Shortlist Exposed

WPO interviews this year's shortlisted photographers to give you a look at those who stand behind the lens.

Filippo Mutani, Italy, Shortlist, Fashion & BeautyFilippo Mutani

Category: Professional Shortlist, Fashion & Beauty

Country: Italy

What sparked your interest in fashion photography?
I'm following my personal idea of beauty, more than a particular interest in clothes, or in the fashion industry.

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Christof PluemacherChristof Pluemacher

Category: Professional Shortlist, Architecture

Country: Germany

How would you describe your photography?
My visual approaches are driven by the intention to create - distant from mainstream.  This and the fil rouge of certain geometrical                                                                                          aesthetics – in my landscapes, portraits and architectural photography                                                                            are determining the style of my work. 

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 Justin Jin, Hong Kong, Shortlist, Contemporary Issues, Professional, 2013Justin Jin

Category: Professional Shortlist, Contemporary Issues

Country: Hong Kong

What is the biggest message you wish to convey with your series?
Behind the geopolitics and historic episodes are the individuals who                                                                              eke out a life in this unforgiving, icy desert. 

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Edurne

Edurne Aginaga

Category: Professional Shortlist, Conceptual

Country: Spain

How would you describe your photography?
Highly constructed images, surrealist in the case of Lie Down - A story telling series and self exploring in other projects.

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Jenny Magruder, United States, Shortlist, Conceptual, Professional Competition, 2013

Jenny Magruder

Category: Professional Shortlist, Conceptual

Country: United States

How would you describe your photography?
My photographs oscillate between a truth and an idealized perception,                                                                          usually rooted in my personal life. 

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© Julia Borissova, Russia, Conceptual, Professional Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Julia Borissova

Category: Professional Shortlist, Conceptual

Country: Russia

How would you describe your photography?
                                                                         My photography is visual representation of my thought.

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© Aleksey Myakishev

Aleksey Myakishev

Category: Professional Shortlist, Lifestyle

Country: Russia

How would you describe your photography?
                                                                         I am interested in people, and my photos are a reflection of the world at                                                                          the time the camera shutter is triggered. I try not to distort reality, and to                                                                          objectively tell a story about things that I care about.

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© Jessica Hetke, Germany, Shortlist, Arts and Culture, Open Competition 2013Jessica Hetke

Category: Open Shortlist, Arts and Culture

Country: Germany

Describe the story behind your shortlisted photograph: I took the picture of the two girls four days before I left Cambodia. I was allowed                                                                            to take pictures behind the stage of the biggest performance festival in                                                                          Cambodia. 

                                                                         Find out more! 

 

Diko Risanto 

Diko Risanto

Category: Youth Shortlist, Portraits

Country: Indonesia

Describe your work: 
My work is about a traditional dance from Indonesia. This dance called Jaranan. I chose Jaranan because this dance usually played by adult, so it looks unusual. That boy played as Pentulan.

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Peter Delaney, South Africa, Open Shortlist, Nature & Wildlife, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Peter Delaney

Category: Open Shortlist, Nature & Wildlife

Country: South Africa

Describe your work:
If my photographs have a mission it is to capture rare beautiful moments and present them in an artistic way . I do have a bias towards the medium of black and white as it allows me to be more expressive.

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© Elmar Akhmetov, Kazakhstan, Shortlist, Low Light, Open Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Elmar Ehkmetov

Category: Open Shortlist, Low Light

Country: Khazakhstan

What inspired you to take up photography?
For as long as I can remember, I have been amazed by the world                                                                                     around me. 

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© Toby Pickard, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Culture, Youth Award, 2013 Sony World Photography AwardsToby Pickard

Category: Youth Shortlist, Culture

Country: United Kingdom

Describe your work: 
I tend to take photos of landscapes, wildlife and nature. I like action shots as well, which comes in handy when taking photos of wildlife! 

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