The World Photography Organization has unveiled 10 winning images in the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards.
The winning shots span a variety of categories, from landscape and still life to motion and culture.
The winners come from countries across the world, from China to the Czech Republic, with a record-breaking number of images submitted across entrants across 195 countries.
Each of the 10 winners will now battle for the Open Photographer of the Year title, an accolade that so comes with a $ 5,000 cash prize.
The 10 winners are:
- Architecture: Philippe Sarfati, France, for Heatwave
- Culture (supported by Culture Trip): Pan Jianhua, China, for Shadow Puppetry
- Creative: Martin Stranka, Czech Republic, for Dreamers and Warriors
- Motion: Christy Lee Rogers, USA, for Harmony
- Landscape: Natural World and Wildlife: Tracey Lund, UK, for Underwater Gannets
- Portraiture: Richard Ansett, UK, for Grayson Perry ̵
- Still Life: Rachel Yee Laam Lai, Hong Kong SAR, for Peony and Leaves
- Street Photography: Carole Pariat, France, for Open Air Toilet: When Will It End?
- Travel (supported by Eurostar): Nicolas Boyer, France, or Woman Wearing a Wedding Dress
62 other National Award winners have been named, a prize designed to celebrate local photographic talent.
Last year's overall winner, British artist Alys Tomlinson, walked away with a $ 25,000 prize and photographic equipment from sponsor Sony
The announcement comes a month before the competition's professional shortlist is unveiled, which will be unveiled on April 17 at an awards ceremony in London.
London, April 18 through to May 6. The exhibition is set to be released in London
Head to the World Photography website for more details and to see all the images so far.