Sony World Photography Awards 2016: Das sind die besten Nominierten

Elefanten im Zug, verprügelte Boxer, Nachtleben in Miami: In knapp einem Monat wählt eine Jury die Gewinner des größten Fotowettbewerbs der Welt. Hier geht’s zu den 40 schönsten der insgesamt 230.103 eingereichten Bilder aus dem vergangenen Jahr. 

© Peter Voss, Germany, Shortlist, Open Competition, Smile, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Kinder auf Rentieren in der Mongolei. © Peter Voss, Germany, Shortlist, Open Competition, Smile, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Seit 2008 werden bei den Sony World Photography Awards die besten Fotos des Jahres gekürt. Bei dem weltweit größten Fotowettbewerb, organisiert von der World Photography Organisation, haben Profis und Amateurfotografen jeden Alters die Möglichkeit, ihre Arbeiten in einer der fünf Kategorien kostenlos einzureichen: Profi-Wettbewerb, Offener Wettbewerb, Jugendwettbewerb, National Award und Student Focus.

Der Elektronikkonzern gibt die Gewinner am 21. April auf einer Gala in London bekannt. Sie erhalten eine neue Fotoausrüstung und ihre Bilder werden in der Ausstellung Sony World Photography Awards im Somerset House in London ausgestellt. Den Siegern zahlt Sony insgesamt 30.000 US-Dollar (etwa 27.300 Euro). Dieses Jahr wurden für alle Kategorien insgesamt 230.103 Fotos aus 186 Ländern eingereicht – ein neuer Rekord. Die Jury ist jährlich mit unterschiedlichen Fotografie-Experten besetzt. Vergangenen Dienstag wurde die Shortlist für die fünf Wettbewerbe bekanntgegeben – und die Fotos sind wirklich beeindruckend. Hier ist eine Auswahl:

Larung Gar. Home of 40 thousand Buddhist monks in Sichuan province | © Attila_Balogh_Hungary_Shortlist_Open_Architecture_2016
Die Heimat 40.000 buddhistischer Mönche in der Provinz Sichuan. | © Attila Balogh, Hungary, Shortlist, Open Architecture 2016
Farming the Sea: A fisherman is farming the sea in between the bamboo rods constructed for aquaculture off the coast in southern China. © Tugo Cheng, Hong Kong, Shortlisted, Open Competition, Travel, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Fischer bei der Arbeit in Südchina. | © Tugo Cheng, Hong Kong, Shortlisted, Open Competition, Travel, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Too much practice: Image was taken in Bali during Melasti Festival. This Festival is conducted once a year in conjunction with Nyepi or Silent Day. These young girls were waiting for their turn to perform. They looked stunning with their bright coloured costumes and heavy make-up on, however the expression on each of the girls' face especially the yawning girl gives this image an extra 'ummpph'. | © Khairel Anuar Che Ani, Malaysia, Shortlisted, Open Competition, Split Second, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Junge Mädchen warten auf ihren Auftritt beim Melasti Festival in Bali. | © Khairel Anuar Che Ani, Malaysia, Shortlisted, Open Competition, Split Second, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Reindeer farmer kids. | © Peter Voss, Germany, Shortlist, Open Competition, Smile, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Kinder auf Rentieren in der Mongolei. | © Peter Voss, Germany, Shortlist, Open Competition, Smile, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Kartik Vrata. | © MD Tanveer Rohan, Bangladesh, Shortlist, Open Arts and Culture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Kartik Vrata. | © MD Tanveer Rohan, Bangladesh, Shortlist, Open Arts and Culture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Towards to the past. | © Anton Unitsyn, Russia, Shortlist, Professional Daily Life, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Familie in Russland. | © Anton Unitsyn, Russia, Shortlist, Professional Daily Life, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Running Away with the Circus: There are more than 300 people that with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus blue unit, representing 25 different countries and speaking everything from Russian to Arabic to Guarani. A few travel in cars and trailers, but a majority, 270, live on the trains. Most come from multigeneration circus families, to the extent that collectively, the circus staff represents thousands of years of circus history. The men and women all say that only circus people like them can understand the lifestyle. They spend 44 weeks of the year traveling an average of 20,000 miles from coast to coast on a train that is 61 cars ó a full mile ó long. It is a life of close quarters and rigorous training, a life that many of the performers began in childhood. Their job is to convince the world that the circus still matters.| © Stephanie Sinclair, US, Shortlist, Professional Daily Life, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / National Geographic Creative
Zirkus-Elefant steigt aus dem Zug. | © Stephanie Sinclair, US, Shortlist, Professional Daily Life, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / National Geographic Creative
