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Irishman shortlisted for world photography award

Four other images by Irish photographers were also commended across categories for enthusiasts.

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(Image: Ivor Prickett)

IRISH PHOTOGRAPHER IVOR Prickett has made it onto the shortlist for the prestigious 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

The Irishman was been shortlisted in the People category of the professional competition – designed for serious photographers and judged on a body of work. His series ‘Kurdistan is booming’ documents everyday life in the region a decade after the allied invasion of Iraq.

His work was selected by a panel of experts from almost 140,000 submissions by photographers from 166 countries – the highest number of entries in the awards’ history.

Four images by other Irish photographers were also commended across the ten open categories for enthusiasts, judged on a single image.

Prickett’s shortlisted images will now go on show at Somerset House, London, from 1-18 May this year.

The 14 Professional category winners of the awards and the coveted L’Iris D’Or/ Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year title and $25,000 prize will also be announced a ceremony in London on 30 April.

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