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Friend-Ship

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

Anne Williams

Documentary Photography Historian
 

Aris Kourkoumelis

Asst. Curator of Photographs - The Royal Collection Trust 

 

Brandei Estes

Head of Photography, Sotheby's

 

Max Houghton

MA Photojournalism, London College of Communication

 

Michael Pritchard

Chief Executive, The Royal Photographic Society

 

Neil Kenlock

Social documentary photographer
 

Renée Mussai

Curator, Autograph ABP

 

Steve Macleod

Director, Metro Imaging

 

 

 

Judging Criteria

Previous Award Winners

This- Ability

Sujan Sarkar

(India)

Everyday Heroines

Carlo Saavedra

(Bogota')

imAge

Elise Jacob 

(New York)

 

 

 

Freedom to Love

Liza Van Der Stock

(Ghent)

 

 

Migration

Paolo Patrizi

(Rome)

 

How to help

All cash donations are invested in projects that aim to encourage a cultural dialogue between communities and countries worldwide.