There are photos, and there are photos. We’ve all taken some holiday snaps at a particularly enviable location, or in a rather picturesque spot, and checked out the images later, thinking that professional photography might not be out of reach after all.
Well, maybe think twice about that – the images you’re about to browse are from the shortlist of Professional shots from Sony’s 2021 World Photography Awards, and to say they’re stunning would be an understatement.
Berenice Riu gives us a photographic view of social media networks reflected in the real world.
«I see social media as a reflection of humanity, with all its pros and cons, and therefore a way for us to understand each other. There is a great deal of criticism surrounding social media, but we all use it. The important thing is to understand it as a communication channel and remain aware that there’s always another human being on the receiving end. From my perspective, there is little point in trying to escape social media: it is part of our society and an immediate and accessible form of communication . The solution lies in learning to use it in a more honest, kind and humane way.»