Date:  26 April 2013 - 12 May 2013
Category:  Exhibition

Norwegian Photographers at the 2013 World Photography Awards Exhibition

The 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House offer a snapshot of the world in 2012 as seen by the winning and shortlisted photographers for the awards. From Norway, Andrea Gjestvang, Tine Poppe, Anders Austrheim and Henrik Follesø Egeland have all been shortlisted.

Bringing together the very best international contemporary photography, the nominations and the shortlist offers a unique insight into 2012 through the eyes of some of the world's best emerging and established photography talents. Topics range from haunting shots of the Syrian conflict to the Obama presidential campaign; an intimate study of cinema-goers in Kabul to quirky and witty shots from the animal kingdom.

Andrea Gjestvang participates with the series One day in history; portraits of children and youths who survived the massacre on the island of Utøya outside Oslo on 22 July 2011. The image above, Survivors, depicts Cecilie Herlovsen (17) who hid at the south end of the island, where she was shot in her arm, her shoulder and chin. The last bullet was stopped by her wisdom tooth, which most likely saved her life. Cecilie had to amputate her arm. "My life changed in more than one way. In primary school kids used to make fun of me. I felt sad and I retreated completely into myself. After Utøya, I have managed to return to the real me. Of course there are moments when I'm sad about what happened. But generally I'm more positive, social and I appreciate life", says Cecilie.

Created by the World Photography Organisation (WPO), the World Photography Awards, sponsored by Sony, launched in 2007. WPO supports professional, amateur and student photography, lending a global platform for the photographic industry to communicate, converge and showcase current trends in photo journalism, fine art and commercial photography. 122 665 images from 170 different countries were entered in total to the 2013 awards; 62 654 professional entries, 54 851 open entries and 5 160 youth entries. That is the highest ever number og submissions to date.

2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

26 April - 12 May
Somerset House
London WC2R 1LA

Mon, Tue, Fri 10am - 6pm
Wed, Thur 10am - 9pm
Sat, Sun 10am - 7pm

Tickets £7.50 / £5 concessions


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