5 Canadians Are Nominated for the World’s Most Prestigious Photography Awards

April 21 marks the Oscars of photography – the Sony World Photography Awards.

This year saw over 230,000 entries from every corner of the globe. The shortlist was whittled down yesterday, and includes five Canadian photographers with some truly exceptional shots. Their work spans a variety of subjects, from contemporary issues to youth culture.

Particularly striking is Beijing-based Canadian photographer Kevin Frayer’s shot reflecting China’s dependence on coal power, which is also entered in the 2016 World Press Photo contest. In addition to being shortlisted in ‘contemporary issues’, it’s also nominated in the ‘people’ and ‘environment’ categories.

Here are the five entries by Canadian photographers:

Kevin Frayer — China’s Coal Dependence a Challenge for Climate

Dina Goldstein — Gods of Suburbia

Claude Roy — Misty Morning

Julia Golubov — Shadows Beneath the Eiffel Tower

Jason Liu — New Americana