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Ivor Prickett ominated as a finalist at the 2018 Pulitzer Prize

Panos photographer Ivor Prickett has been nominated as a finalist in the Breaking News Photography category of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for his work on the Battle for Mosul in Iraq.


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Andrew McConnell wins 1st Prize at Istanbul Photo Awards

Andrew McConnell has won the first prize in the Story Portrait category at this year’s Istanbul Photo Awards with The Crossing, a set of portraits of immigrants and refugees who have been rescued as they tried to cross the Mediterranean on their way to Europe.


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Mark Henley exhibiting at the International film festival and forum on human rights in Geneva

Mark Henley will be exhibiting his award-winning and inquisitive work on prejudice against immigration at this year’s International film festival and forum on human rights in Geneva, Switzerland.

The set of portraits of asylum seekers which were pasted onto a public pavement by the refugees themselves and later defaced bear witness to underlying prejudice against immigrants across Europe.

The work will be shown at:

Espace Pitoëff – Café Babel
Maison Communale de Plainpalais
Rue de Carouge 52

from 9 to 18 March 2018.


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**Deadline extended** Panos Pictures is looking for an Assignments / Social Media editor

Panos Pictures is looking for an assignments editor to oversee all commissions and assignments. He/she will be responsible for the day to day selection of photographers for assignments through to the final delivery of photography to the client. The assignments editor must develop and sustain relationships with Panos photographers, clients and organisations while seeking to expand our client base in the UK and overseas.

He/she will also oversee the Social Media output of the agency (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and have a clear sense of the impact of the medium tied to the aims and objectives of the agency.

The assignments editor is a key member of the team, working closely alongside the Editor and Video Producer and reporting directly to the Director.

Role & responsibilities

* Liaise between clients and photographers
* Logistical organisation and support for photographers
* Negotiate contracts and fees
* Brief photographers for assignments
* Ensure correct and prompt delivery of photography
* Collect receipts and process expenses on behalf of the photographer and agency
* Help photographers develop and write project proposals
* Invoice for assignments
* Meet with clients
* Inform clients of photographers’ plans and whereabouts
* Keep abreast of new and emerging talent
* Oversee social media output – regular updates on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Skills and experience


* Bachelors degree in a relevant subject
* Organisational, communication and negotiation skills
* Ability to work under pressure and to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances
* Good working knowledge of photoshop and other imaging software
* Photo editing skills
* Awareness of developments in contemporary documentary photography
* Good knowledge of global current affairs
* Understanding of the sensitivities of photographing in the developing world and of working with marginalised and vulnerable communities
* Day to day running of social media accounts


* European language other than English, preferably French, German, Italian or Spanish
* Previous experience of organising and overseeing assignments

Salary based on experience.

Interested applicants should please send a covering letter and CV to Adrian Evans ( [email protected] )

Deadline for applications has been extended to Tuesday, 6 March 2018 at midnight GMT.

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Adam Dean recognised in the World Press Photo Immersive Storytelling Award

Adam Dean’s images, along with those of Tomás Munita, are part of the winning submission for this year’s Immersive Storytelling Award given by the World Press Photo Foundation.


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Three Panos photographers win Photographer of the Year awards at the Pictures of the Year international

Three Panos photographers have been recognised in the Photographer of the Year category at this year’s Pictures of the Year international (POYi).

In second place, Ivor Prickett‘s work on the Battle for Mosul in Iraq, commissioned by the New York Times.


In third place, Adam Dean‘s work on the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh.


and an Award of Excellence for Mads Nissen for his work on the Peace Process in Colombia.


To view more winners’ galleries, please click here.

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Jan Banning retrospective at the Fotomuseum Den Haag in the Netherlands

A retrospective of Jan Banning‘s will be showing at:

Fotomuseum Den Haag
Stadhouderslaan 43
2517 HV Den Haag

from 5 May until 2 September 2018.

For more information on the exhibition, please click here.


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Panos photographers nominated for World Press Photo Awards

Three Panos photographers have been nominated for various World Press Photo prizes, including three nominations for the prestigious Photo of the Year.

Ivor Prickett, who covered the Battle for Mosul in northern Iraq extensively for the New York Times, has had two images nominated for the Photo of the Year, to be announced at the Award Days in Amsterdam on 12 April 2018.



A set of images from Ivor’s work on Mosul has also been nominated for the General News – Stories section of the awards.

Patrick Brown, who worked on the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh for UNICEF, has also been nominated with one of his images of drowned refugees near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.


This image has also been nominated for the General News – Singles category.

Espen Rasmussen‘s ongoing project on the rise of right wing extremist groups in Europe and North America has been nominated for a place in the Contemporary Issues – Stories category.


We congratulate all our photographers who have once again been recognised for the outstanding work at the World Press Photo Awards.

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Andrew McConnell and Mads Nissen win Pictures of the Year international prizes

Panos photographers Andrew McConnell and Mads Nissen have won prizes at this year’s Pictures of the Year international (POYi), which is releasing winners’ names over the coming weeks.

Andrew McConnell won a first prize in the portraits series section with his ghostly images of refugees and migrants rescued off their sinking boats in the Mediterranean.


Mads Nissen won a second prize in the portrait singles category for his image of an Afghan refugee in the snow in a makeshift refugee shelter in Belgrade, Serbia.


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Petrut Calinescu wins first prize for Living on the Edge at the Balkan Photo Fest in Bosnia

Petrut Calinescu‘s long-term photo project looking at the haphazard construction boom on the outskirts of Bucharest – Living on the Edge – has won the first prize in the stories category at the Balkan Photo Fest in Bosnia.


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Iva Zimova interviewed in Fotovideo

Panos photographer Iva Zimova has been interviewed by Czech photography magazine Fotovideo about her work over the past decades. Click here to read the whole interview.





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Markel Redondo wins DJI Drone Photography Award

Markel Redondo is one of two winners of the DJI Drone Photography Award along with Tom Hegen. The award is sponsored by DJI and supported by the British Journal of Photography. The winners will be provided with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone with which they’ll be able to complete their proposed projects that will be exhibited in London in March 2018.

Markel’s submission to the contest was his long-term project Sand Castles which looks at the vast swathes of Spain that have been covered with speculative residential properties and infrastructure projects that were never sold or ran out of money.


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DJI Drone Photography Award



Chris de Bode in Ukraine

Andrew McConnell in Beirut, Lebanon

Vlad Sokhin in Dakar, Senegal

Tommy Trenchard in Cape Town, South Africa

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Minzayar Oo is awarded Rory Peck Trust’s Martin Adler Prize.

Nic Dunlop & Patrick Brown holding workshop in Bangkok, Thailand.

Tim Dirven publishes new book – Karkas.

Tim Smith at Gallery Oldham in Oldham, UK

Chris de Bode at St Martin in the Fields, London

Jan Banning at Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle, Netherlands

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Seamus Murphy in The Irish Times

Stefan Boness in Benetton Clothes for Humans

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