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Portrait of Humanity

  • Open Call
  • Anywhere
  • 14/07/2022
  • Open Call
  • Anywhere
  • 14/07/2022

Website 1854 and British Journal of Photography

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Now in its fifth edition, the Portrait of Humanity award by 1854 and British Journal of Photography returns once more to celebrate that which unites us in a time of division

In an age of uncertainty, hardship and strife, it’s the little things that remind us of what it means to be human that matter more and more. Behind every struggle to protect the world that we call home, or the right to be who we are is a face of strength and courage.

Why enter?

Get published in a photobook

200 shortlisted images will be featured in the Portrait of Humanity book

Get exhibited worldwide

Portrait of Humanity sits amongst the most viewed photographic exhibitions in global history. 30 winning images and three winning bodies of work will be part of a major internationally-touring exhibition.

Get judged by industry leaders

Judges from past years include Alessandra Sanguinetti and Newsha Tavakolian, Magnum photographers; Fiona Shields, Head of Photography at the Guardian, and Mallory Benedict, Photo Editor at National Geographic

Get featured in international press

Alongside coveted print and digital coverage from BJP, Portrait of Humanity award winners have been featured by BBC, The GuardianThe TimesThe Independent, CNN, Metro and many more

Judges

Each year the Portrait of Humanity jury brings together prominent photography figures from around the world.

Claim your free entry

With the importance of our shared sense of humanity seemingly never more crucial than now, Portrait of Humanity Vol. 5 invites any photographer from any background, anywhere, to enter a portrait completely free of charge.

Show the world your Portrait of Humanity.

Register free via our submissions platform to claim your free entry.

Free applications for photographers in non-high-income locations

Photographers located in non-high-income countries can enter Portrait of Humanity Vol.5 for free. Are you eligible? See the list of qualifying countries, and complete the form via the link below.

Prizes

Stories Category

  • Three winning bodies of work will be exhibited worldwide in collaboration with selected photography festivals
  • Three winning bodies of work will be published in British Journal of Photography
  • All winning photographers will receive international press coverage

Open Category

  • 30 winning images will be exhibited worldwide in collaboration with selected photography festivals
  • 200 shortlisted images will be featured in the Portrait of Humanity book
Deadline: 14 July 2022 – 23:59 (UK Time).