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Empire of dust

Photographer Amélie Labourdette’s 'Empire of Dust' series of photographs was taken in the south of Italy, where financial crises and embezzlement have created an architectural aesthetic of incompleteness. (Amélie Labourdette/SWPA)

Sony World Photography Awards - striking images from 2016

The Sony World Photography Awards has released a collection of previously unseen images from the last 12 months.

The captivating pictures were entered into the Professional category of the world’s largest photography competition this year.