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2022 Student competition shortlist revealed

7 months ago

For the 2022 Student competition, we challenged the photographers of tomorrow to respond to the brief Connections. In five to 10 images student photographers needed to show a story that highlights how they, or someone they have documented, interacts with the world. 

Recently we’ve had to think differently about how we connect in more ways than we could have imagined. Around the globe we’ve embraced a modern evolution of communication, giving us a fresh perspective on connecting, but how do we make sure we don't lose those existing connections? Be it a group of people, a place, or a cultural tradition, creating links sustain and enrich our lives. With projects relating to spirituality, cultural identity, and the contrast of isolation to physical intimacy so many have experienced since the pandemic, choosing the shortlist was no mean feat. 

The judge for the 2022 competition was Colin Czerwinski, Founder of NOICE Magazine. You can read our interview with Colin here. Together with their university, the winner will be awarded Sony digital imaging equipment amounting to a combined total of €30,000. The winner will also have their work included in the annual book and exhibition. Student Photographer of the Year will be announced on 12th April 2022.

 

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To celebrate one of the first announcements of the 2022 awards, we take a look at some of our favourite shortlisted series below. What's yours? Take a look at the full shortlist here.

OVERALL WINNERS ANNOUNCED 12 APRIL

SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2022 EXHIBITION 13 APRIL TO 2 MAY 2022, SOMERSET HOUSE, LONDON

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