset House en Londres del 1 al 18 de mayo. Los ganadores se darán a conocer en una gala en la capital británica el 30 de abril.

Estas son algunas de las fotografías finalistas en esta edición. Más abajo, en una galería, los ganadores del Premio Sony de Fotografía 2013).

  • YongSheng Zheng
    YongSheng Zheng / Sony World Photography Awards
    Autor de China - Finalista en la categoría de deporte: Carrera en Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia. Es una tradición con 400 años de historia.
  • Kacper Kowalski
    Kacper Kowalski / Sony World Photography Awards
    Autor de Polonia - Finalista en la categoría de paisajes: Tomada en una zona de Polonia donde las temperaturas bajan hasta los -30 grados centígrados en invierno. La nieve deja un paisaje monocromo que sólo alteran toques de color como estos.
  • Wilfred Berthelsen
    Wilfred Berthelsen / Sony World Photography Awards
    Autor de Noruega - Finalista en la categoría de viajes: Es parte de una serie de imágenes del autor en blanco y negro tomadas en Svalbard.
  • Sophie Gamand
    Sophie Gamand / Sony World Photography Awards
    Autora de EEUU - Finalista en retratos: Perros mojados es una serie de fotos de animales durante el baño. Según al descripción de la autora, es un momento de vulnerabilidad para los perros, en ese instante antes de que empiecen a sacudir la cabeza.
  • Emmanuel Coupe
    Emmanuel Coupe / Sony World Photography Awards
    Autor de Grecia - Finalista en paisaje: Islandia.
  • Suvra Kanti Das
    Suvra Kanti Das / Sony World Photography Awards
    Autor de Bangladesh - Categoría de Arte y Cultura: Una mujer rezando en el templo Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram, en Barodi, Narayangonj.
  • Nikolai Linares
    Nikolai Linares / Sony World Photography Awards
    Autor de Dinamarca - Categoría de Deporte:
  • Melissa Golden
    Melissa Golden / Sony World Photography Awards
    Autora de EEUU - Categoría de sociedad: Foto tomada tras un tornado en Moore (Oklahoma)
  • K.M. Asad
    K.M. Asad / Sony World Photography Awards
    Autor de Bangladesh - Fotografía Social: Foto tomada tras el colapso de un edificio en Savar, a las afueras de Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Chloe Bartram
    Chloe Bartram / Sony World Photography Awards
    Autora de Australia - Categoría de Arte y Cultura: El polémico fenómeno de los concursos de belleza infantiles.
  • George Logan
    George Logan / Sony World Photography Awards
    Autor de EEUU. - Fotografía Profesional para anuncios 'Big Cat, Little Cat' (Gato grande, gato pequeño) es un anuncio para una conocida marca de comida de gatos.
  • Esposito Salvatore
    Esposito Salvatore / Sony World Photography Awards
    Autor de Italia - Sociedad: Barrio de Forcella, en Napoles. Según el fotógrafo, esta zona bajo poder de la Camorra desde los 70 es la mayor zona de venta de drogas en Europa.
  • Alpay Erdem
    Alpay Erdem / Sony World Photography Awards
    Autor de Turquía - Categoría de sonrisas: Un baño de barro.
  • Yao Wang Chong
    Yao Wang Chong / Sony World Photography Awards
    De Taiwan : La emoción de una novia.
  • Chin Boon Leng
    Chin Boon Leng / Sony World Photography Awards
    De Singapur - Naturaleza y vida salvaje:: Un bebé orangután acurrucado por su madre.
  • Simon Morris
    Simon Morris / Sony World Photography Awards
    Autor de Reino Unido - Viajes: Un cazador en Mongolia, con un águila.
  • Wolfgang Weinhardt
    Wolfgang Weinhardt / Sony World Photography Awards
    Autor de Alemania- Viajes: Peregrinación en Maha Kumbh Mela, que se celebra cada 12 años.
  • Hasan Baglar
    Hasan Baglar / Sony World Photography Awards
    De Chipre- Naturaleza y Vida Salvaje:

