The World Photography Organisation has announced the shortlisted photographers in the Student and Youth competitions of the Sony World Photography Awards 2023.

The Student competition shortlist showcases bodies of works by 10 students at leading international higher education institutions. For this year’s competition, students were invited to submit a series of five to 10 images responding to the brief In a Changing World, highlighting positive stories of development and progress from across the globe. The shortlisted work shows how these student photographers are responding to the changes in the world around them in diverse and nuanced ways.

The selected photographers are:
Amy Gajjar (South Africa). Red & Yellow Creative School of Business, South Africa
Arianna Todisco (Italy), CFP Bauer, Italy
Bobby Cheung (China Mainland), New York University Tisch School of the Arts, USA
Kaiyu Dong (China Mainland), School of Visual Arts, USA
Lidan Xu (China Mainland), Tama Art University, Japan
Long Jing (China Mainland), Yunnan Arts University, China Mainland
Maria Camila Ramirez Castañeda (Colombia), Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
Mary Ashokeji, UK Ravensbourne University London, UK
Nelly Farmiloe (New Zealand), Photography Studies College, Australia
Petra Bašnáková (Slovakia), Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

The Youth competition shortlist features works by seven photographers under the age of 19. This year, entrants were invited to respond to the theme Your Everyday and share their unique view of the world around them.

The shortlisted photographers are:
Eason Zhang (China Mainland)
Edmond Leong (Malaysia)
Emily Cho (Republic of Korea)
Hai Wang (China Mainland)
Katarzyny Akermana (Poland)
Liberty McAuley (UK)
Natálie Navrátilová (Czech Republic)

The overall winners in the Student, Youth, Open and Professional competitions of the Sony World Photography Awards 2023 will be announced on 13 April 2023. More information about upcoming announcements and winners is available at