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British Student Named Sony WPA Finalist - A British student who studies at Saint Martins has been named a finalist in the Sony World Photography Awards.
Today the World Photography Organisation announces that Scarlet Evans, a student at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design is a finalist in the Student Focus competition of the Sony World Photography Awards.
It provides a professional network of contacts and offers a variety of competitions, tutorials and opportunities to help talented emerging photographers to turn professional. Many of previous finalists of the Student Focus competition are now working regularly in the photography industry.
Scarlett Evans, aged 22 from Spitalfields, London is in her third year of BA Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins, London. She secured this place as one of the ten finalists from around the world with an image titled “#ThenewNewTestament”. The image was shot in response to a brief asking for a single image showing “Tomorrow’s News”.
Talking about the winning photograph Evans comments: “I took the winning image outside a church in Nashville, Tennessee, whilst travelling the South last spring. It seemed like such an incongruous juxtaposition of old and new faiths. The irony of it just made me laugh.”
Scarlet is one of ten finalists chosen from across the world who will each now compete for the Student Focus Photographer of the Year title and a 35,000 Euro prize.
All finalists, including Scarlet, will be brought to London on 30 April to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony and she will discover who is the overall winner of the Student Focus competition.
Scarlet will also have her work shown at Somerset House, London from 1-18 May as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition and published in the 2014 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.
For more information, take a look at the Student Focus section of the Sony WPO website.