Every year, the Sony World Photography Awards chooses photos and photo series that capture everything from the biggest truths of the human condition, to the smallest moments that make life complex and beautiful.
The shortlist of winners this year is no different. Choosing from 173,44 entries from 171 countries, the judges have chosen images that span a broad range of subjects, locations, and emotions. Check out these spectacular moments below, along with captions paraphrased from the original artist.
“Caesar” is a collection of portraits children, all born by caesarean section. moments after being born. These photographs are the first look at a new human being, and are both unique and primal.