Usain Bolt of Jamaica races ahead of Ryan Bailey of the United States, Yohan Blake of Jamaica, Justin Gatlin of the United States and Tyson Gay of the United States to win the Men's 100m Final at the 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012 in London, England.     Copyright: ©Adam Pretty, Australia, Finalist, Sport, Professional Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards/Getty Images

Usain Bolt of Jamaica races ahead of Ryan Bailey of the United States, Yohan Blake of Jamaica, Justin Gatlin of the United States and Tyson Gay of the United States to win the Men’s 100m Final at the 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012 in London, England. Copyright: ©Adam Pretty, Australia, Finalist, Sport, Professional Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards/Getty Images

The 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, including a special display of iconic works from renowned American photographer William Eggleston, will be at Somerset House, London from 26 April – 12 May.

The exhibition will feature the very best international contemporary photography from across the 25 categories of the Sony World Photography Awards – one of the world’s leading photography competitions. From fashion to travel, wildlife to current affairs, the photographs on display offer a snapshot of the world in 2012 and were selected from over 122,000 entries from 170 countries to the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards.

The exhibition will also include a special display of work by iconic American photographer William Eggleston, who will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award at the Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony on 25 April. Recognised today as the pioneer of colour photography and the personal documentary style, William Eggleston has been producing cutting-edge work for over fifty years. Since first picking up a camera in 1957, Eggleston’s work is said to find ‘beauty in the everyday’. His images (left) © Eggleston Artistic Trust, Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery and (right) © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy of The Wilson Centre for Photographycapture the ordinary world around him, creating interest through sharp observation, dynamic composition and great wit.

Tickets for the exhibition can be purchased from worldphoto.org/2013exhibition

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