Image: Niccolo Rastrelli, Andrea, 25 May 2020, Firenze

Image: Niccolo Rastrelli, Andrea, 25 May 2020, Firenze

Portrait of Humanity 2021 Winners Announced


Three bodies of work and 30 single images have won the third edition of one of British Journal of Photography’s biggest awards

Portrait of Humanity 2021 tells a vast breadth of stories from around the globe. In this year of unprecedented struggle, the message of hope, courage, reflection and 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 PHOTO 2021 from 18 February until 7 March as a free outdoor exhibition, before moving on to the Belfast Photo Festival on 3 June, and Indian Photo Festival later in the year.


See the full list of winners and images here.

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March