ENTER HERE: Portrait of Humanity Photography Award

© Alessandra Sanguinetti / Magnum Photos

1854 Media, publisher of British Journal of Photography, together with Magnum Photos, are calling photographers from around the world to enter Portrait of Humanity.


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Enter Portrait of Humanity here: https://enter.portraitofhumanity.co/r/1akf/

Deadline: 08 January 2019


© Alessandra Sanguinetti / Magnum Photos

Portrait of Humanity is a new initiative, aiming to create one of the most far-reaching collaborative photography exhibitions in history.

The ​Portrait of Humanity photography award​ is focused on capturing the many faces of humanity. ​Inspired by ​individuality​​, community ​​and ​unity​​, it is a unique opportunity for photographers and individuals to celebrate our existence through the power of photography.

We want to get an insight into the lives of people from across the globe; to capture laughter, courage, and sorrow, moments of reflection, journeys to work, first hellos, last goodbyes, and everything that happens in between.

Entries are open​ to everyone, and to all interpretations of portraiture; self-portraits, group pictures, street photography. Share your depiction of humanity.


–  200 shortlisted images will be featured in the Portrait of Humanity Book
–  50 winning images will be exhibited at various locations around the world from
August – December 2019
– 20 images will be selected by Art on a Postcard, exhibited at Photo London and be featured on Paddle8 as well as included in the 2018 Photography on a postcard box set.
– 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will share $10,000 in grant awards to create projects that explore their interpretations of humanity
– All shortlisted and winning photographers will receive extensive international press coverage
– The chance to be interviewed and featured on BJP-Online


© Jean Baptiste Pellerin, Backtothestreet

The judging panel of Portrait of Humanity is comprised of international industry leaders, from curators, directors, media publishers and photographers of global repute.

The judges will select 200 shortlisted images for the Portrait of Humanity Book, published by Hoxton Mini Press and distributed worldwide. The 50 winning images will go on a worldwide tour to renowned museums, galleries and international photography festivals from August to December 2019.

Your work could be seen by thousands of people in world-leading venues, such as the Louisiana State Museum – one of the oldest, most prestigious cultural institutions in the US – and as part of high-profile festivals including PhotoNOLA, Lagos Photo Festival, Organ Vida, and at the National Centre for Photography in Australia.


Enter Portrait of Humanity here: https://enter.portraitofhumanity.co/r/1akf/

Deadline: 08 January 2019



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