British photographer Jonathan Banks is today announced on the shortlist for the Professional Campaign category of the world’s biggest photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards.
Jonathan Banks’s series, “Tubeho Neza - Transforming Lives Through Enterprise” was selected from 173,444 images from 171 countries, the highest number of entries in the awards’ eight year history.
He will now compete to win the category and the coveted L’Iris D’Or/ Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year tile plus a $25,000 (USD) cash prize and latest Sony digital imaging equipment. The winners will be announced on Thursday 23 April.
Each year the Sony World Photography Awards uncovers the best contemporary photography in the world and rewards and recognises both professional photographers and enthusiasts. The Professional competition was judged anonymously by a panel of experts from the World Photographic Academy and photographers were judged on a series of between 3 and 10 images.
Jonathan Banks’s images, along with the other shortlisted photographers, will be shown at London’s iconic Somerset House from 24 April – 10 May as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.