2016 Sony World Photography Awards: 5 Canadians Shortlisted

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February 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm  •  Posted in Awards and Contests, Exhibitions, News & Events by  •  3 Comments

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© Kevin Frayer, Canada, Shortlist, Professional Environment, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / The Eagle Hunting festival, organised by the local hunting community, is part of an effort to promote and grow traditional hunting practices for new generations in the mountainous region of western China that borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. The training and handling of the large birds of prey follows a strict set of ancient rules that Kazakh eagle hunters are preserving for future generations.

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, organised by the World Photography Organisation, has announced the shortlists for its Professional, Open and Youth competitions. With submissions from 186 countries, this year had a record-breaking amount of entries. Five Canadian photographers were shortlisted: Kevin Frayer (Professional Contemporary Issues, Environment and People categories), Dina Goldstein (Professional Staged category), Claude Roy (Open Panoramic category), Julia Golubov (Youth Culture category), and Jason Llu (Youth Culture category).

The L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year, Open Photographer of the Year, and overall winning images will be announced on April 21. The winners will received the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. The shortlisted and winning images will be exhibited at Somerset House in London (April 22-May 8) and published in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards book.

SHORTLISTED PHOTOGRAPHERS

Professional Categories

Architecture
•    Petr Antonov, Russia
•    Jonathan Carvajal, Colombia
•    Werner Elmer, Austria
•    Amélie Labourdette, France
•    Paul Störm, Australia
•    Jonathan Tan, Singapore
•    Hui Zhang, China
•    Stephan Zirwes, Germany

Candid
•    Valerio Bispuri, Italy
•    Yvonne Brandwijk, Netherlands
•    Giancarlo Ceraudo, Italy
•    Liu Chengliang, China
•    Fan Li, China
•    Nick Ng, Malaysia
•    Alexandre Pruvost, France
•    Andrea Rossato, Italy
•    Kirstin Schmitt, Germany
•    Constantinos Xenoulis, Greece

Conceptual
•    Alejandro Beltran, Venezuela
•    Simon Brann Thorpe, United Kingdom
•    Kate Davis, United Kingdom
•    Vladimir Frumin, United States
•    Barbaros Kayan, Turkey
•    Julien Mauve, France
•    Poya Raissi, Iran
•    Lawrence Sumulong, Philippines
•    Manuel Velasquez Tobar, Honduras

Landscape
•    Maoyuan Cui, China
•    Peter Franck, Germany
•    Max Knight, United Kingdom
•    Maroesjka Lavigne, Belgium
•    Aurélien Maréchal, France
•    Florian Mueller, Germany
•    James Reeve, United Kingdom
•    Stefan Schlumpf, Switzerland
•    Prakash Singh, India

Portraiture
•    Dmitri Beliakov, Russia
•    Marcello Bonfanti, Italy
•    Ruben Salgado Escudero, Spain
•    Fauzan Ijazah, Indonesia
•    Corinna Kern, Germany
•    Armand Tamboly, Egypt
•    Patrick Willocq, France

© Dina Goldstein, Canada, Shortlist, Professional , Staged, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / Gods of Suburbia is an 11 piece, conceptual photography initiative analyzing religious faith within the modern context of technology, science and secularism. The project challenges the viewer, religious or secular, to embark on a journey of self-reflection as they contemplate the relevance of ancient ethics and morals in a society characterized by materialism and consumerism.

© Dina Goldstein, Canada, Shortlist, Professional , Staged, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / Gods of Suburbia is an 11 piece, conceptual photography initiative analyzing religious faith within the modern context of technology, science and secularism. The project challenges the viewer, religious or secular, to embark on a journey of self-reflection as they contemplate the relevance of ancient ethics and morals in a society characterized by materialism and consumerism.

Staged
•    Pierre Adenis, France
•    Alberto Alicata, Italy
•    Juliette Blanchard, France
•    Kristoffer Eliassen, Norway
•    Julia Fullerton-Batten, United Kingdom
•    Dina Goldstein, Canada
•    Photographer Hal, Japan
•    Kumi Oguro, Japan
•    Oana Stoian, Romania
•    Cristina Vatielli, Italy

Still Life
•    Francesco Amorosino, Italy
•    Ilva Beretta, Sweden
•    Kiliii Fish, United States
•    Simone da Lima, Netherlands
•    Daniele Robotti, Italy
•    Julien Roubinet, France
•    Oliver Schwarzwald, Germany
•    Hiroshi Watanabe, Japan
•    Bibiana Omar Zajtai, Spain

Campaign
•    Antoine Repessé, France
•    Christian Aslund, Sweden
•    David Chancellor, United Kingdom
•    Hernan Churba, Argentina
•    Giles Clarke, United Kingdom
•    Rob Gregory, United States
•    Jetmir Idrizi, Kosovo
•    Ed Kashi, United States