The curse of coal: Coal used to be the gold of West Virginia, US. But then Obama came and new environmental regulations. Together with lower price on coal, it led to huge redundancies and the coal became a curse for many of the coal-cities in West Virginia. In 1940, 140.000 worked in the mountains, today only about 15.000 are left in the coal business. Town like Beckley and Mullens does not have many other sources of income. Drugs, pills, alcohol and violence is dominant many places, and young people are struggeling to find work, forcing many to move. | © Espen Rasmussen, Norway, Shortlist, Professional Daily Life, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards/ VG / Panos Pictures
Chelse (21), Eric und Alvin rauchen Schmerzmittel. | © Espen Rasmussen, Norway, Shortlist, Professional Daily Life, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / VG / Panos Pictures
California Drought: A worker walks through farm fields in Los Banos, California, United States, May 5, 2015. California water regulators on Tuesday adopted the state's first rules for mandatory cutbacks in urban water use as the region's catastrophic drought enters its fourth year. Urban users will be hardest hit, even though they account for only 20 percent of state water consumption, while the state's massive agricultural sector, which the Public Policy Institute of California says uses 80 percent of human-related consumption, has been exempted. | © Lucy Nicholson, UK, Shortlist, Professional Environment, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / Reuters
Dürre in Kalifornien. | © Lucy Nicholson, UK, Shortlist, Professional Environment, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / Reuters
© Alexander Semenov, Russia, Shortlist, Professional Environment, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Quallen sind die Aliens der Erde. | © Alexander Semenov, Russia, Shortlist, Professional Environment, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Filippo Venturi, Italy, Shortlist, Professional People, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Bodybuilder am Haeundae Beach in Busan. | © Filippo Venturi, Italy, Shortlist, Professional People, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Eric Madeja 2, Switzerland, Shortlist, Open, Nature and Wildlife, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Fliegendes Fischpärchen. | © Eric Madeja 2, Switzerland, Shortlist, Open, Nature and Wildlife, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Andrey Narchuk, Russia, Shortlist, Open, Nature and Wildlife, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Neugierige Babyrobbe. | © Andrey Narchuk, Russia, Shortlist, Open, Nature and Wildlife, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Nikolai Linares Larsen, Denmark, Shortlist, Professional Sport, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Portrait des Zweitplatzierten der Zealand boxing Meisterschaft in Kopenhagen. | © Nikolai Linares Larsen, Denmark, Shortlist, Professional Sport, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Matthias Hangst, Germany, Shortlist, Professional Sport, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards/ / Getty Images
Synchronschwimmen in Kazan. | © Matthias Hangst, Germany, Shortlist, Professional Sport, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards/ / Getty Images
© Jens Juul, Denmark, Shortlist, Professional Sport, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Elite-Athletin trainiert im Fitnessstudio in Kopenhagen. | © Jens Juul, Denmark, Shortlist, Professional Sport, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Die Boxer von Bukom. | © Patrick Sinkel, Germany, Shortlist, Professional Sport, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Boxkampf in Ghana. | © Patrick Sinkel, Germany, Shortlist, Professional Sport, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Basketball im Rollstuhl. | © Rob Gregory, United States, Shortlist, Professional , Campaign, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Basketball im Rollstuhl. | © Rob Gregory, United States, Shortlist, Professional, Campaign, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Der Philosoph. | © Juliette Blanchard, France, Shortlist, Professional , Staged, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Der Philosoph. | © Juliette Blanchard, France, Shortlist, Professional, Staged, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Men and women are attracted to each other and try to become one. | © Photographer Hal, Japan, Shortlist, Professional , Staged, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Frau und Mann wollen eins werden. | © Photographer Hal, Japan, Shortlist, Professional, Staged, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Iconic B – ein Projekt das berühmte Fotos mit Barbies nachstellt. | © Alberto Alicata, Italy, Shortlist, Professional , Staged, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Iconic B – ein Projekt das berühmte Fotos mit Barbies nachstellt. | © Alberto Alicata, Italy, Shortlist, Professional, Staged, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Picasso's Frauen. | © Cristina Vatielli, Italy, Shortlist, Professional , Staged, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Picassos