Malaysian teen in top 7 of Sony World Photo competition

TOKYO, 24 Jan 2023:

Malaysian teenager Edmond Leong has been selected as one of the seven top candidates in the Youth competition of the Sony World Photography Awards 2023.

Themed ‘Your Everyday’, entrants were asked to share their unique view of the world around them and Leong, aged 19, captured the shifting expressions on the faces of children in a crowd scene.

The other entries for this category are:

  • Liberty McAuley (UK, 15) featured two children playing tag in a water fountain on a hot summer’s day,
  • Natálie Navrátilová (Czech Republic, 18) pondered the world we are leaving behind for the next generation in an image of children swimming amidst plastic fish,
  • Hai Wang (China Mainland, 16) photographed rows of perfectly aligned and deserted chairs at a school opening ceremony, highlighting the impact of the pandemic on large social gatherings,
  • Eason Zhang (China Mainland, 14) snapped a dog with its head hanging out of the window, juxtaposed with the reflection of its owner in the rear-view mirror,
  • Katarzyny Akermana (Poland, 19) showed the wild beauty of the animal world in a dramatic image of a horse and rider, shot against the setting sun, and
  • Emily Cho (Republic of Korea, 16) presented a self-portrait that shows how the stresses of her studies have imprinted upon her identity.

. The winner will receive a range of Sony digital imaging equipment to nurture their vision.

In the Student competition, 10 entries from leading international higher education institutions were shortlisted for submissions to the brief ‘In a Changing World’, highlighting positive stories of development and progress from across the globe.

The winner will be announced at the Sony World Photography Awards 2023 ceremony in London on April 13 and the overall winning university will receive Sony digital imaging equipment worth €30,000.

These images will go on display as part of the Sony World Photography Awards 2023 exhibition at Somerset House, London from April 14 to May 1.