The World Photography Organisation has named the shortlisted photographers in the Student and Youth competitions of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022.













Works by shortlisted Australian photographers in the Youth and Student Photographer of the Year awards: Left: © Cameron Borg (Australia, 17 years old, Culture & Travel) shows a lone surfer photographed from above in the turbulent swell. Right: © Angela Stoll (University of Wollongong); two images from her series ‘Even When We’re Breathing, We’re Moving’ examining the idea of movement as a passage of time through long-exposure black and white images of a dancer within an abandoned space.

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. The Student shortlist works by 10 students at leading international higher education institutions, who were asked to submit a series of five to 10 images on the theme of Connections. shortlisted submissions came from the following students:

  • Aidan Murgatroyd, South Africa, Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography
  • Alexander Komenda, Canada, Aalto University, Finland
  • Angela Stoll, Australia, University of Wollongong
  • Chris Rosas Vargas, USA, Parsons
  • Dennis Mubanga Kabwe, Zambia, Open Window University Zambia
  • Ezra Bohm, The Netherlands, Nederlandse Acedemie voor Beeldcreatie
  • Oriel Naxhielly Martins, Argentina, ENFO Escuela De Fotografía
  • Sachi Deshmukh, India, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Italy
  • Sergey Pronin, Russian Federation, Docdocdoc School of Modern Photography
  • Xu Han, China Mainland, Nanjing University of the Arts

The Youth competition shortlist features seven category winners from June to December 2021, who each responded to a different monthly theme. Featured entrants are:

  • COMPISITION & DESIGN: Elijah Baptiste, USA
  • STREET PHOTOGRAPHY: Zinuo Shi, China Mainland
  • LANDSCAPE: Emery Sanderson, Canada
  • CULTURE & TRAVEL: Cameron Borg, Australia
  • WILDLIFE & NATURE: Rayhan Mundra, USA
  • PORTRAITURE: Tri Nguyen, Vietnam
  • OPEN CALL: Benjamin Joel, USA

The overall winners in the Student, Youth, Open and Professional competition of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022 will be announced on 12 April 2022. Click here for details of the upcoming announcement and winners.