Contemporary Issues
•    Laura Aggio Caldon, Italy
•    Yong An He, China
•    Kevin Frayer, Canada
•    Simona Ghizzoni, Italy
•    Asghar Khamseh, Iran
•    Fan Li, China
•    Kiki Streitberger, Germany
•    Marielle Van Uitert, Netherlands

Current Affairs
•    Andrew Burton, United States
•    Gabriele Micalizzi, Italy
•    Amnon Gutman, Romania
•    Brendan Hoffman, United States
•    Jason Koxvold, United Kingdom
•    Aleksandra Kulak, Russia
•    Andrea and Magda Micelli, Italy
•    Alessandro Penso, Italy
•    Angelos Tzortzinis, Greece

Daily Life
•    Jean-Marc Caimi, Italy
•    Peter Dench, United Kingdom
•    Sandra Hoyn, Germany
•    Espen Rasmussen, Norway
•    Tiplea Remus, Romania
•    Stephanie Sinclair, United States
•    Anton Unitsyn, Russia

Environment
•    Kevin Frayer, Canada
•    Li Feng, China
•    Lucy Nicholson, United Kingdom
•    Alexander Semenov, Russia
•    Mohammed Yousef, Kuwait
•    Zhe Zhu, China

© Kevin Frayer, Canada, Shortlist, Professional People, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

© Kevin Frayer, Canada, Shortlist, Professional People, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / Tibetan nomads face many challenges to their traditional way of life including political pressures, forced resettlement by China’s government, climate change and rapid modernization. The Tibetan Plateau, often called “the Roof of the World,” is the world’s highest and largest plateau.

People
•    Alessandro D’Angelo, Italy
•    Daniel Berehulak, Australia
•    Denise Felkin, United Kingdom
•    Francesco Fratto, Italy
•    Kevin Frayer, Canada
•    Liz Hingley, United Kingdom
•    Jordi Pizarro, Spain
•    Filippo Venturi, Italy

Sport
•    Antoine Bruy , France
•    Annick Donkers, Belgium
•    Matthias Hangst, Germany
•    Michael Hanke, Czech Republic
•    Jens Juul, Denmark
•    Nikolai Linares Larsen, Denmark
•    Patrick Sinkel, Germany

Open Categories

Architecture
•    Laurian Ghinitoiu, Romania
•    Radosław Goździelewski, Poland
•    Attila Balogh, Hungary
•    Javad Rooein, Iran
•    Martin Seraphin, Germany
•    Max van Son, Netherlands
•    Nils Olof Wendel, Sweden
•    Filip Wolak, Poland
•    Zoltan Kasza, Hungary

Arts and Culture
•    Kyaw Bo Bo Han, Myanmar
•    José Alberto Sotomayor Jiménez, Peru
•    Amir Hoosein Kamali, Iran
•    Swee Choo Oh, Malaysia
•    Mohammad Ponir Hossain, Bangladesh
•    MD Tanveer Rohan, Bangladesh
•    Nader Saadallah, Egypt
•    Minh Ngo Thanh, Vietnam
•    Kamil Wojtyła, Poland
•    Longxiang Xie, China

Enhanced
•    Nathalie Capitan, Switzerland
•    Seandel Edwards, Trinidad and Tobago
•    Sang Kill Kim, South Korea
•    Luca Laghetti, Italy
•    Pedro Diaz Molins, Spain
•    Aslan Nahich, Iran
•    Dan Novak, Germany
•    Christian Spreng, Switzerland
•    Mickael Szymanski, France
•    Salvo Bombara, Italy

Low Light
•    Theng Sin Chong, Malaysia
•    Yiorgos Doukanaris, Cyprus
•    Vincent Frascello, United States
•    Stefan Liebermann, Germany
•    Lijun Wang, China
•    Sai Aung Main, Myanmar
•    Egor Nikiforov, Russia
•    Kei Nomiyama, Japan
•    Sanghamitra Sarkar, India
•    Tino Solomon, United Kingdom

Nature and Wildlife
•    Valter Bernardeschi, Italy
•    Nick Kontostavlakis, Greece
•    Eric Madeja, Switzerland
•    Christian Massari, Italy
•    Andrey Narchuk, Russia
•    Imre Potyó, Hungary
•    Michaela Šmídová, Czech Republic
•    Simona Tedesco, Italy
•    Dennis Vandermeersch, Belgium
•    Steiner Wang, Taiwan

Claude Roy, Canada, Shortlist, Open, Panoramic, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / I often go to this site not too far from home. One morning I was lucky enough to catch this misty morning. 4 pics were used.

