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


Everyday Heroines

Carlo Saavedra



Elise Jacob 

(New York)




Freedom to Love

Liza Van Der Stock





Paolo Patrizi



How to help

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