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The project consists of seven photographic shots, each representing one of the women who influenced the sentimental life and artistic work of Pablo Picasso: Eva Gouel, Gaby Depeyre, Olga KhaKhlova, Marie-Therese Walter, Dora Maar, Francoise Gilot and Jacqueline Rocque. The project was conceived from the need to tell the story and give a face to the women who always lived under Picasso's wings and influenced the work of the most known artist of the twentieth century.
The project consists of seven photographic shots, each representing one of the women who influenced the sentimental life and artistic work of Pablo Picasso: Eva Gouel, Gaby Depeyre, Olga KhaKhlova, Marie-Therese Walter, Dora Maar, Francoise Gilot and Jacqueline Rocque. The project was conceived from the need to tell the story and give a face to the women who always lived under Picasso's wings and influenced the work of the most known artist of the twentieth century.Cristina Vatielli—2016 Sony World Photography Awards
The project consists of seven photographic shots, each representing one of the women who influenced the sentimental life and artistic work of Pablo Picasso: Eva Gouel, Gaby Depeyre, Olga KhaKhlova, Marie-Therese Walter, Dora Maar, Francoise Gilot and Jacqueline Rocque. The project was conceived from the need to tell the story and give a face to the women who always lived under Picasso's wings and influenced the work of the most known artist of the twentieth century.
A woman poses in Miami, Fla. Miami is an incredible city, multifaceted, a modern Babylon that enjoys great popularity due to the charm of its buildings, nightlife and trendy life.
Kinshasa, Paris of Africa 2025. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is known for its war but when it comes to fashion it's capital Kinshasa the place for many people on the African continent.
Young girls wait for their turn to perform at the Melasti Festival in Bali, which is conducted once a year in conjunction with Nyepi or Silent Day.
A study of water, one of the most precious resources for life on our planet.
A Barbie used as a symbol of contemporary Wester culture to trace the history of image iconic photography.
Kids play over summer holiday at sea. Stopping to look at the different behavior of people on a pier is hilarious and often allows you to freeze the moments in memory.
Bodybuilders at Haeundae Beach in Busan. Koreans are mad about health and physical appearance. Here appearance matters most; both in terms of beauty and conformity to norms.
Teams compete in the Women's Team Free Synchronised Swimming Preliminary on day four of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena on July 28, 2015 in Kazan, Russia.
Young girls train in gymnastics at a gym in Copenhagen. The girls, in the elite program, train 20 hours a week, putting in at least 10.000 hours of training to compete internationally.
A RIC Hornets wheelchair basketball team member reaches for a basketball. These images were created for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Adaptive Sports Program.
Young boys cheer at a boxing match in Bukom, a small neighborhood of Accra in Ghana, which has produced all of the country's world champions.
Portraits of the silver medal winners just after loosing their final at the Zealand boxing Championships held in Copenhagen in March.
A members of the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS13, a transnational criminal gang which originated on the streets of Los Angeles along with its main rival, the Barrio 18 gang. El Salvador has seen escalating crime rates that is rapidly making the country the deadliest place in the world.
Chelse, 21, together with her boyfriend, Eric, and Alvin in her mother's trailer close to Beckley, West Virginia. They smoke OxyContin painkiller's before going out for a party on Halloween. With more than 500 people dying of overdose every year, West Virginia is the number one pill state in the U.S.
Local Solvichegodsk family, Oksana and her two kids, Sothia, who was born with heart disease. Over 50% of their salary is spent on utilities. They own this little room in the old house.
Men fast for the last five days of Kartika month, known as Bhisma-Panacaka. They have abstained from eating grains for the whole month, and intensify it for the last five days by taking only milk or water.
Church ruins. The series reflects on the role and place of the ruined church in contemporary Russian landscape, and on how it relates to the perception of time and history in present-day Russia.
A woman drinks out of a water bottle near a "waste bank" of recycled waste in France. It's part of an exhibition exploring the excessive waste habits.
A worker walks through farm fields in Los Banos, Calif., May 5, 2015.
A fisherman is farming the sea in between the bamboo rods constructed for aquaculture off the coast in southern China.
Two tourists photograph birds in Walvis Bay, Namibia.
Baby fur seal in the Commander Islands, Bering Sea.
People on mass yoga exercise in the central park of Vilnius.
A woman relaxes along the Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes, France in 2015.
Beached humans on unknown shores.
A man on a bench along the Seine in Paris, at the perfect moment to get a perfect tan.
One of hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar who seeks asylum in Aceh, Indonesia in May 2015.
For the Ekondas pygmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the most important moment in the life of a woman is the birth of her first child. Every day the young woman engages in an elaborate beautification ritual to draw attention to herself.
Home of 40 thousand Buddhist monks in China's Sichuan Province.
Reindeer farmer kids in Mongolia.
An elephant making its way toward the arena. The elephants will be retired from the circus in 2018.
There are now more captive Lions in South Africa than wild ones; approximately 8,000 compared to 2,000 living in the wild.
Cloud Flamingo.
A sea creature in the cold-water seas along the coasts of Russia.
A juvenile flying fish in open water near Tubbataha Reefs in the Philippines.
A couple vacuum-packed couples as a method to express coherence in love.
A man stands as paint is poured on him as an expression of absurdity in an absurd world.
A selfie taken as an exploration on the obsession of self portraiture.
Editorial for the jewelry special of the Germans Stern Magazine.
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See 40 of the Best Photos Shortlisted in the Sony World Photography Awards

Feb 23, 2016

The Sony World Photography Awards announced its shortlist today, trimming the field of candidates for this year’s Professional Photographer of the Year title from 230,103 down to 115.

Seven American photographers are in the running, including Stephanie Sinclair, Vladimir Frumin, Rob Gregory, Andrew Burton and Brendan Hoffman. They were selected among dozens of photographers from 186 countries.

The Professional Photographer of the Year, who receives a $25,000 cash prize, will be announced at a ceremony in London on April 21, along with winners competing in each category. All shortlisted images will be shown at Somerset House in London from April 22 to May 8.

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