Not sure about you, but the only form of snapping I remember doing as a teenager was towards my parents. At the age of 25, I really should stop saying this but seriously…kids grow up too quickly these days.
These photos were all submitted in the youth category of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. The photographers have to be 19 years or younger and while some are doing it professionally, most of them are amateurs with a really good eye for photography. More than 135,000 images were submitted to the contest from 166 countries – the highest number of entries the awards have seen in their seven year history.
Turjoy Chowdhury took this photo of a little girl feeding her younger brother in Bangladesh.
Swiss photographer Tobin Meyers took this photo of Switzerland’s Binn Valley the morning after a heavy snow.
Indonesian Michael Theodric took this photo at Ujung Genteng in Java. He is only 12-years-old.
Axel Boberg of Sweden took this at a lake near his home.
Hungarian photographer Anna Vad†sz took this photo while at her grandparents’ house during her summer vacation.
Norwegian Edward Bonnevie took this photo titled “Refuge.”
This photo by 16-year-old Romanian Iringo Simon is of a traditional carnival in Transylvania.
A group of students wait for a meeting to begin, in this photo by Italian Francesco Macaluso.
Russian photographer Anastasia Zhetvina took this photo of children at ballet practice for a class at the London College Of Communication.
Italian Emanuel Jicmon took this photo of two children while traveling to Boko, Tanzania.
South African Laura Schmid took this photo by superimposing a photo of the girl’s face (with make-up) over the photo of her hands.
Aashish Rajesh took this photo of the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Serbian photographer Sara Pavic says this portrait shows how “beautiful and filled” life can be in very old age.
A ship painter at Shagorer Dock in Bangladesh works from morning until night, in this photo by Sabbir Hasan
Moths climb over a woman in this photo submitted anonymously by a young Russian photographer.
17-year-old Indian-photographer Ishan Siddiqui says that he likes to capture “Faces that say without speaking…”
The winners will be revealed in April at the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Gala. Which one are you rooting for?
via Business Insider