Powerful Photos from the 2014 World Photography Awards Shortlist

"Are you listening to me?!" Shane screamed. "Grow the f*ck up, Maggie! Grow the f*ck up!"
Sara Naomi Lewkowicz
Nominated in the Contemporary Issues category. Sara Naomi Lewkowicz's work on domestic abuse in Ohio.

Covering everything from an inside look at domestic abuse, to shots of the typhoon-hit Philippines, the shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards was narrowed down from a staggering 139,544 images submitted from 166 countries.

Released today, the list includes professionals such as Sara Naomi Lewkowicz — who produced follow-up work on her powerful domestic abuse-focused project for TIME — Chloe Bartram, Mario Wezel, and amateurs alike.

Categories range from Contemporary Issues to Arts & Culture, with the category winners being revealed March 18, 2014, and the overall winner being announced April 30, 2014. Here is just a small selection of entries. For a full list see the Sony World Photography Awards website.


Richard Conway is Reporter/Producer for TIME LightBox. Follow him on twitter @RichardJConway


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