Honor Roll: Announcing the winners of the Global Peace Photo Award 2021

Winner of the Global Peace Photo Award – Peace Image of the Year 2021, worth € 10000, is Maggie Shannon, USA, with an image from her work „Extreme Pain, but Also Extreme Joy“

„Extreme Pain, but Also Extreme Joy“ by Maggie Shannon, USA is the Peace Image of the Year 2021.

The winners of the Global Peace Photo Award 2021, who received the Alfred Fried Peace Medal are (in alphabetical order):

„Extreme Pain, but Also Extreme Joy“, Maggie Shannon, USA
„Meeting Sofie (Apr 2018 – 2020)“, Snezhana von Büdingen, Germany
„One and a Half Acres: Images from America’s Decommissioned Minuteman Missile Silos“, Nate Hofer, USA
„Our Journey“, Shabana Zahir, Afghanistan / Greece
„Peace and Strength“, Derrick Ofosu Boateng, Ghana

Winner of the The Children’s Peace Image of the Year, worth € 1000, is Aadhyaa Aravind Shankar, India, with her image Lap of Peace.

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A sidenote on Shabana Zahir: Shabana (20), has been living in the Diavata refugee camp near Thessaloniki in Greece for a good two years. The Italian NGO „A hand for a smile – for children“, gave her access to photography, whereupon she captured everyday life in the refugee camp as well as the emotions and longings of its residents in an expressive way.

Click here for the shortlist of the Global Peace Photo Award 2021.
Click here for the shortlist of the Children’s Peace Image of the Year 2021.

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the Global Peace Photo Award 2021

Award Ceremony

The Global Peace Photo Award 2021 was presented on 21 September 2021, the International Day of Peace, in the Austrian Parliament in Vienna.

The Global Peace Photo Award 2020 was presented on 19 July 2021 in Baden near Vienna where currently a best of Alfred Fried Photography Award / Global Peace Photo Award and Children’s Peace Image of the Year is shown at the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo in Baden near Vienna, Austria.

The Global Peace Photo Award recognizes and promotes photographers from all over the world whose pictures capture human efforts towards a peaceful world and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives. The award goes to those photographs that best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful coexistence.

The Global Peace Photo Award (formerly the Alfred Fried Photography Award) is organized by Edition Lammerhuber and Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG) in partnership with UNESCO, Austrian Parliament, Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association, International Press Institute (IPI), German Youth Photography Award and the World Press Photo Foundation.

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The Global Peace Photo Award is supported by Edition Lammerhuber, GEWISTA, Megaboard, Vienna Insurance Group, Fleming’s Hotels Vienna, Alte Spinnerei, Cyberlab and FOTO objektiv.

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