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What great photography looks like

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We may all be enthralled by photo filter apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic, but a new exhibition promises to remind us what great photography looks like.

The Sony World Photography Awards exhibition showcases the best of over 112,000 competition entries from 171 countries. Opening at Somerset House in London on April 27 until May 20, the show features extraordinary photographs covering a wide range of subjects – from photojournalism and documentary to fashion, wildlife and travel. Be inspired by some of our favourites below – no iPhone app required.

Find out more about the exhibition at www.worldphoto.org

ABOVE: ©Kushal Gangopadhyay, India, Open Shortlist, Arts and Culture, Sony World Photography Awards 2012

ABOVE: ©Samuel Chan, China, Open Shortlist, Split Second, Sony World Photography Awards 2012

ABOVE: ©Giovanni Frescura, Italy, Open Category Winner, Nature & Wildlife, Sony World Photography Awards 2012

ABOVE: ©Ignasi Cunill, Spain, Open Shortlist, Low Light, Sony World Photography Awards 2012

ABOVE: ©Elizaveta Porodina, Germany, Professional Shortlist, Fashion, Sony World Photography Awards 2012

ABOVE: ©Peter Krejzl, Czech Republic, Open Shortlist, Nature & Wildlife, Sony World Photography Awards 2012

ABOVE: ©Jacek Kusz, Poland, Professional Shortlist, Nature & Wildlife, Sony World Photography Awards 2012

What do you think? Do you have a favourite photo? Tell us your thoughts on Twitter or in the comments section below...

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