Photographers of the future: Sony World Photography Awards Student Focus finalists

'Jackpot', by Aimee Turner (UK). Student Focus Finalist, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

The judges of the Sony World Photography Awards Student Focus competition have named their ten finalists. They come from ten different countries, across six continents, and were selected from 230 universities.

The finalists can't sit back and rest on their submitted images to be in with a chance of bagging €35,000-worth of Sony photography equipment for their college or university, though. They've been given a brand new Sony Alpha 65 and the brief of shooting a series of between six and ten images on the theme of family.

All of the finalists will, however, see their final-making photos exhibited at Somerset House as part of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition between 26 April and 12 May 2013. They'll also be treated to a trip to London for the gala awards ceremony on 25 April.

The final-making images are on the carousel up there. What do you think? Is this a good example of the depth of student photography and how does it make you feel for the future?

And for the record, here are the finalists:

  • Zanele Plaatjie, Vaal University of Technology, South Africa
  • Eugene Soh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Anshul Mehrotra, Jamia Millia Islamia, Dehli, India
  • Andrea Azema, École nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium
  • Natalia Wiernik, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland
  • Sarai Rua Fargues, Institut D’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
  • Aimee Turner, Coleg Sir Gâr, Carmarthen, Wales
  • Marcelo Sanchez, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Kim Annan, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Maria Candelaria Rivera Gadea, Escuela Motivarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina