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Sony World Photography Awards 2020: Professional competition shortlist

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The World Photography Organisation, the global platform behind the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards, has revealed the shortlisted images from their renowned Professional competition. Submissions from around the world were invited across categories including Architecture, Creative, Discovery, Documentary, Environment, Landscape, Natural World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Still Life, and Sport. The coveted "Photographer of the Year 2020" winner will be selected from among the Professional finalists and announced on April 16 ahead of the exhibition, which will be held at Somerset House in London, England from April 17 - May 4. 

Along with the Professional competition, the Sony World Photography Awards include an Open, Youth and Student competition, whose shortlist, finalists and category winners will be announced in the coming weeks. This year, over 345,000 images were submitted from across 203 territories throughout the Awards as a whole.

Click through for some of the commended entries from each Professional category.

Series descriptions have been provided by the Sony World Photography Awards. Click here to see the complete list of shortlisted entries.  

© Denis Rouvre, France, Finalist, Professional, Portraiture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards; Jeroen van Dam, Netherlands, Shortlist, Professional, Landscape, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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