The next generation of photographers shortlisted in student and youth Sony World Photo Awards 2024

Sony World Photography Awards 2024
Appleby (Image credit: © Frederik Rüegger, Germany, Shortlist, Student Competition, Sony World Photography Awards 2024)

It feels like no time has passed since we made the final announcement about the Sony World Photo Awards 2023 and already the shortlist for the 2024 Student and Youth award has been announced. Unlike most photography competitions, the Sony World Photography Awards drip feed the winners over a few months, leading to a black-tie awards ceremony held in London where the winners are invited to accept the award. 

In the short amount of time between the 2023 competition and this year’s, the photography landscape has changed drastically with discussions around AI at the forefront. After Borris Eldagsen’s controversial win and subsequent non-acceptance, the Sony World Photo rules now specify that generated content cannot be the origin of entry although AI could be used in the editing process. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.