Promoting the importance of cultural diversity and social inclusion is central to the mission of youmanity. To this end, several projects are devised and delivered every year - previous projects have explored themes as diverse as human...
The Everyday Heroine
Over three thousand photographic submissions were received from 57 different countries.
The main subject of the photographs represented family members as well as women from various professional fields. The emerging theme was twofold:
1. Women go to extreme lengths to provide for their families, regardless of status and environmental variables
2. Women who have had access to education and financial support are stakeholders in society.
Whilst the above themes are already well documented, our contest had the main objective of celebrating Women, to be their voice. The Everyday Heroine photography contest also explored the concept of gender discrimination. To this end, many photographs revealed that discrimination is very much still part of modern society.
The following 23 submissions, presented to the jury on 22nd June 2017, identified the following winner and the runners up.
Winner Awards 2017
Creative Director, PhotoLab, London College of Communication
Head of Photographs Department, Sotheby's
Carola Syz Projects
Francesca Filippini Pinto
General Manager, Christie's South Kensington
Rosemary Wilman HonFRPS
The Royal Photographic Society Past-President
Head of Development, Engagement, Culture, Tate Gallery
Previous Award Winners
imAge - challenging stereotypes of older people
Elise Jacob - New York
Freedom to Love
Liza Van Der Stock - Ghent
Home, my Place in the World
Menno Aden - Berlin
Migration, Stories of a Journey
Paolo Patrizi - Rome
How to help
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