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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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Panos Pictures collaborates with Climate Visuals

We are excited to announce that a body of 99 images specifically relating to climate change is now being featured on the website of Climate Visuals, an evidence-based resource for visual climate change communication based on social research with thousands of people in three countries.

Climate Visuals aims to “provide inspiration and guidance for campaigners, picture editors and communications practitioners” through, amongst others, the carefully selected images images from Panos photographers.

Click here or on the image below to browse through the Climate Visuals selection.


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Aubrey Wade’s Great British Welcome exhibition for UNHCR featured in the BJP

Aubrey Wade‘s recent long-term project – No Stranger Place – which looks at families across a number of European countries who have invited refugees into their homes, is being exhibited at St Martin-in-the-Fields at London’s Trafalgar Square.

The work has been featured in latest issue of the British Journal of Photography.


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Aubrey Wade’s Great British Welcome exhibited at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London

Aubrey Wade‘s series of portraits of refugees and the families who have welcomed them into their homes in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Sweden and France entitled No Stranger Place, which was created in collaboration with UNHCR is being exhibited at:

St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 4JJ

as Great British Welcome until 15 March 2018.


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Kacper Kowalski’s OVER published as a photo book

Kacper Kowalski‘s latest collection of aerial photographs has been collated and published as a photo book called OVER, available to buy in three formats from here.


The work was first exhibited at the Landskrona Foto Festival in Landskrona, Sweden, from 8 to 17 September 2017.


and can be seen at the Photo12 Gallerie in Paris until 20 January 2018.

and at Vienna’s Anzenberger Gallery until 31 January 2018.

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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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