Médicos del Mundo Spain announces the 25th Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, aimed at recognizing and disseminating the best images that singularly demonstrate social inequities, injustices, and/or human rights abuses, or the situations that either foster or fight them.
By giving this competition the name of the photographer and international aid worker Luis Valtueña, the organizers pay tribute to his memory and the other three humanitarian aid workers of the association murdered in Rwanda (1997) and Bosnia (1995) out their duties. It is also the organizers’ wish to highlight the human values they represent.
The winner of the prize will receive a gross amount of 6,000 Euro, plus a professional camera model Leica Q2 worth a total of 5,120 Euro and a set of 10 photobooks published by La Fábrica. In addition, winning and shortlisted series will be included in the catalogue and in the collective and itinerant exhibition that Médicos del Mundo Spain shall produce or host.
Submitted images must narrate a story related to one of these topics: health, natural disasters, humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, violation of human rights, armed conflicts, vulnerable groups, refugee and / or migrant populations.
Special attention will be paid to those stories of interest that are not covered or disseminated enough or are little known, to contribute to their dissemination and reflection.
The competition is open to 18 years or older amateur and professional photographers of any nationality who are familiar with the documentary and/or photojournalistic approach.
The 25th Luis Valtueña International Award is being supported by Fundación Seur, Leica Camera Iberia and La Fábrica publishing house.