Photography Day '15: 10 Of The Best Photos From The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Photography Day '15: 10 Of The Best Photos From The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The following is a set of 10 photographs we selected among those competing in the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. The former gathers the best professional and amateur shots worldwide, to select the ones which will be comprised in a stunning collection known as the year’s best photography. This year over 170 thousand participants entered the competition. Scroll through our favorites: at the top of each image you will find the title, the author and the categories.

(All photos are taken from worldphoto.org & huffingtonpost.com)

“On the Tundra” by Simon Morris — People, Open

Siberia: a young Nenets boy plays in -40 degrees on Yamal in the winter.

“Old Shepherd” by Saeed Barikani — People, Open

An old shepherd surprised by a snow storm in Gilan, northern Iran.

“CAESAR” by Christian Berthelot — Professional, Portraiture

Portrait of a child born through Cesarean procedure, captured a few seconds into life.

“Pray” by Muhammad Berkati — Arts & Culture, Open

Photograph taken in Bromo, Indonesia.

“Acid Survivors in India” by Jordi Pizarro — Conceptual, Professional

This photograph portrays the disfiguring effect of acid attacks. The picture on the left represents the Indian girl prior the attack whereas the second portrays the aftermath.

“Swedish dads” by Johan Bavman — People, Professional

No country provides such accommodating parental leave as Sweden. The country's system allows parents to stay out of work for 480 days in total and benefit from an allowance granted by the State. Most importantly, 60 of these days must be taken off by the father, or they are lost.

“Hundred And Forty Centimeters” by Sabine Lewandowski — People, Professional

The Down syndrome is not curable and people affected by it often have physical and mental disabilities. This photograph “one hundred and forty centimeters”, raises awareness about our relationship with the "shame" of living with disabilities and the possibilities to determine the syndrome before birth.

“A Life Apart: The Toll Of Obesity” by Lisa Kranttz — Contemporary Issues, Professional

For years, Hector Garcia Jr. battled severe obesity and its harsh consequences: the pain, the ridicule and the lost hopes. After years of repeatedly gaining and losing hundreds of pounds, Garcia is included in the category known as severely obese, which makes up about 6.3 percent of the U.S. population.

“Animal Behaviour” by Kimmo Metsaranta — Still Life, Professional

This photograph is a still live image with a cat. Animals don't usually respond to the photographer's directives but like to assume their own position.

“Futuristic Archaeology” by Daesung Lee — Conceptual, Professional

35% of Mongolian citizens still conduce a nomadic life and therefore depend on their land for survival. In recent times this has become more difficult as a survey made by the Mongolian government states that around 850 lakes and 2000 rivers have dried out.

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