Announcing the final lists for the Sony World Awards in 2023

Aya Hussain

Announcement of Final Lists

Exhibition: 14 April – May 1 2023 | SAMAR SET HOUSE, LONDON

TODAY THE WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES THEIR FINAL SITE OF PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR THE STUDENT AND YOUTH SHORTAGE FOR THE SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2023. The winners of the Student Photographer of the Year and Best Young Photographer of the Year awards will be announced on April and their work will be displayed as part of the Sony Photography Awards exhibition of 18 at Summer City House, London.

With more contestants participating this year than ever before, the student and youth competitions aim to raise the bar and inspire a new generation of photographers as they take their next steps in the field. Their Journey into the World of Photography.

Student Competition Final List

The final list of students includes works submitted by 10 Students at leading international higher education institutions. For this year’s competition, students were invited to submit a series of ten photographs that provide insight into a topic in a changing world, highlighting positive stories of development and progress from around the world. The shortlist’s work shows how student photographers respond to changes in the world around them in diverse and nuanced ways.

Several projects examine the topic of technical advances, such as the Encyclopedia of Technology by photographer Bobby Cheung (China, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, USA). United States of America), a series of compact, computer-generated images that prompt us to consider how these innovations have permeated every aspect of our lives. and Resignify by María Camila Ramirez-Castaneda (Colombia, University of Antioquia), which focuses on how the city of Medellín, Colombia, has reshaped itself as a leading tech hub.

Elsewhere, shortlisted photographers looked at how Communities adapting to the rapid wave of change as in the Ephemeral Freedom project by photographer Ariana Todesco (Italy, CFP Power University) which sheds light on the Caminanti, a nomadic Sicilian ethnic minority; Keep the Yunnan Opera by photographer Long Jing (China, Yunnan University of Arts), which follows a traditional regional theater troupe in the decline of its art form; and Born of Sand by Petra Pashnjakova (Slovakia, Tomas Bata University of Zlin, Czech Republic), a series that explores the strength of nomadic society’s connection to the desert, embedded in their culture and identity.

Family heritage was also a focus Also on several projects, including It’s a Girl Again by photographer Linda Xu (China, Tarma University of the Arts in Japan), which introduces the photographer’s family’s long-held traditions and mindsets regarding gender and childbirth; and Project ZK1AA by photographer Nellie Farmelo (New Zealand, School of Photographic Studies Australia), a series that brings together the last fragments of her ancestors’ life in the Cook Islands. Finalists point their cameras to elements that anchor their presence, such as Look Up to the Sky by photographer Amy Gajjar (South Africa, Red & Yellow Creative Business School), which juxtaposes local landscapes against the sky above, inviting us to pause for a moment to appreciate the beauty we can find. in this life; Expressions of Worship by photographer Mary Ashokji (UK, Ravensbourne University of London), which witnesses the intimacy of worship in a local church, and Mirage by Kai Wudong (China, University of Visual Arts, USA), in which the photographer analyzes his own daily routine in search of The cracks and accidents that break the recurring pattern of our daily lives.

The winner of the Student Photographer of the Year award 2023 will be chosen from among students and will be announced at the 2023 Sony World Photography Awards in London on April. The winning university will receive digital visualization equipment from Sony to the value of 30000 EUR.

Eliza Williams, Editor of Creative Review, will judge the finalists for the student competition.

The final list of youth competitions

The final list of youth category competitions presents the works of 7 photographers under the age of 19 years. This year, applicants were invited to participate within the theme of your daily life and share their unique vision of the world around them.

A number of shortlisted photographers turned their cameras on the fleeting moments of childhood. In the photo provided by Liberty Macauley (UK, 15, 15, two children are playing cards in a water fountain during a hot summer’s day. Elsewhere, Edmund Leung (Malaysia, years old) films the changing expressions on children’s faces in a crowded scene, while Natalie Navriatilova (Czech Republic, contemplates years) The world we are leaving behind for the next generation in this picture of children swimming among plastic fish. On the other hand, photographers have turned their environments and surroundings into a source of inspiration, such as Hai Wang (China, , who photographed perfectly aligned rows of desolate chairs at a school opening ceremony, To highlight the impact of the pandemic on large social gatherings. In a split-second shot from a car, Eason Zhang (CHINA, years old) films a dog hanging its head out of a window, next to its owner’s reflection in the rear-view mirror. While Katarzyna Ackermann (Poland, 19 years old) shows the wild beauty of the animal world in a dramatic image of a horse and rider, in a shot facing the setting sun. Reflecting identity through her profile picture, Emily Cho (Republic of Korea, 16 years old) explains how the pressures of her studies affected her identity.

Referees better competitions Young Photographer of the Year Eric Schulzer, Art Director, Tbilisi Art Gallery, Georgia. The winner will receive a range of Sony digital imaging equipment to enhance their vision.

All winners of the Student, Youth, Open and Professional competition categories will be announced at the Sony World Photography Awards 2023 on April 2023. For more information on upcoming announcements and winners, please visit:

Student of the Year Final List 2023


Ariana Todesco, Italy

CFP Power, Italy

Bobby Cheung, China

New York University Tisch School of the Arts, USA

Kai Wudong, China

College of Visual Arts, USA

Linda Zhou, China

Tama University of Arts, Japan

Long Jing, China

Yunnan University of Arts, China

Maria Camila Ramírez Castañeda, Colombia

University of Antioquia, Colombia

Mary Ashokeji, United Kingdom

Ravensbourne University of London, United Kingdom

Nellie Farmelo, New Zealand

School of Photographic Studies, Australia

Petra Pasnyakova, Slovakia

Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic Lecturer 2018 Youth Finals 2023

Eason Zhang, China

Edmund Leung, Malaysia

Emily Shaw, Republic of Korea

Hai Wang, China

Katarzyna Ackermann, Poland

Liberty Macauley, United Kingdom

Natalie Navriatilovia, Czech Republic