Sony World Photography Awards | 2017 Shortlist

Sony World Photography Awards
2017 Shortlist

sonywpa03aGrey Matter(s)
Tom Jacobi, Germany
Shortlist, Professional, Landscape, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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sonywpa03cAfrican Wildlife at Night
Will Burrard-Lucas, UK
Shortlist, Professional, Natural World, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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sonywpa03eFoley Hits, Malaysia, Shortlist, Open Competition, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sonywpa03fFan Chen, China, Shortlist, Open Competition, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sonywpa03gSpace & City Rules
Dongni, China
Shortlist, Professional, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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Sony World Photography Awards | 2017 Shortlist
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Women of Allah | Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat is a contemporary Iranian artist best known for her films exploring the relationship between women and the religious and cultural value systems within Islamic communities. She has said that she hopes the viewers of her work “take away with them not some heavy political statement, but something that really touches them on the most emotional level.”

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The International Lens Magazine Issue #29 – Femininity

lensmag02a“In this month’s issue we focus on this complicated subject of femininity, in all aspects and photography fields. We are very proud to feature important photographers such as Shirin Neshat and Lalla Essaydi who exhibit the hard position of women in extreme Muslim religion, and on the other side of atmosphere, you can find in this issue Most Influential Photographer such as Cindy Sherman and legendary F.C Gundlach and many more emerging photographers in different fields. Enjoy!”

lensmag02bWomen of Allah
by Shirin Neshat
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Macabre yet Fascinating: See How Ata Adnan Captured the Charak Puja Festival

This Bangladeshi festival looks like nothing you have ever seen.
Ata Mohammad Adnan (@aadnan) is a photographer based in Bangladesh. He shared his photos about Charak Puja, a Bangladeshi festival of penance.

AtaAdnan08a AtaAdnan08bHe writes:
Charak Puja (also known as Nil Puja) is a Hindu folk festival, held in southern Bangladesh and West Bengal on the last day of the month of Chaitra (in Bengali calendars called Choitro).
People believe that the festival will carry prosperity by eliminating the sorrow and sufferings of the previous year. The festival is actually a festival to satisfy “Lord Shiva”, the great “Debadideb” of Hindu Religion. Though the festival takes place on the mid night of Chaitra Songkranti, the preparation phase usually starts before one month of the day.

AtaAdnan08cMacabre yet Fascinating: See How Ata Adnan Captured the Charak Puja Festival
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Photography Revives a Tribal Tradition

How Native American Youth Are Reviving Tribal Bonds Through Photography
Young Crow Indians team up with Nat Geo photographers to explore the roots of their community.

TribalTradition07aPhotograph by Jonathan Kingston, National Geographic Creative

TribalTradition07bPhotograph by Chrisjynn Not Afraid, National Geographic Photo Camp

TribalTradition07cPhotograph by JoAnn Other Medicine, National Geographic Photo Camp

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In the Crow Indian tradition, the clan system is what binds members of the community together, creating a network of material and spiritual support that extends beyond blood relatives. But as mainstream Western culture takes the place of indigenous beliefs, this tradition is in danger of disappearing. For five days this summer, National Geographic photographers and mentors taught Crow Indian youth how to use photography as a way of telling the stories of their community and rediscovering their tribal roots.

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TribalTradition07dPhotograph by Mallory Benedict

Celebrating seven decades of Sony with incredible series of photographs taken on α7 series

Seven inspiring European photographers explored Japan in an attempt to unearth the past, present and future influences of Japanese culture.
As Sony enters its 70th anniversary year, seven high-profile α7 series photographers have visited the homeland of the brand with the mission of capturing the spirit of Japan to foster a greater understanding of the influences that guide Sony to this day. The ‘#ase7ens’ each explored the seven pillars of Sony’s core values and used their full-frame cameras to bring them to life in a range of stunning images.

Sony70aDelivering beauty: @bobbyanwar, a7rii, 135mm F1.8 ZA

Sony70bPassion & Dignity: @neumarc, a7ii, 35mm 1.4 ZA

Sony70cEngineering Excellence: @berlinstagram, a7rii, FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS

Sony70dShowing the future: @cirkeline, a7rii, 24-70mm F2.8 ZA

Sony70eEnergy and Excitement: @vutheara, a7rii, FE 55mm F1.8 ZA

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VuTheara Kham (France), Dan Rubin (UK), Ana Barros (Austria/Portugal), Michael Schulz (Germany) Marco Gaggio (Italy), Christina N.Anderson (Denmark) and Bobby Anwar (Denmark/Sweden) immersed themselves in Japanese culture to explore Sony’s well-grounded roots. The results are outstanding images on seven different themes, capturing the many intricacies and complexities that shape Sony’s brand identity.

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Spirit & Flesh Mystery Issue

Spirit & Flesh Mystery Issue
What is life without a little mystery?

Mystery03“Here at Spirit & Flesh we are devoted to the coverage of art, entertainment, fashion and culture and how they all, combined, make our lives richer.
Issue number six, Mystery, is no exclusion, It’s a visual feast and engaging dialogues with stories on the arts, fashion, culture and literature. This beautifully crafted edition of original content features two covers with leading Hollywood stars, Oscar Nominees, Sharon Stone and Djimon Hounsou.”

Mystery01 Mystery02Spirit & Flesh Mystery Issue
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Legendary Magnum photographer Hiroji Kubota looks back on his incredible 50-year career.

History’s witness: the incredible career of Hiroji Kubota
He’s witnessed events that have changed the course of history, and documented people, places and cultures all over the world for over 50 years. So what drives Hiroji Kubota? And what is the story behind the career of one of Magnum’s longest serving members? CPN writer Ian Farrell discovers more…

Hiroji Kubota first met members of the Magnum photo agency while studying political science at the University of Waseda in Tokyo, Japan in 1961. This chance encounter led to friendships with René Burri, Burt Glinn and Elliott Erwitt; friendships that would help Kubota make a name for himself as one of the most prolific photojournalists of the 20th century.

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