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Portrait of Humanity 2020

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Portrait of Humanity is a global initiative by 1854 Media, publisher of British Journal of Photography.

First launched in 2018 in collaboration with Magnum Photos, Portrait of Humanity serves as a timely reminder, that despite our many differences, we are able to unite as a global community through the power of photography, to create one of the greatest collaborative photography exhibitions in history.

At its core, Portrait of Humanity is a celebration of our shared values: Individuality, Community, and Unity.

In our first edition, we invited photographers of all levels to show us the world through their eyes, to capture the many faces of humanity, and to document the universal expressions of life; laughter, courage, moments of reflection, journeys to work, first hellos, last goodbyes, and everything in between.

As part of Portrait of Humanity 2020, 200 shortlisted photographs will be published in the Portrait of Humanity Book, Vol.2, and will be exhibited in Space by Sent Into Space and transmitted through the universe in binary code — with the potential to be picked up and decoded by another civilisation! 30 winning images and three winning bodies of work will be exhibited at various locations across the world. Up to 100 commended images will also be exhibited digitally on Clear Channel screens internationally to be seen by millions.

Be part of the movement. Enjoy the first edition of the Portrait of Humanity book, visit an exhibition on the Portrait of Humanity 2019 Global Tour, or enter Portrait of Humanity 2020, now open for applications!​

Fees:

Paid

Prizes:

Open Category:
30 winning images will be exhibited worldwide as part of the Portrait of Humanity Global Tour 2020
*New* 200 shortlisted images will be exhibited in Space by Sent Into Space and transmitted through the universe in binary code — with the potential to be picked up and decoded by another civilisation!
200 shortlisted images will be featured in the Portrait of Humanity book, Vol.2, published by Hoxton Mini Press and distributed worldwide
Up to 100 commended images will also be exhibited digitally on Clear Channel screens internationally to be seen by millions
All commended, shortlisted and winning photographers will receive extensive international press coverage
Have your work judged by key industry leaders

Stories Category:
Three winning bodies of work will be exhibited worldwide as part of the Portrait of Humanity Global Tour 2020
Three winning bodies of work will be published in British Journal of Photography
All winning photographers will receive extensive international press coverage
Have your work judged by key industry leaders

Eligibility:

None

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Each entrant will be deemed to warrant that they own the entire copyright for the work or that they have permission from the licensee and/or copyright owner/s for the uses.
No copyright is transferred to 1854 Media & British Journal of Photography in respect of any works entered or accepted.
1854 Media & British Journal of Photography reserve the right to display, reproduce and publish in any media, any entry, without payment, for the sole purpose of Portrait of Humanity – this year and in future – and its promotion and publicity.

Theme:

Abstract Alternative process Cityscapes Conceptual Culture Urban Travel Street Photojournalism Documentary Portrait People Self-Portrait Multi-categories Open Theme