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The Everyday Heroine

Photography award won by three extraordinary women



Three outstanding photographers are the winners of The Everyday Heroine photography award. They are:

Carlos Saavedra - 1st place

Julia Gunther (below)

- 2nd place

Antonio Renuncio - 3rd place


YOUMANITY Photography Award is an annual competition open to anyone with an interest in photography and participants are judged on a three-image essay. Judging the submissions were:

Anne Williams - Creative Director, London College of Communication

Brandei Estes -Head of Photographs Department, Sotheby's

Carola Syz- Carola Syz Projects

Francesca Filippini Pinto - General Manager, Christie's South Kensington

Rosemary Wilman HonFRPS - The Royal Photographic Society Past-President

Vilma Nikolaidou - Head of Development, Engagement, Culture, Tate Gallery


Speaking for the Jury, Rosemary Wilman HonFRPS commented “The Everyday heroine photography award saw a diverse range of entries which explored the concept of Gender Discrimination. Carlos Saavedra’s work was unanimously selected by the judges.


In his Madres Terra project, SAAVEDRA reports on the disappearance of youths killed by the Colombian army. An inquiry revealed that in 2008 the Colombian government introduced a bonus scheme through which it paid a reward to eliminate Guerrillas. To earn more rewards the army rounded up and killed innocent youths."


The second prize was awarded to Dutch photographer Julia Gunther. Her portraits depicted androgynous Heroines who refuse to be seen as victims in male-dominated South-Africa. And, on the topic of gender discrimination, third place photographer Antonio Aragon Renuncio introduced a young female boxer, Ana. In an environment ruled by gangs and drugs, the young boxer trains at a humble boxing school aiming for a brighter future in Nicaragua.  


The finalists’ photographic works will be showcased in a group exhibition to be held in London during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 2017.

YOUMANITY is a non-profit organisation based in London promoting the importance of cultural diversity and social inclusion. The Everyday Heroine, supported by Scotland Yard’s Directorate for Inclusion and Diversity, is sponsored by HYPERLINK "" Lysis Financial HYPERLINK "" Gattarella Resort HYPERLINK "" EU Advisory Partners Ltd HYPERLINK "" Dukelectrical HYPERLINK "" Dr Mastropasqua HYPERLINK "" Denakeo HYPERLINK "" Brainpull


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