London College of Communication student shortlisted for Sony World Photography Awards 2012
London College of Communication (LCC) photography student Thamyres Matarozzi is one of ten finalists from across six continents shortlisted for the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards Student Focus competition, the most prestigious photography award for students. Her image entitled Salar de Uyuni is based on the philosophy of the haiku poem – depicting a ‘fleeting moment’, or ‘the decisive moment’.
“The photograph shows a salt desert in the south of
Thamyres, 25, came to
She now has just a month to complete the second challenge, to produce a series of images on the theme of ‘Your world in colour’. Meanwhile her work will be exhibited as part of World Photo,
Professor Sandra Kemp, Head of College at LCC, says: “LCC is very proud that our student Thamyres Matarozzi has been shortlisted for such a prestigious award. She follows many fine photographers including Rankin and Tom Hunter who have learned their trade at the College.”
Student Focus has established itself as the world’s most high profile student photography award and is open to universities worldwide that run a photography programme. The shortlist was selected by a prestigious judging panel comprising World Photography Organisation (WPO) members indulging: Carl de Keyser Photographer and Co-Founder & Director of the XYZ Photography Gallery; Sarah Toplis Commissioning Editor for Young Tate and Virginia Morrison Executive Director of the Society for Photographic Education.