Celebrating World Photography Day x World Humanitarian Day – August 19th, 2020

Fotografiska New York has teamed up with Photography 4 Humanity and the United Nations Human Rights office to celebrate World Photography Day and World Humanitarian Day on August 19th.

In recognition of these global days for awareness, we’re sharing images by the top 10 finalists from the 2019 Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Competition – a call to action for amateur and professional photographers who have best captured critical human rights issues of the past year through the medium of photography. 

World Humanitarian Day is a United Nations Day paying tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. This year World Humanitarian Day comes as the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic over recent months. Aid workers are overcoming unprecedented access hurdles to assist people in humanitarian crises in 54 countries, as well as in nine additional countries which have been catapulted into humanitarian need by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Submissions for the 2020 Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Competition are now open through August 31st. The Global Prize Recipient and Top 10 Finalists will be announced on December 10th, Human Rights Day, and will be invited to exhibit their work at Fotografiska New York as well as the United Nations Headquarters in NYC. The winning entry will also receive the Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize and a cash reward of $5,000 USD.

To submit your photos please visit https://www.photography4humanity.com/

A married couple drink coffee in the remains of their home in Souma.

2019 Photographer 4 Humanity Global Prize Recipient

Photographer: Sameer Al-Doumy
Location: Syria
Instagram: @sameer_aldoumy

A pregnant women from Mali, seeking asylum, awaits processing so she can move to a refugee camp.

2019 Photographer 4 Humanity Global Prize Top 10 Finalist

Photographer: Marco Panzetti
Location: Italy
Instagram: @m.panzetti

Brothers, once shepherds from the village of Sardoush Marivan, lost limbs to land minds and now play in a pool.

2019 Photographer 4 Humanity Global Prize Top 10 Finalist

Photographer: Pouya Bayat
Location: Iran
Instagram: @pouya_bayat

Rohingya refugee woman carries her son through the ocean after arriving on a boat in Bangladesh.

2019 Photographer 4 Humanity Global Prize Top 10 Finalist

Photographer: K M Asad
Location: Bangladesh
Instagram: @kmasad

Victims of aggression comfort one another in a healing session.

2019 Photographer 4 Humanity Global Prize Top 10 Finalist

Photographer: Ester Pérez Berenguer
Location: Guatemala
Instagram: @ester-perez-berenguer

A 14-year-old boy carries bricks in the Kathmandu Valley.

2019 Photographer 4 Humanity Global Prize Top 10 Finalist

Photographer: Luca Catalano Gonzaga
Location: Nepal
Instagram: @luca_catalano_gonzaga

A young man seeking refuge climbs aboard a Portuguese ship.

2019 Photographer 4 Humanity Global Prize Top 10 Finalist

Photographer: Rui Caria
Location: Mediterranean Sea
Instagram: @ruicaria

Haitian men with disabilities from the 2010 earthquake practice soccer together.

2019 Photographer 4 Humanity Global Prize Top 10 Finalist

Photographer: Javier Arcenillas
Location: Haiti
Instagram: @javierarcenillas

Afghan boys seeking refuge travel 30 hours in a bus fuel tank to Tehran.

2019 Photographer 4 Humanity Global Prize Top 10 Finalist

Photographer: Enayat Asadi
Location: Iran
Instagram: @enayat.asadi

A man with a development disability has become self-sufficient by processing and recycling plastic bottles in Chittagong.

2019 Photographer 4 Humanity Global Prize Top 10 Finalist

Photographer: Mohammed Rubel
Location: Bangladesh
Instagram: @photo.rubel

A woman sleeps on a trash pile beside the river in Dhaka.

2019 Photographer 4 Humanity Global Prize Top 10 Finalist

Photographer: Saiful Islam
Location: Bangladesh
Instagram: @saiful0007