Photography Award winners

Entitled 'Friend-Ship', our 2019 Award aimed to recover the place and value of friendship.
Friends are vital to our lives and for our mental health. According to the Institute of National Statistics, 2018 saw the most dramatic rise in UK suicides ever with 6507 people taking their own lives. Isolation is a main reason for suicide.
Friendship, togetherness, and connection, then, are as vital as ever.
Photographers worldwide, professional or amateur, were invited to reach out to family and friends, to take a celebratory portrait or an image encapsulating the meaning of friendship.

We received over four thousand photographic entries from 58 different countries. This is gallery contains a selection of 30 finalists.

A selection of images will be showcased at the Houses of Parliament in the coming spring.

Winner Awards 2019

The Jury

Michael Pritchard

Director of Programmes, The Royal Photographic Society


Anne Williams

Documentary Photography Historian


Maria Falconer FRPS

Dance Photographer


Fabienne Bowden 

Dance Therapist


Niall McDiarmid

Urban Photographer


Peter Lovatt

Dance Psychologist

Judging Criteria

Previous Award Winners


Debdatta Chakraborty


This- Ability

Sujan Sarkar


Everyday Heroines

Carlo Saavedra



Elise Jacob 

(New York)




Freedom to Love

Liza Van Der Stock





Paolo Patrizi



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