Finalist Gallery
© Tara Mette, South Africa, Stellenbosch Academy of Design & Photography, Finalist, Student Focus, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

WPO presents the work of the Student Focus finalists of the Sony Photography Awards. Following the finalist announcement, each photographer was given a Sony α7 camera and asked to submit a series of images under the title of “Self-portraits”. 

The work presented is a stunning approach to these students’ lives, how they think, how the see the world and the future, their dreams and their fears. This new generation of photographers have understood that what matters is not just the image itself. Going back to the roots of the artistic medium, they present how they see themselves within the wider world.

The winner for the 2014 Student Focus competition is UK student Scarlet Evans.

Click on the below images to see each full series.

This year's student finalists were:

Argentina  Bangladesh

China  Denmark

New Zealand  Romania

Rhodes  Stellenbosch