In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards shortlist

The shortlist for the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Professional competition has been announced.

All shortlisted series will be exhibited as part of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London, from 18 April until 6 May 2019.

The winners will be announced on 17 April 2019.

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David Behar

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David Behar’s work, in the Professional Architectural category, focuses on cabana rental structures on Miami Beach. The project’s isolated subjects are rendered in a sea of muted colour tones and off-whites.

A father and his child in Dakar

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Marta Moreiras

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In the Professional Portraiture category, Marta Moreiras’s ‘Pères’ looks at the role of the father in Senegal, showing those who are engaged in the education and care of their children to the same extent as the mothers.

37-year-old Craig Nickels rejoices with his friends in the very last minutes of a match at Brentford Football club in West London.

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Thomas Nielsen

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Thomas Nielsen’s pictures were taken at West London football club Brentford FC and are shortlisted in the Sport category. here, 37-year-old Craig Nickels rejoices with his friends in the very last minutes of a match.

The grouper has dead skin, bacteria, and parasites cleaned by a shrimp

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Liang Fu

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Liang Fu’s photograph of a grouper having dead skin, bacteria, and parasites cleaned by a shrimp is shortlisted in the Open Nature and Wildlife section.

A woman in a pit of brightly coloured plastic balls.

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Pol Kurucz

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Pol Kurucz’s project on modern eccentrics, shot in Rio de Janeiro, is shortlisted in the Open People category.

A car on a plinth to warn drivers

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BOYUAN ZHANG

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Boyuan Zhang is shortlisted in the Discovery category for a series on Xinjiang, the largest autonomous region in north-west China.

An iced bun with melted candle wax

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Nicolas Gaspardel

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Nicolas Gaspardel’s in his Yuck series, in the Professional Still Life category, photographs food in disturbing ways.

Palestinian protests on the border with Israel

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Mustafa Hassona

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Mustafa Hassona’s work details the weekly Palestinian protests on the border with Israel, shortlisted in the Documentary category.

Lithium mine in the Atacama Desert.

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Catherine Hyland

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Catherine Hyland is shortlisted in the Landscape category for her work on lithium mines in the Atacama Desert.

A woman holding a Union Jack umbrella

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Ed Thompson

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Ed Thompson’s project, shortlisted in the Brief category, is a culmination of 18 years of predominantly photographing the south-east of England. There are a number of themes at work in the series, covering nostalgia, class and the beautiful uncanny of everyday English life.

All photographs courtesy 2019 Sony World Photography Awards