Two Kenyan photographers have been shortlisted for the 2018 Sony photography awards. Produced by the World Photography Organization, the Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s most diverse photography competition.
Nairobi based photographer Fredrik Lerneryd has been shortlisted in the Awards’ Professional Contemporary Issues category while Austin Odunga impressed the jury with the image Misty Morning in the Portraiture Category, an early morning portrait of a young guy in a car taken before the mist dried off.
The 11th edition of these awards saw a record breaking 320,000 submissions by photographers from more than 200 countries and territories, presenting some of the world’s finest contemporary photography captured over the past year. The international range of entries display a huge diversity of imagery in terms of genre, style and subject matter across the Awards’ 4 competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus.
The work of the shortlisted and commended photographers will be exhibited at the Sony World Photography Awards 2018 Exhibition in London from April 20 – May 6. The Open competition winners will be announced March 20, and the overall and Professional category winners revealed April 19, 2018.