15 images from the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards shortlist

15 images from the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards shortlist

There were over 230,000 photo entries to this year’s Sony World Photography Awards.

The competition reports that they had one-third more entries than in 2015.

These numbers are astounding, and we thought that the 140,000 entries that we reported on in 2014 was steep competition.

The competition’s winners will be announces on April 21, and below are a few of our picks from the shortlisted entries which will be exhibited at the Somerset House in London.

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