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Photography 4 Humanity 2021 Global Prize

10 December 2021

Photography 4 Humanity is an international initiative that calls on photographers from around the world to bring the power of human rights to life through their images.

Highlighting the most compelling human rights imagery – illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, and compassion in ways small and large – the images serve to inspire people to personally get involved and take a stand for human rights.

The work of the 2021 Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Recipient and Top 10 Finalists will be exhibited at Fotografiska New York on December 10, 2021 –Human Rights Day.

The 2021 Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Recipient and Top 10 Finalists will also have their work exhibited at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and online.

The exhibit is developed to highlight the top finalists of the Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Competition and to inspire photographers to document the power of human rights around the world. It is created and organized by David Clark Cause (DCC) in collaboration with and in support of UN Human Rights.

“A thirsty Earth”, West Bengal, India (March, 2021).
Women searching for water because they do not have sufficient sources of water for daily use due to severe droughts.
Photo/Apratim Pal

  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

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