Frauen. | © Cristina Vatielli, Italy, Shortlist, Professional, Staged, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Das Selfie Projekt. | © Kristoffer Eliassen, Norway, Shortlist, Professional , Staged, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Das Selfie-Projekt. | © Kristoffer Eliassen, Norway, Shortlist, Professional, Staged, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Alexandre Pruvost, France, Shortlist, Professional , Candid, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Sonnenanbeter in Paris. | © Alexandre Pruvost, France, Shortlist, Professional, Candid, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Tier vs. Schmuck. | © Oliver Schwarzwald, Germany, Shortlist, Professional, Still Life, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / subjectmatterart
Tier vs. Schmuck. | © Oliver Schwarzwald, Germany, Shortlist, Professional, Still Life, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / subjectmatterart
© Antoine RepessÈ, France, Shortlist, Professional , Campaign, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Pfandflaschenathletin – in Frankreich schmeißt jeder ungefähr 375 Kilo Müll im Jahr weg. | © Antoine RepessÈ, France, Shortlist, Professional, Campaign, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Ein ausgestopfter Löwe – in Südafrika gibt es inzwischen mehr Löwen in Gefangenschaft als in Freiheit|© David Chancellor, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Professional , Campaign, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Ein ausgestopfter Löwe – in Südafrika gibt es inzwischen mehr Löwen in Gefangenschaft als in Freiheit. | © David Chancellor, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Professional, Campaign, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Giancarlo Ceraudo, Italy, Shortlist, Professional , Candid, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Nachtleben in Miami. | © Giancarlo Ceraudo, Italy, Shortlist, Professional, Candid, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Talia Rudofsky, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Youth, Portrait, 2016, Sony World Photography Awards
Straßenszene in Cannes. | © Talia Rudofsky, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Youth, Portrait, 2016, Sony World Photography Awards
© Yvonne Brandwijk, Netherlands, Shortlist, Professional , Candid, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Kinshasa – Das Paris von Afrika. | © Yvonne Brandwijk, Netherlands, Shortlist, Professional, Candid, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Alejandro Beltran, Spain, Shortlist, Professional , Conceptual, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Strandmensch. | © Alejandro Beltran, Spain, Shortlist, Professional, Conceptual, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Stephan Zirwes, Germany, Shortlist, Professional , Architecture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Pool aus der Vogelperspektive. | © Stephan Zirwes, Germany, Shortlist, Professional, Architecture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Andrea Rossato, Italy, Shortlist, Professional , Candid, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Freude für alle. | © Andrea Rossato, Italy, Shortlist, Professional, Candid, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Karolis Janulis, Lithuania, Shortlist, Open People, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Massen-Yoga. | © Karolis Janulis, Lithuania, Shortlist, Open People, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Elie Kauffmann, France, Shortlist, Open People, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Peligrafie. | © Elie Kauffmann, France, Shortlist, Open People, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Steiner Wang, Taiwan Shortlist, Open Nature and Wildlife, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Flamingo schaut sich in den Spiegel. | © Steiner Wang, Taiwan Shortlist, Open Nature and Wildlife, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Patrick Willocq, France, Shortlist, Professional , Portraiture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Ritual einer werdenden Mutter aus dem Kongo. | © Patrick Willocq, France, Shortlist, Professional, Portraiture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Fauzan Ijazah Shortlist, Professional Portraiture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Staatenlose Frau in Myanmar. | © Fauzan Ijazah Shortlist, Professional Portraiture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Petr Antonov, Russian Federation, Shortlist, Professional , Architecture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Ruine in Russland. | © Petr Antonov, Russian Federation, Shortlist, Professional, Architecture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
© Marielle Van Uitert, Netherlands, Shortlist, Professional, Contemporary Issues, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
Gang-Mitglied in El Salvador. | © Marielle Van Uitert, Netherlands, Shortlist, Professional, Contemporary Issues, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards