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'Vakil bath' was shortlisted for the Panoramic award. The picture, taken by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, is of a very popular historical site located in Shiraz , Iran. Mohammad said: 'Architecture there (in Iran) is unique, and I find a wide angle view can show it the best.' (Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji/2014 Sony World Photography Awards)

Sony World Photography Awards 2014: The 'Open' shortlist

The shortlist for the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards for the 'open prize' has been revealed. This 'open' category is for photographers who are not professionals. Fifteen have been selected - with two British photographers in the mix - and they have covered a wide range of subjects. Among the categories are 'Smile', 'Split second' and 'Architecture'. The winners will be revealed in April. Here are the frontrunners ...