The winners of the Open class of the 2022 Sony World Images Awards have been revealed.
Greater than 170,000 photos have been entered into this 12 months’s Open competitors, with over 100 photographers shortlisted.
Every winner will go on to compete for the general Open Photographer of the 12 months title and a $5,000 (£3,827) prize.
The general winners within the Open, Pupil, Youth and Skilled competitions might be introduced on 12 April.
Listed below are the class winners, together with feedback from the photographers themselves.
Bike with Flowers – Thanh Nguyen Phuc, Vietnam
“100 years in the past, there have been simply 36 streets and now there are a lot of extra – however the road tradition stays sturdy in Hanoi.
“There are many retailers in the principle streets however folks within the previous streets choose to get serviced by cell road distributors.
“I spent a weekend following road distributors and located that they have been strolling or using their bikes all day.
“Right here is one in all my favorite moments.”
The Honey Collector – Utsab Ahamed Akash, Bangladesh
“The honey collectors acquire in winter.
“They place the bees’ nests close to the mustard subject as they will produce extra honey that method.
“We frequently see this type of scene within the Bangladesh countryside.”
Browsing Competition – Raido Nurk, Estonia
“The waves have been the largest I’ve ever seen within the night, after I took this picture in The Netherlands.
“The waves and the pouring rain created fairly a novel ambiance.”
Havana Operating Away – Etienne Souchon, France
Class: Road Images
“That is the third image of hundreds taken over a month-long journey to Havana, Cuba, with my 35mm [camera] – and it’s my favorite!
“There’s something occurring right here, some type of rigidity: this automobile appears to be like like it’s drifting in the midst of the road, and this child appears to be like like he’s operating away from one thing.”
Segundo Uso (Second Use) II – Leonardo Reyes-González, Mexico
“Nonetheless life images of issues thrown away (aka trash), that is likely to be helpful for another person – or may, hopefully, grow to be artwork.”
The Countless Summer time: Surf Journey – Simone Corallini, Italy
“Simone Gentile, a 16-year-old surfer.”
Anger Administration – Scott Wilson, United Kingdom
Class: Pure World and Wildlife
“A wild mustang stallion kicks up a mud storm in north-western Colorado.”
Previous Meets New – Anthony Chan, Hong Kong
“In an industrial district in Hong Kong, surrounded by a mixture of previous and new developments, this shot was taken to spotlight a contrasting co-existence: a brand new skyscraper’s stylishly designed entrance entrance and an previous industrial advanced with myriads of air conditioners, pipes and wires mounted on its wall.
“The shadow and light-weight accentuated the general monochromic impact of town’s structure.”
Untitled – Isabel Salmon, United Kingdom
“I started to doc my mum’s expertise with labyrinthitis and chronic postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD).
“I’m discovering methods to discover this by experimental strategies, with the intention of mixing sound, and in addition contemplating different senses.
“I hope to create an set up in collaboration with my mum, utilizing a sequence of conversations together with her.”
Exodus – Vicente Ansola, Spain
“I encountered this subject of sunflowers in Castilla and León [north-west Spain].
“Sunflowers at all times search the divine by following the solar on its route.
“These ones, though withered, stood up proudly.
“After I grabbed my digicam to shoot, I now not noticed sunflowers however girls strolling the dry fields of Castilla, carrying ancestral clothes.”
All pictures courtesy 2022 Sony World Images Awards. Chosen work by winners and shortlisted entries might be exhibited at Somerset Home, London, from 13 April – 2 Might 2022.