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2020 Winners

1854 Media and British Journal of Photography are thrilled to announce the 30 winning single images and three bodies of work of Portrait of Humanity 2020. Alongside the 200 shortlisted images, Portrait of Humanity 2020 tells a vast breadth of stories from around the globe. In this year of unprecedented struggle, the message of hope, courage, reflectionand resilience is now more important than ever.
The images will be exhibited in the Portrait of Humanity Global Tour, which will first be shown at the Capa Center (Hungary) from 4 September until 11 October, before moving on to the Indian Photo Festival on 12 November.

Winning three bodies of work

The 200 shortlisted images make up the Portrait of Humanity book, Vol 2, published by Hoxton Mini Press and now available to buy — at a time when global separation has rendered community and unity more important than ever.


We’d like to thank the judges of this year’s edition:

Mallory Benedict – Photo Editor, National Geographic and Managing Director, Women Photograph, US
István Virágvölgyi – Curator at the Capa Center, Hungary
Caroline Hunter – Picture editor, The Guardian, UK
Joe Sidek – Photographer and founder of Arts & Culture Festival in George Town Malaysia, Asia
Elizabeth Krist – Consulting Photo Editor, National Geographic, USA
Carol Allen-Storey – Photojournalist & Lecturer, UK

Deadline: 22 October 2020 - 23:59 (UK Time). 1854 Access Members can enter all our awards for free!

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