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  • Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi, Romania, Youth Photographer of the Year, 2013

    New Year's eve traditions in Romania Credit: © Alecsandra Dragoi, Romania, Youth Photographer of the Year, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Valerio Bispuri, Italy, 1st place, Contemporary Issues, Professional Competition 2013

    Prisons of South America - Close-up of prisoners eyes in one of the most violent prisons near Caracas, Venezuela, where many are armed. Credit: © Valerio Bispuri, Italy, Winner, Professional Contemporary Issues, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Valerio Bispuri, Italy, 1st place, Contemporary Issues, Professional Competition 2013

    Prisons of South America - Prison inmates Santiago, Chile Credit: © Valerio Bispuri, Italy, Winner, Professional Contemporary Issues, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Ilya Pitalev, Russian Federation, 1st Place, Current Affairs, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

    North Korean Army soldiers and civilians on the stand of the Kim Il Sung Stadium. Credit: © Ilya Pitalev, Russia, Winner, Professional Current Affairs, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Ilya Pitalev, Russian Federation, 1st Place, Current Affairs, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

    School students and soldier at an official ceremony of unveiling a monument to Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Credit: © Ilya Pitalev, Russia, Winner, Professional Current Affairs, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Nguyen Hoang Hiep, Vietnam, Open Photographer of the Year, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

    That girl stand firm in the 'storm', When confronting challenges, she will never give up. Credit: © Hoang Hiep Nguyen, Vietnam, Open Photographer of the Year, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Myriam Meloni, Italy, 1st Place, Arts and Culture, Professional Competition, 2013

    The twins Laura and Bela on the day of their fifteenth birthday celebration. In Latin America, the celebration of the fifteenth birthday of a teenager is very important because it marks the transition from childhood to maturity. Credit: © Myriam Meloni, Italy, Winner, Professional Arts & Culture, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Myriam Meloni, Italy, 1st Place, Arts and Culture, Professional Competition, 2013

    A Ford Fairlane from 1972, transformed into a limousine, wanders around the streets of Buenos Aires Credit: © Myriam Meloni, Italy, Winner, Professional Arts & Culture, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Nenad Saljic, Croatia, 1st Place, Landscape, Professional Competition 2013

    Eastern Clouds #1 23 July 2012 - 6:46 PM - Matterhorn 4478m, Switzerland Credit: © Nenad Saljic, Croatia, Winner, Professional Landscape, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Nenad Saljic, Croatia, 1st Place, Landscape, Professional Competition 2013

    Night Clouds #3, 07 Jan 2012 - 3:17 AM - Matterhorn 4478m at full moon. Credit: © Nenad Saljic, Croatia, Winner, Professional Landscape, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Natalia Wiernik, Poland, Student Focus Photographer of the Year, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

    In the same way as the boundaries of tolerance grow, the notion of family escapes the limitations of one simple definition.More and more frequently, relations are formed not on the basis of blood ties but based on similarities. These can stem from corresponding experience, shared values or emotional closeness. Paradoxically, similarities may even draw on oddity and peculiarity. It is then that the eccentricity of the individuals that meet becomes a keystone that allows for the formation of a certain community-family.The protagonists of my pictures are taken out of the context of place and time. They share visual kinship which is further emphasized by the scenery among which they are placed. We can only wonder what their relationships out of the frame are and whether the community they have formed in front of the eye of the camera really exists. It is entirely up to us to decide what conclusions we will draw and whether we will resist the temptation to classify and judge quickly. Credit: © Natalia Wiernik Poland, Student Focus Photographer of the Year, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Natalia Wiernik, Poland, Student Focus Photographer of the Year, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

