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Tommy Trenchard wins Gold Prize at the annual Px3 photo awards

Tommy Trenchard has won a Gold Prize for his work on The Battle for Mosul at the annual Px3 Prix de la Photographie awards.

To view the full set of images, please click HERE.


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Asmara inscribed in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites

Following two decades of research and the submission of a 1,300 bid document the city of Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, was inscribed in UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites at the organisation’s 41st meeting in Krakow in July 2017. It is Eritrea’s first UNESCO listing and the first modernist city in the world to be inscribed in its entirety. For the small, reclusive nation the decision carries enormous national pride and brings this unique assembly of early 20th century Italian modernist buildings to the attention of a wider audience of intrepid travellers.

First conceived in the 1910s by the Italian administration that was extending its influence in the Horn of Africa at the time, Asmara’s building boom took on a new urgency with Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 and the declaration of the birth of the Italian Empire in 1936. Combining various elements of Italy’s vibrant modernist style, the city became an experimental testing ground for audacious constructions that may have been rejected on Italian home turf.

Panos photographer Stefan Boness has spent the past decade documenting Asmara’s dazzling, if crumbling, modernist colonial architecture and the city’s inhabitants, or Asmarinos, who preserve some of the flare and glamour of a bygone era in a small piece of Italy preserved in the middle of Africa.

To view a full set of images click here or on any of the images below.






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George Georgiou speaking at Photoforum at The Print Space, London

George Georgiou will be speaking to Ben Smith at a special collaboration event between A Small Voice podcast and Photo Forum on the theme of community, presenting work from his book project on Turkey – Fault Lines: Turkey/East/West – and London – Last Stop – and his latest series from the United States – In the Company of Strangers at:

74 Kingsland Road
London E2 8DL

on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 from 7.30 until 10.00pm.


To view a full set of images from In the Company of Strangers, please click here.

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Jago: A Life Underwater, a new documentary by James Morgan, screened on BBC4

James Morgan‘s latest documentary film – Jago: A Life Underwater – is being screened on BBC4 on Thus, 25 May 2017, at 9.00pm.

Co-produced with Underdog Films, Fantomline Pictures and Vistaar Productions, this winner of the JHWFF Grand Teton award tells the story of 80 year old sea nomad called Rohani who has spent his life plying the waters of South East Asia’s Coral Triangle.

To view a trailer, press play below.

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Marc Schlossman launches Extinction website

Panos photographer Marc Schlossman has launched a new website – – which charts the demise and disappearance of species from across the globe through images of preserved specimens in museums and institutes in the United States and Europe.

Designed by Tom Hole of Stirtingale, the site gives insights into the reasons why species disappeared with extraordinarily detailed imagery that can be viewed under a magnifying loupe.


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Chris de Bode wins First Place prize at lensculture Portrait Award 2017

Chris de Bode has been awarded the First Place in the Single Image category of this year’s lensculture Portrait Award for his image of Clara and Zacharias, a father and daughter photographed on a malnutrition ward at the Hospital Central de Beira in Mozambique.


Chris remembers the day he took the photo in Beira:

“I met Clara and Zacharias in early 2017 while I was on assignment for Save the Children (Netherlands) in Mozambique. During my stay I visited the malnutrition ward of Hospital Central in Beira. On my last day I decided to revisit the hospital and make portraits of the admitted children with their carers. It was for me the most direct way to pay my respect to them. What I saw and felt was an unconditional love for each other. I believe and hope that the viewer feels what I felt when I was photographing.

It was so hot inside the building. My shirt was completely wet and I didn’t know if it was tears or streams of sweat running down my face. I was touched by what I saw in front of my eyes. It feels strange that I win awards with images that have more than once depicted the misery of others. On the other hand, it is my role to create empathy for people who find themselves in a situation they didn’t chose or create.

When you look at the image of Zacharias holding Clara I hope you see the love of a father for his daughter he might loose, instead of two victims of fate. I hope that you stay with them for a short while and feel for them instead of turning away. I realise that through winning this award more people can be part of Clara and Zacharias’ story. I am very grateful for that.”

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Ivor Prickett wins World World Photography Awards prize

Ivor Prickett has won the 3rd place in the News & Current Affairs category at this year’s Sony World Photography Awards for his work on the battle for Mosul, Iraq’s second city, and the effects on the civilian population.


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Zackary Canepari shortlisted for the Tim Hetherington Trust 2017 Visionary Award

Panos photographer Zackary Canepari has been shortlisted for the prestigious Visionary Award, an annual grant from the Tim Hetherington Trust in memory of the prolific photojournalist killed in 2011 in Libya, for his work on the town of Flint in Michigan – Flint is a Place.


The winner will be announced on Thursday, 20 April 2017 at:

The Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place
London W2 1QJ

For more information on the award and the other shortlisted candidates click here.

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Hossein Fatemi speaking at the Dedalus Foundation in New York

Hossein Fatemi will take part in a panel discussion entitled Displacement Past and Present: Migration in the Arts, looking at the refugee crisis in the Middle East at:

The Dedalus Foundation
25 East 21st Street
Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10010

on 20 April 2017 from 6.00 to 8.00pm.


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Zackary Canepari awarded a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship

Panos photographer and film maker Zackary Canepari has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2017 for his film work on Flint, Michigan, the home of Claressa Shields, African-American double gold medal winner in women’s boxing, and the scene of much controversy of the city’s water supply in recent years.

ZCA Guggenheim

To view more of Zackary’s film work, please click on the link below to be redirected to ZCDC Films.


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Kemal Jufri wins first prize at the Istanbul Photo Awards

Kemal Jufri has won the first prize in the Story: Nature & Environment category at this year’s Istanbul Photo Awards for his story on conservation work with Orangutans.


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Guinea: Waiting for Justice outdoor exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland

After being exhibited in Conakry, Guinea, a photographic collaboration between Panos photographer Tommy Trenchard and the Worldwide Human Rights Movement (FIDH), a non-profit organisation that is “defending all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” is going on show in Geneva.

Tommy photographed 30 people in Guinea who have been victims of state-sponsored violence over the past decades. The portraits are taken at night, mostly in the places where the acts of violence took place.

The exhibition, produced by Panos, is on show at the Rotonde du Mont-Blanc in Geneva until 2 April.


To find out more about FIDH, please visit

or to view the full set of images by Tommy Trenchard, click here.

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Mark Henley wins Swiss Press Photo portraits prize.

Panos photographers win multiple POYi prizes.

Photo mentorship with Lianne Milton

Guinea: Waiting for Justice outdoors at Rotonde du Mont-Blanc in Geneva, Switzerland

Mark Henley at Flux Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland

Tim Smith at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

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Seamus Murphy in The Irish Times

Stefan Boness in Benetton Clothes for Humans

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