The Sony World Photography Awards 2024 Celebrate Childhood Joy and Fiery Festivities

Jair Fernando Coll Rubiano, Colombia, 2nd Place, Latin America Regional Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024. All images courtesy of World Photography Organization, shared with permission

From the ocean floor to high above the cloud line, the Sony World Photography Awards 2024 offers a truly global approach to image-making.

This year’s competition garnered 395,000 images from more than 220 countries and is incredibly diverse in subject matter and location. Jair Fernando Coll Rubiano transports us to Colombia’s annual Black Child of God celebration, while Mitul Kajaria documents the efforts of a women’s collective to improve the lives of impoverished families. Others focus on the natural world, like Seongmin Park who captures the primal bond between parent and child.

The photos shown here are on several shortlists, although the overall winners will be announced later this spring and on view from April 19 to May 6 at Somerset House in London.

 

a child with her eyes closed is enveloped in a sea of colorful balls

Bibek Kunwar, Nepal, Winner, National Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024

a fire erupts behind a statue of a man on a horse

Connie France Calderon Martel, Peru, Shortlist, Latin America Regional Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024

an underwater image of marine animals colonizing figurative sculptures

Diana Buzoianu, Romania, Shortlist, Regional Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024

a nighttime image of a building surrounded by illuminated rows

Mahdin Shafiq Omi, Bangladesh, Winner, National Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024

a bird with splayed wings holds a fish in its mouth

Masayuki Hirata, Japan, 3rd Place, National Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024

a young child sleeps in a hammock in front of a blue net

Mitul Kajaria, India, Winner, National Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024

a monkey touches a baby monkey's nose

Seongmin Park, Korea, Republic Of, 2nd Place, National Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024

a woman wearing a black and red floral gown is surounded by a sea of red flowers

Tijana Morača, Serbia, Shortlist, Regional Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024

snow cloaks a gas station with a bright illuminated light

Tomáš Havrda, Czech Republic, Winner, Regional Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024

clouds cover the landscape with a tall tree peeking through the center

Tran Tuan Viet, Vietnam, Winner, National Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024

Vinaya Mohan, United Arab Emirates, Winner, National Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024

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Author: Grace Ebert