Sony World Photography Awards 2011 - Student Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2011 Sony World Photography Awards Student Focus competition has been revealed.
One of the world's most high-profile student photography competitions, it is open to universities worldwide that hold a photography programme. Over 200 institutions across 6 continents have submitted photographs this year, growing from just 10 universities when the competition started in 2007.
Created in partnership with the Young Tate Online, this year's student competition was briefed based on the photographic exhibition EXPOSED at Tate Modern, London and students were asked to submit images drawn on themes explored within the exhibition.
10 photographers, one from each of the shortlisted institutions have now been chosen to compete in the final competition with the winner being announced at an awards ceremony in London on 27 April 2011. All shortlisted photographers will take part in the World Photography Festival at Somerset House, London and their images will be exhibited as part of the World Photography Festival London.
The 10 shortlisted institutions are as follows:
Finland, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Linda Varoma
France, École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Juliette Martin
France, Ecole Nationale Superieure Louis Lumiere, Louis Boulet   
Russia, St Petersburg State University of Film and TV, Nadya Gorodetskaya
UK, London College of Fashion, Nicol Vizioli    
Australia, RMIT, Rory Gardiner                       
North America    
New York, Tisch School of Art, New York University, Jonno Rattman
South America    
Argentina, Motivarte, Escuela de Fotografía, Juan Troncoso               
Bangladesh, Pathshala South Asian Media Academy, Tushikur Rahman
Africa/Middle East    
South Africa, Tshwane University of Technology, Frank Marshall
A prestigious judging panel including notable figures from the photographic community selected the shortlist, while the brief for the next stafe of the competition is 'Actions speak louder than words'. The 10 shortlisted photographers will be asked to produce a series of images on the subject of actions and movement using Sony Alpha cameras.
The winning photographer will be awarded around €45,000 worth of Sony digital imaging equipment.
For more information on the competition, visit the Sony World Photography Awards website or scroll through the gallery of shortlisted photos above. You can also see images from the main Sony World Photography Awards 2011 shortlist in a previous news story.

See a gallery of shortlisted photographs from high-profile student competition section of the Sony World Photography Awards 2011

© Tushikur Rahman

© Tushikur RahmanBangladesh, Pathshala South Asian Media Academy

© Nicol VizioliUK, London College of Fashion

© Linda VaromaFinland, Novia University of Applied Sciences

© Nadya GorodetskayaRussia, St Petersburg State University of Film and TV

© Juan TroncosoArgentina, Motivarte, Escuela de Fotografía

© Jonno RattmanNew York, Tisch School of Art, New York University

© Louis Boulet France, Ecole Nationale Superieure Louis Lumiere

© Juliette MartinFrance, École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie

© Rory GardinerAustralia, RMIT


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