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 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.


NEWS

LensCulture

17 February 2022 – We warmly welcome LensCulture as our newest partner. LensCulture is a photography network and online magazine about contemporary photography in art, media, politics, commerce and popular cultures worldwide. It is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands

LensCulture’s Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder Jim Casper will also join the jury of the Global Peace Photo Award.


XPOSURE Photo Festival APPRECIATION AWARD for the Global Peace Photo Award  

15 February 2022 – the Global Peace Photo Award had the honor to receive an APPRECIATION AWARD, presented by the XPOSURE Photo Festival in Sharjah. More…


A touching letter

2 January 2022 – Sasan Moayyedi from Iran who won the Peace Image of the Year 2020 sent us this letter which made us very happy. We are proud to be called „the best experiences in my field of professional activity“ by a truly accomplished photographer like Sasan.

Hello, I wish you have a good day and hope you are well, sir. I received my award with your help and the cooperation of the embassy. Thanks again to you and the Peace Festival Working Group for this happy event.This event has been one of the best experiences in my field of professional activity. Wishing Collaborate again with you dear ones.Best wishes sasan moayyedi


POY LATAM

1 November 2021 – We warmly welcome POY LATAM as our newest partner. POY Latam was created by Loup Langton and Pablo Corral Vega in 2011 to celebrate excellence in documentary and artistic photography in Ibero-America. It has become the largest and one of the most important competitions in the region. POY Latam is not for profit and seeks to reach the general public through the organization of the contest, exhibitions, workshops and publications.

Renowned photojournalist Pablo Corral Vega will also join the jury of the Global Peace Photo Award.


Podcasts

1 November 2021 – The Podcast Gate7 has two episodes in connection to the Global Peace Photo Award. (German speaking)

Listen to the episode „‚Meine Welt war nicht die Welt an den Rändern der roten Teppiche. Ich wollte in das richtige Leben.‘ Peter-Matthias Gaede, Juror of the Global Peace Photo Award“

Listen to the episode „Global Peace Photo Award: Wie sieht Frieden aus?“


Call for Entries 2022

Submissions to the Global Peace Photo Award 2022 will be possible from April 2022 – Subscribe to our newsletter and we will remind you!

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, World Press Photo Foundation, POY LATAM and LensCulture.

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

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