    In the same way as the boundaries of tolerance grow, the notion of family escapes the limitations of one simple definition.More and more frequently, relations are formed not on the basis of blood ties but based on similarities. These can stem from corresponding experience, shared values or emotional closeness. Paradoxically, similarities may even draw on oddity and peculiarity. It is then that the eccentricity of the individuals that meet becomes a keystone that allows for the formation of a certain community-family.The protagonists of my pictures are taken out of the context of place and time. They share visual kinship which is further emphasized by the scenery among which they are placed. We can only wonder what their relationships out of the frame are and whether the community they have formed in front of the eye of the camera really exists. It is entirely up to us to decide what conclusions we will draw and whether we will resist the temptation to classify and judge quickly. Credit: © Natalia Wiernik Poland, Student Focus Photographer of the Year, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Natalia Wiernik, Poland, Student Focus Photographer of the Year, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

    In the same way as the boundaries of tolerance grow, the notion of family escapes the limitations of one simple definition.More and more frequently, relations are formed not on the basis of blood ties but based on similarities. These can stem from corresponding experience, shared values or emotional closeness. Paradoxically, similarities may even draw on oddity and peculiarity. It is then that the eccentricity of the individuals that meet becomes a keystone that allows for the formation of a certain community-family.The protagonists of my pictures are taken out of the context of place and time. They share visual kinship which is further emphasized by the scenery among which they are placed. We can only wonder what their relationships out of the frame are and whether the community they have formed in front of the eye of the camera really exists. It is entirely up to us to decide what conclusions we will draw and whether we will resist the temptation to classify and judge quickly. Credit: © Natalia Wiernik Poland, Student Focus Photographer of the Year, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Gali Tibbon, Israel, 1st Place, Travel, Professional Competition 2013

    A ray of light penetrates into the church from a cross shaped window as a pilgrim walks by. Credit: © Gali Tibbon, Israel, Winner, Professional Travel, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Gali Tibbon, Israel, 1st Place, Travel, Professional Competition 2013

    An infertile woman is baptized by priests; according to faith the water has fertility powers that will allow her to conceive. Credit: © Gali Tibbon, Israel, Winner, Professional Travel, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Christian Aslund, Sweden, 1st Place, Campaign, Professional Competition, 2013

    Project: Honkey Kong - a 2d platform game tribute. Shot on location in Hong Kong. Images were shot from skyscrapers toward the ground, using a telephoto lens to make the image as flat as possible to make it look like a platform game. Credit: ©Christian Åslund, Winner, Professional Campaign, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Christian Aslund, Sweden, 1st Place, Campaign, Professional Competition, 2013

    Project: Honkey Kong - a 2d platform game tribute. Shot on location in Hong Kong. Images were shot from skyscrapers toward the ground, using a telephoto lens to make the image as flat as possible to make it look like a platform game. Credit: ©Christian Åslund, Winner, Professional Campaign, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Vanessa Colareta, Peru, 1st Place, Still Life, Professional, 2013

    Still life with oranges, lemons and bread - "Migrant" is a photographic series based on the reinterpretation of Spanish Still Life of the XVII to XIX centuries from the collection of the Prado Museum. Multiculturalism is the main theme of the images that make up the series and are based on texts and testimonies on female migration experiences in Valencia. Credit: © Vanessa Colareta, Peru, Winner, Professional Still Life, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Vanessa Colareta, Peru, 1st Place, Still Life, Professional, 2013

    Pears, blue cheese and vessels - "Migrant" is a photographic series based on the reinterpretation of Spanish Still Life of the XVII to XIX centuries from the collection of the Prado Museum. Multiculturalism is the main theme of the images that make up the series and are based on texts and testimonies on female migration experiences in Valencia. Credit: © Vanessa Colareta, Peru, Winner, Professional Still Life, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Jens Juul, Denmark, 1st Place, Portraiture, Professional, 2013

    Anonymous woman Credit: © Jens Juul, Denmark, Winner, Professional Portraiture, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Jens Juul, Denmark, 1st Place, Portraiture, Professional, 2013

    Anonymous man Credit: © Jens Juul, Denmark, Winner, Professional Portraiture, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Satoru Kondo, Japan, 1st Place, Nature & Wildlife, Professional Competition 2013

