Shortlisted photographers in the Student and Youth competitions of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022 announced

The World Photography Organisation announced the shortlisted photographers in the Student and Youth competitions of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022. Winners of Student Photographer of the Year and Youth Photographer of the Year will be announced on 12 April and will go on display as part of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022 exhibition at Somerset House, London.

Under The Moonlight
Tri Nguyen
2021
This photo is part of a series that investigates self-reflection and a yearning to break the mold. Rather than appreciating only beautiful and perfect things, it is a world untainted by societal judgment, a celebration of imperfection. The photograph depicts a young man basking in artificial moonlight as he feels himself resonating with the derelict, messy background. The moonlight symbolises a spotlight shining on the young man, and his longing to accept his flaws.

© Tri Nguyen, Vietnam, Monthly Winner, Youth, 2022 Youth competition - Portraiture, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards

YOUTH COMPETITION SHORTLIST

The Youth competition shortlist features seven category winners from June to December 2021, who each responded to a different monthly theme. The young photographers shortlisted interpreted monthly themes such as Culture & Travel, Landscape, Portraiture, and Composition & Design. The monthly winners chosen come from an array of international territories, including Canada, USA, Australia and Vietnam, and range in age from 15 to 19 years old.

Youth Photographer of the Year is judged by Hideko Kataoka, Director of Photography at Newsweek Japan. The winner will receive a range of Sony digital imaging equipment to nurture their vision.

The overall winners in the Student, Youth, Open and Professional competitions of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022 will be announced on 12 April 2022. For more information about upcoming announcement and winners please visit

IMAGE CREDITS. LEFT TO RIGHT BY ROW:
© Ezra Bohm, The Netherlands, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2022
© Cameron Borg, Australia, Category Winner, Youth Competition, Culture & Travel, Sony World Photography Awards 2022
© Aidan Murgatroyd, South Africa, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2022
© Zinuo Shi, China Mainland, Category Winner, Youth Competition, Street Photography, Sony World Photography Awards 2022
© Oriel Naxhielly Martins, Argentina, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2022
© Xu Han, China Mainland, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2022
© Tri Nguyen, Vietnam, Category Winner, Youth Competition, Portraiture, Sony World Photography Awards 2022
© Chris Rosas Vargas, USA, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2022
© Elijah Baptiste, USA, Category Winner, Youth Competition, Composition & Design, Sony World Photography Awards 2022
© Sergey Pronin, Russian Federation, Student Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards 2022
© Rayhan Mundra’s, USA, Category Winner, Youth Competition, Wildlife & Nature, Sony World Photography Awards 2022

STUDENT COMPETITION SHORTLIST 

The Student shortlist showcases series of works by 10 students at leading international higher education institutions. For the 2022 competition, students were invited to submit a series of five to 10 images interpreting the brief Connections. Over the past two years we have had to think differently about how we connect in more ways than we could have imagined. The shortlisted entries have each been chosen for their nuanced and intelligent responses to this brief.

Connections to cultural identity and community are examined by several of the projects, while elsewhere the series explore connections through representations of togetherness . Connections to the past, and to family history were also central to several of the projects. The shortlisted students are from all across the world, with the list including photographers from India, Argentina, Russian Federation, China Mainland, Zambia and the Netherlands.

The winner of Student Photographer of the Year 2022 will be selected from the 10 students and announced on 12 April. Together with their university, the winner will be awarded Sony digital imaging equipment amounting to a combined total of €30,000.

This year’s Student shortlist was judged by Colin Czerwinski, Founder of NOICE Magazine.

For more information about upcoming announcement and winners please visit

TAGREE, I love the cultural work you do, I donate to show you my sincere appreciation:

or become a reader with a TAGREEplus+Pass for unlimted access

Don`t copy text!