The 'Portrait of Humanity' Photo Award Celebrates the Beauty of Human Existence

By Jenna Black - 3 min read

Presented by British Journal of Photography and MAGNUM, The Portrait of Humanity photography award is focused on capturing the many faces of humanity.

Portrait of Humanity is a new initiative aiming to create one of the most far-reaching collaborative photography exhibitions in history. Inspired by individuality, community and unity, it’s a unique opportunity for photographers and individuals to celebrate our existence through the power of photography.

Call for Entries: Portrait of Humanity Photo Award

The jury is looking for insight into the lives of people from across the globe; to capture laughter, courage, and sorrow, moments of reflection, journeys to work, first hellos, last goodbyes, and everything that happens in between. Entries are open to everyone, and to all interpretations of portraiture; self-portraits, group pictures, street photography. Share with us your depiction of humanity.

By © Alessandra Sanguinetti, Magnum Photos


By issuing a global call for entries, photographers of any level are invited to show their interpretation of humanity. 200 shortlisted images will be featured in the Portrait of Humanity Book, 50 winning images chosen by the panel of judges will be exhibited at various locations across the world. 2nd and 3rd place winners will each receive $2,500, and one 1st place winner will receive $5,000 to create a project exploring their interpretation of humanity.

Submissions are open now until January 8, 2019.

Enter Now!

By © Newsha Tavakolian, Magnum Photos

By © Jacob Aue Sobol, Magnum Photos

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By © Christian Sinibaldi

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© Jean-Baptiste Pellerin, Backtothestreet

Submissions to The ‘Portrait of Humanity’ Photo Award are open now until January 8, 2019. Enter Now for a chance to get exhibited at various locations across the world.

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