Photography 4 Humanity | 2020 Global Prize
Photography 4 Humanity | 2020 Global PrizeDec 10, 2020 - Feb 14, 2021
Photography 4 Humanity is an international initiative that calls on photographers around the world to bring the power of human rights to life through their images. Highlighting the most compelling human rights stories –illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, and compassion, these images serve to inspire people to personally get involved and take a stand for human rights.
Fotografiska New York is pleased to present the winning image of Photography 4 Humanity’s 2020 Global Prize Recipient Anindito Mukherjee, entitled “The Last Rites” which captures both the human and systemic costs of COVID-19 in Delhi.
The Last Rites
New Delhi, India
The opening will be marked by a live conversation featuring Chief of External Relations of of United Nations Human Rights, Laurent Sauveur; President of Photography 4 Humanity, David Rose; Director of Exhibitions for Fotografiska New York, Amanda Hajjar; and Fotografiska New York, Exhibitions Manager Meredith Breech discussing this year’s winner and top ten finalists. Following the month-long installation, the images will move on to be showcased globally via a virtual exhibit by the United Nations.
Our hope is that these images will inspire more photographers to document human rights issues around the world, and inspire all of us to personally take a stand against human rights violations.
2020 Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Competition Results
Global Prize Recipient: Anindito Mukherjee (India)
Photography 4 Humanity Top 10 Finalists:
Joédson Alves (Brazil) – “Conflict of Cultures”
Sharwar Hossain Apo (Bangladesh) – “Faith”
Arie Basuki (Indonesia) – “Hope to Get Well”
Louis Mack (France) – “Protest Embrace”
Maryam Majd (Iran) – “Freedom in Freedom”
Luis Teixeira Mendes (Brazil) – “A Evolução das Espécies”
Emeke Obanor (Nigeria) – “Heroes 3”
Constanza Portnoy (Argentina) – “Life Force: What Love Can Save” Mohammed Shajahan (Bangladesh) – “Their Home”
Totok Wijayanto (Indonesia) – “COVID-19 Funeral”
Sharwar Hossain Apo
2020 Global Prize Eminent Judges
Kristen Ashburn – American photojournalist, Winner of the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism Award and two World Press Photo prizes
Elisabeth Biondi – Former Visuals Editor, The New Yorker (1996-2011), Independent Curator, Writer and Teacher
Robert Clark – Freelance Photographer whose work appears in publications and organizations including National Geographic, award-winning novel “Friday Night Lights,” and The National Football League. Clark’s new book “Friday Night Lives” includes a selection of his previously unpublished photos plus portraits of the players and the community as they are today.
Ruth Eichhorn – Former Director of Photography (1994 to 2015) and editor-at-large (2016) at GEO magazine, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. Jury member of competitions including the Unicef Photo of the Year (2000-present),World Press Photo (2004, 2006, 2010), POYi (Picture of the Year Award), CHIPP (Chinese International Press Photo), World Photography Award, Visual Lead Award in Germany and many others.
Amanda Hajjar – Director of Exhibitions, Fotografiska New York
Michael Itkoff – Artist and cofounder of Fabl and Daylight Books. His words have appeared in The New York Times Lens blog, Art Asia Pacific, Nueva Luz, Conscientious blog and the Forward, among others
Robert Pledge – Co-Founder of international independent picture agency Contact Press Images in New York. Served as the editor of the French visual arts magazine Zoom and director of the New York office of the photography agency Gamma.
David Rose – Photographer, Producer, and President of Photography 4 Humanity
Laurent Sauveur – Chief External Outreach, United Nations Human RightsChief of External Relations, United Nations Human Rights
For more information, visit: photography4humanity.com