About the 2016 Sony Word Photography Awards Exhibition

The Sony World Photography Awards, created by the World Photography Organisation, annually recognises the world’s best photography. They are an authoritative voice in the photographic industry, with the power to shape the careers of its winning and shortlisted photographers. The 2016 awards, its ninth edition, received a record-breaking 230,103 submissions from 186 countries. 

Following its sell-out in 2015, the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition returned to the prestigious Somerset House, London from 22nd April - 8 May 2016.

They brought vibrancy and colour to the spring's arts calendar, the exhibition showcased over 500 of the best contemporary photographs from around the world, each taken by winning, shortlisted and commended photographers of the world’s largest photography competition.