Sony World Photography Awards 2009: The best photographs in the world

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The Independent Culture

From intense close ups of endangered species to the tragedy and horror of war, life in all its diverse forms is celebrated in the Sony World Photography Awards 2009.

The global exhibition opens in London at Art Work Space at The Hempel Hotel, on 20 January 2010.

Running until 29 January, the exhibition showcases photographs by the winners and finalists of the 2009 Sony World Photography Awards, spanning a variety of genres and from across the world.

Click here or on the image to see a selection of the exhibition’s works.