Poignant photographs that tell a story triumph in Portrait of Humanity award

© Florence Babin-Beaudry, Portrait of Humanity 2022 Series Winner.
(Image credit: © Florence Babin-Beaudry, Portrait of Humanity 2022 Series Winner.)

Now in its fourth year, 1854 Media’s Portrait of Humanity recognizes remarkable photographers that capture moments that make us who we are. The worldwide competition is among the most viewed photographic exhibitions in the world, and each year thousands enter hoping to appear in the top 200. 

Like with Portrait of Britain, the winning images tell a myriad of stories of joy, hardship, hope, triumphs and bravery. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the award has offered a poignant insight into the lives of people who have loved, lost and learned how to live in this “new normal”.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.