2 February 2012
Last updated at 01:48
The shortlist of finalists for this year's Sony World Photography Awards has been announced and includes a wide range of photographic styles and subjects.
The competition is split in to two major sections, one for professionals and an open category. Mattia Vacca's photograph from the Barbagia region of Sardina is shortlisted in the Arts and Culture professional section.
Another professional entry that made the shortlist is Alejandro Cartagena's shot of carpoolers in Mexico.
The competition received more than 112,000 entries. Klaartje Lambrechts picture has been selected to go forward in the Art and Culture section of the Open contest.
The Split Second category attracted an entry from Alessandro Falco, whose picture -along with all those selected - will now be shown at a major exhibition at London’s Somerset House in April.
A photograph by Nick Redman of a man on the London Underground was chosen for the Smile category.
Krzysztof Browko from Poland entered this picture into the Travel part of the contest.
Photographer Laura Pannack's work for the Dutch organisation SIRE was shortlisted for the Campaign category. The campaign examined the effects unkind words can have on children whose parents are divorcing.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 26 April.
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