And this year it seems that it really is a short-list as only four images have been released to the press so far. The judges had 5,410 entries to sort through (very similar to last year’s 5,340 images) and the final four are shown below:
I can’t say that I am overly impressed with any of these images as none of them had any impact on me. I thought that the quality of last year’s finalists was much higher.
You can see more of the photographers’ work by following the links.
Judging by the way that the images have been portrayed in the media I am guessing that Murphy’s image of the jockey is the critics favourite. When I first saw the image I actually thought it was by Rineke Dijkstra as it is very similar to her series on bullfighters. It will be interesting to see what the final outcome will be