854 Media, publisher of British Journal of Photography, together with Magnum Photos, are calling photographers from around the world to enter a new photo competition that aims to create one of the most far-reaching collaborative photography exhibitions in history.

The Portrait of Humanity photography award is focused on capturing the many faces of humanity, and is a unique opportunity for photographers to celebrate our existence through the power of photography. ‘We want to get an insight into the lives of people from across the globe; to capture laughter, courage, and sorrow, moments of reflection, journeys to work, first hellos, last goodbyes, and everything that happens in between,’ said Jacob Aue Sobol, of Magnum Photos. ‘Entries are open to everyone, and to all interpretations of portraiture; self-portraits, group pictures, street photography. Share with us your depiction of humanity.'

The three finalists in the Portrait of Humanity project will share $10,000 in grant awards to create projects that explore their interpretations of humanity and be offered the opportunity to be featured in the British Journal of Photography’s website, BJP-Online. Two hundred long-listed images will be featured in the Portrait of Humanity Book, and 50 shortlisted images will be exhibited at various locations around the world from September - December 2019.

Entries can be submitted between 6 September and 11 December 2018.

For more information, visit www.portraitofhumanity.co