Final year BA (Hons) Commercial Photography student, Kate Davis, has been shortlisted in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

Logging on to Love focuses on the development of sex robots and cybersex and was selected from 230,103 images from 186 countries.

Having taken part in Europe’s first feminist summer school in Brussels last year, her work is driven by a keen interest in feminist and socio-political issues.

Kate tells us more: “Logging on to Love addresses the issues surrounding the development of sex robots and cybersex. This encouraged me to question what are our ethics when it comes to robots and what does this mean for the future of human interaction and intimacy? As a young photographer I feel overwhelmed and delighted to be shortlisted in the professional competition and have the opportunity to share my work with a wider audience, at such a prestigious event.”

BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance students Wicia Rynkiewicz (prosthetics artist) and Charlotte Hawkins (MUA) were also involved with the project.

Kate is now in the running to win the prestigious L’Iris D’Or/ Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year title and a $25,000 (USD) cash prize plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment. The winners will be announced Thursday 21st April.

Work from all of the shortlisted photographers will be shown at Somerset House, London from 22nd April – 8th May as part of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. Tickets are available to purchase now.