The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition has opened at Somerset House this month.
The exhibition showcases the winners and shortlisters of the award, which were whittled down from 230,103 submissions.
Judges named Iranian photojournalist Asghar Khamseh as the winner of the L’Iris d’Or Photographer of the Year, for his affecting portraits of acid attack victims.
Kei Nomiyama from Japan was named Open Photographer of the Year, for his shot taken in the mountains of Shikoko Island capturing the path of a firefly.
Category winners include Amélie Labourdette from France for architecture, Maroesika Lavigne from Belgium for landscape and Francesco Amorosino from Italy for still life, three out of 14 different categories.
The award programme, now in its ninth year, aims to showcase “an incredible array of work from a multitude of countries”, says Scott Gray, chief executive officer at the World Photography Organisation, and hopes to “provide the chance for photographers to be discovered and extend their careers”.
The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards takes place 22 April – 8 May at Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA.