Akodessawa #01, Lomé, Togo © Francesco Merlini, Portrait of Humanity 2020 Winner

Akodessawa #01, Lomé, Togo © Francesco Merlini, Portrait of Humanity 2020 Winner

PHOTO 2021 and 1854 to launch Portrait of Humanity Global Tour in Melbourne


We are excited to partner with 1854, the publishers of the British Journal of Photography, to present Portrait of Humanity for the first time in Australia at PHOTO 2021.

Portrait of Humanity 2021 invites photographers, of any level, to show their interpretation of humanity. It seeks to celebrate our shared values of individuality, community, and unity, and to show that despite our many differences, we are able to unite as a global community through the power of photography. 2020 has been a year of unprecedented global struggle. Portrait of Humanity is looking for photographers to shine a light on a tumultuous time in our history.



– 30 winning images and three winning bodies of work will be exhibited worldwide as part of the Portrait of Humanity Global Tour 2021, including at PHOTO 2021 as a free outdoor exhibition

– Three winning bodies of work will be published in British Journal of Photography

– 200 shortlisted images will be featured in the Portrait of Humanity Book, Vol.3

– Up to 100 commended images will also be exhibited digitally on Clear Channel screens internationally to be seen by millions

For more information and to enter, visit: www.portraitofhumanity.co

Entries close on 22 October 2020 11:59pm (UK Time) / 23 October 9:59am (Melbourne Time)

Portrait of Humanity 2020 Winners Gallery

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.

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