© Claude Roy, Canada, Shortlist, Open, Panoramic, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / I often go to this site not too far from home. One morning I was lucky enough to catch this misty morning. 4 pics were used.

Panoramic
•    Maurizio Casula, Italy
•    Daniel Fleischhacker, Germany
•    Stefano Guerrini, Italy
•    Markus van Hauten, Germany
•    Dikky Oesin, Indonesia (shortlisted twice)
•    Christian Ringer, Germany
•    Grant Ritchie, United Kingdom
•    Claude Roy, Canada
•    Carlos F. Turienzo, Spain

People
•    Karolis Janulis, Lithuania
•    Elie Kauffmann, France
•    Michele Liberti, Italy
•    Borodkina Mariia, Russia
•    Alexandre Meneghini, Brazil
•    Daniel Arranz Molinero, Spain
•    Lewis Outing, United Kingdom
•    Nikunj Rathod, India
•    Marius Vieth, Germany

Smile
•    Gultekin Alkurt, Turkey
•    Atif Amin, Afghanistan
•    Jaydip Bhattacharya, India
•    Alex Ingle, United Kingdom
•    Jack Lawson, United Kingdom
•    Kajan Madrasmail, Singapore
•    Hendra Permana, Indonesia
•    MD Tanveer Rohan, Bangladesh
•    Julien Taub, France
•    Peter Voss, Germany

Split Second
•    Khairel Anuar Che Ani, Malaysia
•    Chaiyot Chanyam, Thailand
•    Mark Fulinara, United States
•    Dmitry Ivanov, Russia
•    Philip Joyce, United Kingdom
•    Franck Tridon, France
•    Petra Van Borm, Belgium
•    Cheung Yin Fang, Malaysia

Travel
•    Abhijit Banerjee, India
•    Tugo Cheng, Hong Kong
•    Simone Cmoon, Switzerland
•    Ralph Gräf, Germany
•    Lesley Hall, United Kingdom
•    Nick Kontostavlakis, Greece
•    Anasuya Mandal, India
•    Adriano Neves, Portugal
•    Andrej Tarfila, Slovenia
•    Tan Jia Yi, Malaysia

Youth Competition (open to photographers aged 19 and under)

© Jason Liu, Canada, Shortlist, Youth Culture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

© Jason Liu, Canada, Shortlist, Youth Culture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / This photograph depicts “New Americana” shoestore, a manifestation of today’s youth popular culture in the United States, and shows a moment captured of an American teenager reaching up to that ideal of reinvented glamour.

Culture
•    Zhu Lin Ch’ng, Malaysia
•    Sepehr Jamshidi Fard, Iran
•    Julia Golubov, Canada
•    Anna Jolly, United Kingdom
•    Jason Liu, Canada
•    Leena Meyers, Germany
•    Ramadhan Sinclair, Malaysia
•    Zohaib Tariq, Pakistan
•    Agung Krisna Wibawa, Indonesia (shortlisted twice in this category)

Julia Golubov, Canada, Shortlist, Youth Culture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / This photo was taken from the Eiffel Tower as the sun was setting, casting long shadows of the many people relaxing on the grass below.

Julia Golubov, Canada, Shortlist, Youth Culture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / This photo was taken from the Eiffel Tower as the sun was setting, casting long shadows of the many people relaxing on the grass below.

Environment
•    Charlie Burr, United States
•    Giorgio Granata, Italy
•    Jiaye Li, China
•    Lake Lewis, United States
•    Kumail Rizvi, Pakistan
•    Anais Stupka, Italy
•    Michael Theodric, Indonesia
•    Ekaterina Yashchenko, Russia
•    Hongbo Zhu, China

Portraits
•    Wai Lam Cheng, Hong Kong
•    Sam Delaware, United States
•    Ahmed Gaber, Egypt
•    Arno Goetz, United States
•    Thomas Hanks, United Kingdom
•    Gina Ienopoli, United States
•    Shahzad Khan, Pakistan
•    Ivana Pejak, Serbia
•    Talia Rudofsky, United Kingdom
•    Aaliyah Snider, United States

3 Comments

  1. Claude Roy / March 1, 2016 at 2:32 pm / Reply

    Wow thank you for posting my picture on you page !
    Claude Roy Photographie

    • Jenny Montgomery / March 1, 2016 at 2:48 pm / Reply

      Claude, congrats again!

  2. Anthony Davis / March 2, 2016 at 9:08 am / Reply

    Congrats Kevin Frayer. I remember you from your days at the Winnipeg Sun when I was at the Free Press. You did great work then and good to see you are continuing that in some amazing international locations.

    Fingers crossed for the win.

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