The 50 winning and 200 shortlisted Portrait of Humanity images have been announced.
1854 Media, publisher of British Journal of Photography, in partnership with Magnum Photos, have created Portrait of Humanity - an award aiming to unite the global community through the power of photography. The winning and shortlisted portraits have now been revealed to the world. They show that there is more that unites us than sets us apart.
The judging panel, comprised of international industry leaders, have selected the 50 winning portraits. Each will be exhibited at celebrated galleries, museums and photography festivals across the world.
The 50 winning portraits will embark on a global tour from September 2019 - January 2020.
● September 2019, Organ Vida International Photography Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
● October – November 2019, LagosPhoto Festival, Lagos, Nigeria
● November 2019, National Centre For Photography, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
● November 2019 – January 2020, Louisiana State Museum as part of PhotoNOLA Festival, New Orleans, United States
The 200 shortlisted portraits will be featured in the Portrait of Humanity book, published by Hoxton Mini Press and distributed worldwide. The Portrait of Humanity book is available for pre-order here.
View the 50 winning images here: bjp.photo/pohwinner
View the 200 shortlisted images here: bjp.photo/pohshortlist
(links live 7 May 2019)
The 100 commended images, chosen by Clear Channel, will be announced in the coming weeks. These will be displayed on Clear Channel out-of-home digital screens worldwide, and seen by millions.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will share $10,000 in grant awards, to create projects that explore their interpretations of humanity. They will also be announced in the coming weeks.
20 images have also been chosen by Photography on a Postcard. These will be on display at Photo London, and contribute to the The Hepatitis C Trust’s campaign to eliminate the hepatitis C virus by 2025.
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● Shortlist & Winners Announcement: 7 May 2019
● Portrait of Humanity book launch party - 23 May 2019
● Touring Global Exhibition: September 2019 - February 2020
Portrait of Humanity Book
We are inviting you to join us in celebrating the launch party of the first ever Portrait of Humanity book, published by Hoxton Mini Press.
On Thursday 23 May 2019 we will be joined by a selection of the winning and shortlisted artists that have been featured in the book, to celebrate Portrait of Humanity’s global impact and achievements.
There will be a DJ, drinks and the chance to meet everyone who has contributed to this year’s award.
Notes to editors:
About Portrait of Humanity
Portrait of Humanity is a new global initiative by 1854 Media, publisher of British Journal of Photography, in partnership with Magnum Photos.
As an evolution of Portrait of Britain, an award focused on capturing the many faces of modern Britain, Portrait of Humanity shows how our differences unite us on a global scale. It serves as a timely reminder, that despite our many differences, we are able to unite as a global community to create one of the greatest collaborative photography exhibitions in history.
About 1854 Media & British Journal of Photography:
1854 Media is an award-winning digital media organisation with a global audience of photographers, arts lovers and industry experts.
At 1854’s core is British Journal of Photography, the world’s longest running photography title, which has been showcasing pioneers of the art form since 1854. It manifests in a monthly publication that takes an international perspective on contemporary photography, focusing on fine art and documentary, and the cutting edge of editorial and commercial practices. It has also created internationally renowned photography awards – including OpenWalls, Portrait of Britain™, BJP International Photography Award, Female in Focus and Portrait of Humanity™ all of which aim to discover and promote new talent.
Studio 1854 is the visual content agency of British Journal of Photography. Drawing on their global community of creatives, they create stories for brands through photography, film and journalism. In tandem, Studio 1854 also offers paid opportunities for photographers to produce new and creatively challenging work.
About Magnum Photos:
Magnum Photos is an artist’s cooperative of great diversity and distinction, owned by its photographer members. We represent some of the world’s most renowned photographers, maintaining its founding ideals and idiosyncratic mix of journalist, artist and storyteller. Our photographers share a vision to chronicle world events, people, places and culture with a powerful narrative that defies convention, shatters the status quo, redefines history and transforms lives.
For over 70 years Magnum Photos has been providing the highest quality photographic content to an international client base of media, charities, publishers, brands and cultural institutions. Since its establishment, it has remained loyal to its original values of uncompromising excellence, truth, respect and independence.
About Clear Channel International:
Clear Channel International is the international business division of leading global out-of-home media company, Clear Channel Outdoor. Our diverse portfolio spans 22 countries throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Driven by a perfect storm of social and consumer trends, fuelled by technology, enriched with data and amplified by the creative possibilities of digital out-of-home, the world’s oldest advertising medium is transforming into a digital media for the 21st Century. We boost brands by connecting them with the people they want to reach with media and ideas that enlighten, entertain, challenge and influence.
By living to our values of Freedom, Flexibility, Forward Thinking, Fulfilling Promises, Fairness and Fast, we share an attitude and approach that spans many cultures and languages across the globe.
About Hoxton Mini Press:
Hoxton Mini Press is an award-winning independent publisher based in East London. We started out by making photography books just about Hackney, working with local artists and writers, but now we produce books about topics all over the world. Nevertheless, we are still inspired by local, urban stories of neighbourhood life told through rich photography. As the world goes digital we believe that books, and the
stories within them, should be cherished and passed down through generations.