Sony has announced the finalists in the Open category of the World Photography Awards, none of whom are UK photographers.
Picture: Alpay Erdem
The shortlisted photographers will compete for a $5,000 prize, the winner of which will be announced on 30 April.
The 10 photographers are Holger Schmidtke (Germany) Valerie Prudon (Australia); Kylli Sparre (Estonia); Vlad Eftenie (Romania); Gert van den Bosch (Netherlands); Ivan Pedretti (Italy); Arup Ghosh (India); Alpay Erdem (Turkey); Hairul Azizi Harun (Malaysia); and Li Chen (China).
This year’s jury was chaired by Nigel Atherton, Group Editor of IPC Photo which publishes Amateur Photographer.
Picture: Arup Ghosh
Picture: Kylie Sparre
Picture: Hairul Azizi Harun
Picture: Vlad Eftenie