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Portrait of Humanity 2020 exhibition opens in Capa Center

The winning photographs of the Portrait of Humanity 2020 competition can be viewed free of charge between September 4 and October 11 in 8F Gallery of Capa Center.

The Portrait of Humanity 2020 open call was announced by 1854 Media, the publisher of British Journal of Photography, thus offering an opportunity to photographers to show what it means to be human in our troubled age. The jury consisting of photo editors, curators and festival directors from leading institutions around the world selected thirty photos and three series out of the several thousand applications.

Antoine Veling

The selected artworks tell various stories from all around the world: including Eric Demeter’s portrait of Greta Thunberg, addressing demonstrating crowds in Canada; Mirja Maria Thiel’s moment of intimacy between a married couple of 60 years and Snezhana von Büdingen’s series following Sofie, a 19-year-old girl with Down’s Syndrome, as she transitions from girl to woman.

Francesco Merlini
Michael Novotny
Lena Bushart

The exhibition opened in Capa Center is part of the Portrait of Humanity Global Tour 2020 – additional exhibition venues include the Indian Photo Festival at Hyderabad, Clear Channel screens globally, and space in cooperation with Sent Into Space. 

The good news is Portrait of Humanity’s call for 2021 has already been announced and is open for entries until October 22, 2020. You can learn more about this here

The exhibition is realized through a professional collaboration with the publisher of the British Journal of Photography, 1854 Media.

Jury members in 2020:
Elizabeth KRIST (Consulting Photo Editor, National Geographic, USA) | Caroline HUNTER (Picture Editor, The Guardian, United Kingdom) | Mallory BENEDICT (Photo Editor, National Geographic / Managing Director, Women Photograph, USA) | Joe SIDEK (Photographer, Founder of Arts & Culture Festival, George Town, Malaysia) | VIRÁGVÖLGYI István (Curator, Capa Center, Hungary) | Aquin MATHEWS (Founder and Director, Indian Photo Festival, India) | Carol ALLEN-STOREY (Photojournalist and Lecturer, United Kingdom) | Simon BAINBRIDGE (Editorial Director, British Journal of Photography, United Kingdom)

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