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2021 Student Competition Shortlist

We are delighted to showcase selected images from shortlisted photographers for the 2021 Student competition. The photographers – aged between 18 to 30 years-old – are all enrolled in leading higher education institutions. Below are some of the photographers' images interpreting the brief ‘Building a Better Future’, where we asked to see a story connected to those making a positive difference to change our world. These photographers were then asked to work on the second brief ‘Our Time’. The Student Photographer of the Year will be announced on 15 April, 2021.

Coenraad Torlage | Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography

Series: My Local Leaders

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Claudia Mauderer | Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography

Series: Engelhande – ‘Angel Hands’

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Yanan Li | Qilu University of Technology

Series: Inheritor

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Matias Alejandro Acuña | Motivarte

Series: Border

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Thomas Hengge | New York University

Series: Justice for George Floyd, New York City

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Irene Facoetti | Cfp Bauer

Series: Bàt-ti-to

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Tayla Nebesky | University of the West of England

Series: Home

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Hannah Davey | The University of Auckland

Series: Hope in Nepal, with support from The Leprosy Mission

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Matias Garcia | Ravensbourne University London

Series: Faces – Building a Better Future

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