    Callalily - Every flower has different most beautiful moment Credit: © Satoru Kondo, Japan, Winner, Professional Nature & Wildlife, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Satoru Kondo, Japan, 1st Place, Nature & Wildlife, Professional Competition 2013

    Credit: © Alice Caputo, Italy, Winner, Professional Lifestyle, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Tulip - Every flower has different most beautiful moment Credit: © Satoru Kondo, Japan, Winner, Professional Nature & Wildlife, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Adam Pretty, Australia, 1st Place, Sport, Professional Competition, 2013

    Melissa Wu of Australia practices during a 10m platform diving training session ahead of the London Olympic Games Credit: © Adam Pretty/Getty Images, Australia, Winner, Professional Sport, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Adam Pretty, Australia, 1st Place, Sport, Professional Competition, 2013

    Usain Bolt of Jamaica races ahead of the field to win the mens 100m Olympic final Credit: © Adam Pretty/Getty Images, Australia, Winner, Professional Sport, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Klaus Thymann, Denmark, 1st Place, Fashion & Beauty, Professional Competition 2013

    This shot was taken on the slowly moving edges of a glacier. Credit: © Klaus Thymann, Denmark, Winner, Professional Fashion & Beauty, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Klaus Thymann, Denmark, 1st Place, Fashion & Beauty, Professional Competition 2013

    Even in the summer temperature are low on Iceland, so we had to be organised and quick so the model did not get cold. Credit: © Klaus Thymann, Denmark, Winner, Professional Fashion & Beauty, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Roman Pyatkovka, Ukraine, 1st Place, Conceptual, Professional Competition, 2013

    The pictures and pages from the magazine "Soviet Photo" and the author's works of the soviet period were used in this series. Credit: © Roman Pyatkovka, Ukraine, Winner, Professional Conceptual, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Roman Pyatkovka, Ukraine, 1st Place, Conceptual, Professional Competition, 2013

    The pictures and pages from the magazine "Soviet Photo" and the author's works of the soviet period were used in this series. Credit: © Roman Pyatkovka, Ukraine, Winner, Professional Conceptual, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Alice Caputo, Italy, 1st Place, Lifestyle, Professional Competition, 2013

    The images show the photographer’s family on a seaside holiday in Liguria in the summer of 2012. Credit: © Alice Caputo, Italy, Winner, Professional Lifestyle, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Alice Caputo, Italy, 1st Place, Lifestyle, Professional Competition, 2013

    The images show the photographer’s family on a seaside holiday in Liguria in the summer of 2012. Credit: © Alice Caputo, Italy, Winner, Professional Lifestyle, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Andrea Gjestvang, Norway, 1st Place, People, Professionl Competition, 2013

    "In the period after Utøya I had a really hard time sleeping. I was afraid of the dark and suffered from dreadful nightmares. My mom and I decided that getting a dog might help me, so I got Athene. Now she sleeps on top of my stomach every night.” Iselin Rose Borch (15) from Grong was hiding behind a rock by the pump house on the island. She was rescued by tourists in a boat. Credit: © Andrea Gjestvang/Moment, Norway, Winner, Professional People, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Andrea Gjestvang, Norway, 1st Place, People, Professionl Competition, 2013

    “I bear my scares with dignity, because I got them standing for something I believe in,” says Ylva Schwenke (15). Ylva from Tromsø hid by a path called “The love path”. She was shot in the shoulder, her stomach and in both of her thighs. Credit: © Andrea Gjestvang/Moment, Norway, Winner, Professional People, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Fabrice Fouillet, France, 1st Place, Architecture, Professional Competition, 2013

    St Jean Boscot-Paris-Dimitrou Rotter-1938 Credit: ©Fabrice Fouillet, France, Winner, Professional Architecture, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Fabrice Fouillet, France,1st Place, Architecture, Professional Competition, 2013

    St Ludwig-Saarelouis(Germany)-Gottfried Böhm-1970 Credit: ©Fabrice Fouillet, France, Winner, Professional Architecture, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

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