Sony World Awards finalists showcase the best photography on the planet

SWPA 2024
(Image credit: © Adali Schell, United States, Finalist, Professional competition, Portraiture, Sony World Photography Awards 2024)

The World Photography Organisation has revealed the finalists and shortlisted photographers in the professional competition of the Sony World Photography Awards 2024 (SWPA). 

SWPA has been one of the world's leading photo competitions for 17 years and has showcased exceptional technical ability and original narratives along the way. This year a record number of 395,000 images from over 220 countries and territories were submitted, and these have been whittled down to three finalists in each of the 10 categories. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 


Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.