• black and white portrait photo of Fiona Shields by Linda Nylind
    © Linda Nylind

    Judge: Fiona Shields

    Fiona Shields is Head of Photography for The Guardian News and Media Group.

    She has more than two decades of experience working for a range of newspaper titles, including, in her previous role as picture editor of The GuardianThroughout her career, she has been involved in the coverage of some of the most historic news stories of our time, including the events surrounding 9/11, multiple conflicts and large-scale natural disasters, and the humanitarian crises resulting from the growing refugee numbers across the globe.

    In addition, she has delivered talks at photo festivals, mentored photojournalism students, and served as judge of numerous awards and competitions, including, Sony World Photography Awards, The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, and the Renaissance Photography Awards. In 2019, she joined the panel for the Carmignac Photojournalism Award and has also served as a regular nominator for the prestigious Prix Pictet Prize

Andreas Kamoutsis
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color travel photo of men bathing in river in Kolkata, India by Billy Dinh
© Billy Dinh
2023 People AWARD

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In December we are looking for portraiture, travel, street photography, documentary work, photojournalism or any other form of photographic practice that tells the story of people!

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Deadline: 31 December 2023