Survival International launches 2020 tribal photography competition on “Resilience and Pride”

Last year`s winner was a stunning portrait of a Tibetan girl holding a lamb by Mattia Passarini.

Last year`s winner was a stunning portrait of a Tibetan girl holding a lamb by Mattia Passarini.
© Mattia Passarini / www.mattiapassarini.com

Survival International – the global movement for tribal peoples – is proud to announce its renowned annual photography competition, welcoming entries from both amateur and professional photographers worldwide.

The theme for 2020’s competition is “Resilience and Pride.” Despite five centuries of genocide and oppression, tribal and indigenous peoples have survived. Many are resisting the takeover of their lands in the face of an unprecedented global assault on hard-won indigenous rights that have taken decades to secure. Their pride in their culture, identity and resistance is inspirational.

Xakriabá, Brazil, 2016

Xakriabá, Brazil, 2016
© Edgar Kanaykõ Xakriabá / www.facebook.com/kanayko.etnofotografia

The competition aims to celebrate photography’s role in raising awareness of tribal peoples, the threats to their existence, and their extraordinary courage and strength.

The judging panel includes Survival’s Director Stephen Corry, Survival Italy Coordinator Francesca Casella, The Little Black Gallery Co-Founder Ghislain Pascal, and Max Houghton, Senior Lecturer in Photography at the London College of Communication.

The twelve winning entries will be published in Survival’s 2021 “We, The People” calendar, with the overall winner’s image featuring on the cover.

Sama-Bajau women, Philippines, 2015.

Sama-Bajau women, Philippines, 2015.
© Jacob Maentz / www.jacobimages.com

All winning entries will also be published on Survival’s website and social media outlets. You can follow along and post your own contributions with the hashtag #SurvivalPhotoComp2020. Please note that simply using this hashtag does not mean your photo has been entered into the competition: click here for how to enter.

All submitted photographs must have been taken in the last 10 years. Indigenous photographers are particularly encouraged to apply.

The closing date for entries is 31 May 2020.

All entry details at www.survivalinternational.org/photography