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2024 Student Competition Winner & Shortlist

Congratulations to Kayin Luys (LUCA School of Arts Sint Lukas, Brussels) for being awarded the title of the Student Photographer of the Year for his series ‘Don’t Trust Pretty Girls’. Kayin wins Sony digital imaging equipment worth €30,000 for his university. 

Speaking about his win, Luys says: ‘Photography has been an important way for me to further explore my surroundings. In my work, I relate to and take inspiration from the stories confided in me. I am touched and honoured that those big and small stories are reaching a wider audience and gaining further recognition, due to the Sony World Photography Awards.‘

For the 2024 Student competition, the emerging photographers were tasked with interpreting the meaning of ‘Home’. From personal projects to abstract explorations of the essence of ‘home’, the students this year impressed the judges with their unique perspectives