International Red Cross and Red Crescent
International Red Cross and Red Crescent


A New Look at Humanitarian Photography Through 10 Editions of the Prix Pictet

Human.Kind. presents an alternative approach to photographing humanitarian action. The exhibition showcases the work of 30 of the 3,000 photographers from around the world who’ve been nominated for the Prix Pictet since it was first awarded in 2008. Their images depict key aspects of humanitarian action differently from anything we see in the news. What sets them apart? An unerring sense of compassion.

Curators: William A. Ewing, Elisa Rusca. Head of project: Pascal Hufschmid

© Ezra Acayan


  • Charles Fréger

    1975, Bourges, France

Starting in the early 2000s, Charles Fréger has developed a collection of “Photographic and Uniform Portraits” that, together, serve as an encyclopaedic inventory of the world’s communities. He lives in Rouen, France.


  • Subrata Biswas

    1982, Kolkata, India

Subrata Biswas is an independent photojournalist focusing on human rights, social and cultural anthropology, and the impact of climate change. He is currently based in Kolkata.


  • Nanna Heitmann

    1994, Ulm, Germany

Nanna Heitmann, who is based in Moscow, studied photojournalism and documentary photography at the University of Hanover in Germany. She joined Magnum Photos as a nominee in 2019.


  • Etinosa Yvonne

    1989, Sokoto, Nigeria

Etinosa Yvonne is a self-taught documentary photographer and visual artist born and brought up in Nigeria. She works with various art forms including photos and videos. She is based in Abuja, Nigeria.


  • Peter van Agtmael

    1981, Washington D.C., USA

Peter van Agtmael is a Magnum photographer focusing on the influence and consequences of American power at home and abroad. He is based in New York and Paris.


  • Ezra Acayan

    1993, Manila, Philippines

Ezra Acayan is a photojournalist based in the Philippines. He has a decade of experience with numerous international agencies and regularly works on assignment for Getty Images.


  • Rena Effendi

    1977, Baku, Azerbaijan

Rena Effendi, based in Istanbul, is an award-winning documentary photographer, National Geographic explorer, writer and filmmaker. She is the author of two monographs.


  • Nermine Hammam

    1967, Cairo, Egypt

Nermina Hammam photographs the world and then digitally alters the images to create intricate composites, a form of personal tapestry. She lives and works between Cairo and London.


  • Myriam Boulos

    1992, Beirut, Lebanon

Myriam Boulos joined Magnum Photos as a nominee in 2021. She lives and works in Beirut.


  • Alinka Echeverría

    1981, Mexico City, Mexico

Alinka Echeverría is a Mexican-British artist working in multiple media. She holds a master’s degree in social anthropology and development from the University of Edinburgh (2004) and a postgraduate degree in photography from the International Center of Photography in New York (2008).


  • Elena Anosova

    1983, Irkutsk, Russia

Elena’s work has been published globally, including National Geographic, Marie Claire, The New Yorker and others. She lives in Moscow.


  • Emin Özmen

    1985, Sivas, Türkiye

Emin Özmen obtained a degree in documentary photography from the University of Art and Design Linz in 2008 and joined Magnum Photos in 2017. He currently lives in Istanbul.


  • Xiaoxiao Xu

    1984, Qingtian, China

Xiaoxiao Xu has been based in the Netherlands since 1999 and currently lives in Utrecht. She graduated with honours from the Photo Academy Amsterdam. Her book Shooting the Tiger was shortlisted for the 2023 Book Awards of Les Rencontres d’Arles.


  • Adriana Zehbrauskas

    1968, São Paolo, Brazil

Adriana Zehbrauskas is a photojournalist whose life-long practice has focused on issues such as migration, religion, human rights, underrepresented communities, and violence linked to the drug trade in Mexico and elsewhere in Central and South America. She is based in Phoenix, Arizona.


  • Maciek Nabrdalik

    1980, Częstochowa, Poland

Maciek Nabrdalik is a Warsaw-based documentary photographer and member of the VII Photo Agency. His primary focus is on sociological changes in Eastern Europe.


