Survival Announces Winners Of 2020 Calendar Photo Competition

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Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples, is delighted to announce the winning entries of its 2020 calendar photo competition, in the organisation’s 50th anniversary year. The winning image by Mattia Passarini is a stunning portrait of a Tibetan girl holding a lamb.

Mattia Passarini

The winning entries give an insight into the incredible diversity and unique ways of life of tribal and indigenous peoples around the world. The photographs feature, among others, the work of Aboriginal photographer Wayne Quilliam, Uru Eu Wau Wau tribesmen on patrol in the Amazon, and a Tuvinian shaman from Russia.

Four of the winning photographers are indigenous: Melody Charlie, Edgar Kanaykõ Xakriabá, Kiliii Yuyan and Wayne Quilliam. The winners are: 

Mattia Passarini
Wayne Quilliam 
Kiliii Yuyan 
Luis Fabini 
Jacob Maentz 
Melody Charlie 
Nicolas Senegas 
Edgar Kanaykõ Xakriabá 
Gabriel Uchida 
Soledad Longo 
Ana Caroline de Lima 
Yuriy Ogarkov 
Marco Marcone

Survival International was founded in 1969 by a group of people appalled by the genocide of the Amazon’s indigenous people as  detailed in a Sunday Times exposé, which featured powerful images from the acclaimed photographer Don McCullin.

It exists to prevent the annihilation of tribal peoples and to give them a platform to speak to the world so they can bear witness to the genocidal violence, slavery and racism they face on a daily basis.

Stephen Corry, Director of Survival, said today: “Powerful images have always been at the heart of the fight for tribal peoples’ survival. We’re delighted to have gathered so many beautiful images to reflect the peoples whose struggles Survival exists to support. I hope that they will energise people to get behind this cause, which is one of the most urgent and horrific humanitarian crises of our time.”

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