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Portrait of Humanity Judges Revealed: Adenrele Sonariwo of Rele Art Gallery Nigeria among panel

Portrait of Humanity Judges Revealed: Adenrele Sonariwo of Rele Art Gallery Nigeria among panel

1854 Media, publisher of British Journal of Photography, together with Magnum Photos have announced the international judging panel for PORTRAIT OF HUMANITY

The judging panel of Portrait of Humanity is comprised of international industry leaders, from curators, directors, media publishers and photographers of global repute.

To create a Portrait of Humanity, one of the greatest collaborative exhibitions in history. 1854 Media seek to find images that celebrate their shared values.

Individuality – Community – Unity

The judges will select 200 shortlisted images for the Portrait of Humanity Book, published by Hoxton Mini Press and distributed worldwide. 50 winning images will be showcased in a touring global exhibition from August to December 2019.

Meet the judges:

Sarah Leen Adenrele Sonariwo
Director of Photography Curator/Founder
National Geographic Magazine Rele Art Gallery and Rele Art Foundation
United States Nigeria


Fiona Shields Thyago Nogueira
Head of Photography Head of Contemporary Photography
Guardian News & Media Department at Instituto/Editor of ZUM
United Kingdom Magazine


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Mutsuko Ota Dafna Navarro
Editorial Director CEO & Founder, Editor in Chief,
IMA Magazine The International Lens Magazine, Art
Japan Market Magazine, Israeli Art Market


Marina Paulenka Karah Shaffer
Artistic Director Co-Founder/Executive Director
Organ Vida Photography festival Documenting Detroit
Croatia United States
Martin Usborne Alan Chan
Co-Founder Designer, Brand Consultant and Artist
Hoxton Mini Press Founder of Alan Chan Design Company
United Kingdom Hong Kong
Newsha Tavakolian Zelda Cheatle
Magnum Photographer Independent Curator & Art Advisor
Iran United Kingdom
Gemma Peppé Xixi Zheng
Director Creative Director
Art on a Postcard VisionNow Media
United Kingdom China
Alessandra Sanguinetti Jennifer Shaw
Magnum Photographer Founder & Creative Director
United States PhotoNOLA
United States
Jacob Aue Sobol Fariba Farshad
Magnum Photographer Founding Director
Denmark Photo London
United Kingdom
Aaron Bradbrook Rocky Liang
Associate Curator Creative Director/Columnist
Ballarat International Foto Biennale China


  • 200 shortlisted images will be featured in the Portrait of Humanity Book
  • 50 winning images will be exhibited at various locations around the world from August – December 2019
  • 20 images will be selected by Art on a Postcard, exhibited at Photo London and be featured on Paddle8 as well as included in the 2018 Photography on a postcard box set
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will share $10,000 in grant awards to create projects that explore their interpretations of humanity
  • All shortlisted and winning photographers will receive extensive international press coverage
  • The chance to be interviewed and featured on BJP-Online