Tag: Portrait of Humanity


Portrait of Humanity 2021: The shortlist

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the coronavirus pandemic continues, and we fight to mend the cracks in the system it has exposed, 1854 and British Journal of Photography are proud to present the Portrait of Humanity 2021 shortlist: 200 astonishing portraits which span the globe, capturing a year like no other in living memory. 

18 May 2021

Hereros: Conflict and costume in Namibia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sitting at the intersection of typology, documentary and fine art, Jim Naughten’s winning Portrait of Humanity 2020 series explores the vibrant and politically-charged costumes of Namibia’s Herero tribe

1 October 2020

Reversing cultural erasure in the work of Ngadi Smart

Reading Time: 4 minutes “As African creatives, we now have the tools to tell our own story, and do it in our own way.” After being shortlisted for Portrait of Humanity 2020, the Sierra Leonean artist unpacks her work on resilience and community in West Africa

28 September 2020