  • Muzaffar Salman

    1976, Homs, Syria

Muzaffar Salman is a visual storyteller and former freelancer for the Associated Press and Reuters. He is currently a photojournalism trainer at Media in Cooperation and Transition in Berlin. He is based in Rouen, France.


  • Carlo Valsecchi

    1965, Brescia, Italy

Carlo Valsecchi has engaged in many extensive documentary projects over the years, involving major museum exhibitions. Bellum was recently shown at the Collezione Maramotti, in Reggio Emilia, and published in book form by Silvana Editoriale, Milan. Valsecchi lives in Milan.


  • Omar Victor Diop

    1980, Dakar, Senegal

After graduating from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, Omar Victor Diop first worked for British American Tobacco in Africa. In 2011, he abandoned corporate communications to devote himself fully to his career as an artist. He lives and works in Paris and Dakar.


  • Emmanuelle Andrianjafy

    1983, Antananarivo, Madagascar

An engineer-turned-photographer, Emmanuelle Andrianjafy has lived in France and Senegal, and is currently based in Kenya. Her project Nothing’s in Vain was the winner of the MACK First Book Award and the Contemporary African Photography Prize in 2017 and was a finalist for the Aperture Portfolio Prize that same year. Her work was shown at the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles in 2021.


  • Mila Teshaieva,

    1974, Kyiv, Ukraine

Mila Teshaieva is a Ukrainian artist whose work focuses on themes of memory and identity. Her work has been exhibited at the MIT Museum, Boston, and the Museum of European Cultures, Berlin, as well as in many other museum shows. InselWesen was published in 2016. She lives in Berlin.


  • Lynsey Addario

    1973, Connecticut, United States of America

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and MacArthur Fellow Lynsey Addario has spent the last two decades bearing witness to the world’s most urgent humanitarian and human rights crises. Lynsey Addario has been covering conflict, humanitarian crises and women’s issues around the Middle East and Africa on assignment for The New York Times and National Geographic for more than two decades.


  • Gideon Mendel

    1959, Johannesburg, South Africa

Gideon Mendel has been documenting the impacts of climate change with his Drowning World and Burning World projects since 2007. He lives in London.


  • Alex Majoli

    1971, Ravenna, Italy

Alex Majoli graduated from the Art Institute in Ravenna in 1991 and joined Magnum Photos in 2001. He documents various conflicts worldwide for Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, Granta and National Geographic. He is based in New York, Amsterdam and Sicily.


  • Tomoko Kikuchi

    1973, Tokyo, Japan

Tomoko Kikuchi won the Kimura Ihei Award (2012) and the inaugural Prix Pictet Japan Award (2015). Her works are included in the collections of the Mori Art Museum, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. She currently lives in Kanagawa, Japan.


  • Luisa Dörr

    1988, Lajeado, Brazil

Dörr's photographs have been published in TIME, National Geographic, The New York Times, and Wired, among others. She currently lives in Bahia.


  • Andrew Esiebo

    1978, Lagos, Nigeria

Andrew Esiebo’s works delve into social issues, cultural diversity and identity. They have been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, Courrier International, CNN African Voices and The Financial Times, among others. He currently lives in Nigeria.


  • Philippe Dudouit

    1977, Lausanne, Switzerland

Philippe Dudouit is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Lausanne, Switzerland. His study of the Sahelo-Saharan region was published in 2019 by Edition Patrick Frey as The Dynamics of Dust.


  • Huang Qingjun

    1971, Daqing, China

Qingjun Huang is a freelance photographer currently based in the United States of America. He was a winner at the 2020 Tokyo International Foto Awards and the 2015 China International Press Photo Contest, and was a finalist in the London International Creative Competition 2015. He has been published in The New York Times, Bloomberg and Wired, among others.


  • Evgenia Arbugaeva

    1985, Tiksi, Russia

Evgenia Arbugaeva is a National Geographic Society Storytelling Fellow. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Time and The New Yorker, among others. She lives in London.


  • Jeroen Hofman

    1976, Helmond, Netherlands

Jeroen Hofman studied photography at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. He currently lives in Amsterdam. He has won several awards and prizes, including the Silver Camera Award twice – once for his work Playground (2011) and again, in 2014, for his portrait of Dutch dancer and choreographer Hans van Manen.

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