The Everyday Heroine - finalists annouced

On 22nd June the Everyday Heroine panel of judges had the hard task of identifying the finalists of this sensitive photography award.

Judging the submissions were:

Anne Williams - Creative Director, London College of Communication

Brandei Estes -Head of Photographs Department, Sotheby's

Carola Syz- Carola Syz Projects

Francesca Filippini Pinto - General Manager, Christie's South Kensington

Rosemary Wilman HonFRPS - The Royal Photographic Society Past-President

Vilma Nikolaidou - Head of Development, Engagement, Culture, Tate Gallery


All photographers, both amateurs and professionals, presented incredible images of true modern heroines from all over the world. It is incredible to think that there are women raising their families in caves in North Africa or women rummaging through land fills in search of livelihood for their families. 

Youmanity must stress that ALL participants to this award are winners in their own right. Their amazing photographic submissions reveal that social inequality and gender discrimination are very much part of modern society still.  


The finalists are as follows:


Alessandro Falco Ana Caroline de Lima Antonio Aragon Renuncio Bambang Wirawan Carlos Saavedra Jean-Claude Chincheré Julia Gunther Karoliina Paatos Makoveeva Svetlana  Max Pelgrims MD Rafayat Haque Khan Milos Bicanski Mohammad Rakibul Hasan Santanu Dey Sourav Karmakar Stephane de Rouville Sujan Sarkar Syed Mahabubul Kader Ulla Lohmann YuanPeng


Youmanity congratulates ALL participants as all of you are winners. By sending photographs you have helped raise awareness of important human conditions some of which are still considered taboos in some parts of the world. Most importantly, you have celebrated the extraordinary women in your/our lives whom Youmanity applauds most heartedly.

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