The shortlist for the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards has been announced. This year’s competition received more than 230,000 entries from 186 countries.
The images will be on show Somerset House in London from 22 April to 8 May, and the winners announced on 21 April.
Dominique Green, who chairs the documentary jury, said: “I was moved by the depth of passion and commitment the photographers show to society through their work.”
All photographs courtesy 2016 Sony World Photography Awards