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Evolution / Belong Works from Sony World Photography Awards 2019 Student Competition

Sony Imaging Gallery is focusing its exhibition of works from the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) on the Student Competition.

Open to students who are studying photography, the Student Competition received over 300 entries from around the world this year. All entries were judged in the first round on the theme of “Evolution”. Ten works (1 from each continent + 4 judges’ choices) were selected from them and advanced to a second round of judging for which the theme this year was “Belong”.

At this exhibition, you can see the below 7 works from the 10 that made it to the second round.

From the first round of judging

"No one could catch me"
Tobias Kobborg Kristensen(Danish School of Media and Journalism, Denmark)
"Wire Formation"
Sounak Das(Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Bangladesh)

From the second round of judging

"I sit here now once; do you think it will be different to sit here again?"
Cassidy Power(University of Auckland-Elam School of Fine Arts, New Zealand)
"Soul of The Wild"
Nur Hidayati Binti Abd. Rahim(Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia)
"Made in Québec"
Léonie Synnott-Bruson(College de Matane, Canada)
"Adieu"
Joel Davies(University of the Arts London, UK)

Sutudent Photographer of the Year

"La Terreta"
Sergi Villanueva(Universidad Jaume I, Spain)

About the Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards is a photo contest that Sony has sponsored since 2007 as a contribution to the continuing development of the photographic arts. It provides a broad platform for photographers of various levels of development and works of a wide range of genre, via 4 competitions: Professional (10 categories), Open (10 categories), Youth (ages 12 - 19) and Student. Now in its 12th year, the 2019 contest received some 330,000 entries from 195 countries and territories, making it one of the largest photo competitions in the world. Besides prize money and merchandise, winners are given a boost in launching and promoting their careers via opportunities to show at a syndicated exhibition in London, England, post their work in the awards book published by Sony every year and receive international media exposure. The syndicated exhibition mentioned above is held every spring at the Somerset House in London, England. It is a must-see cultural event in London that draws over 30,000 visitors from around the world.

Concurrent Event

Sony World Photography Awards 2019

Wining works from the 4 competitions -- Professional (10 categories), Open (10 categories), Youth (ages 12 - 19) and Student -- will be exhibited on all floors. There will also be a special presentation on the purpose and history of the SWPA.