Photography 4 Humanity 2020

The Global Prize Recipient will receive $5,000 USD


The United Nations supported project – Photography 4 Humanity is an international initiative that calls on photographers around the world to bring to life the power of human rights through their images. Highlighting the most compelling imagery — illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, hate, compassion, human rights failures or victories in ways small and large, the images will serve to inspire people to personally get involved and take a stand for human rights.

Our esteemed jury is looking for compelling, dynamic and impactful images that tell the story of the challenges facing those people living in human rights crisis zones as well as photos of hope that depict the heroes working to deliver solutions to the difficult realities in their regions.

All images must have been taken between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020.


- The Global Prize Recipient will receive $5,000 USD
- The Global Prize Recipient and Top 10 Finalists’ photographs will be exhibited at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC and Fotografiska New York

In addition to the United Nations Gallery, as part of an exciting new partnership announced in 2020, the Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Recipient and Top 10 Finalists will also have their work exhibited at Fotografiska New York in recognition of UN Human Rights Day – December 10th.


You must be at least 18 years of age or older to enter

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The winning entry along with the photographs of the Top 10 finalists will be included in the Photography 4 Humanity United Nations Exhibit as well as Photography 4 Humanity Fotografiska Exhibits. The winning submissions may also be included in future traveling group gallery exhibitions and/or screenings and projections at arts and photography festivals worldwide. All photographers retain the copyright of his or her images, and proper credit lines will be attributed to each individual photographer when exhibited or displayed anywhere by Photography 4 Humanity.


Documentary People Photojournalism