• 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

Giacomo Carlini
© Giacomo Carlini

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potrait color photo of woman by Olga Urbanek
© Olga Urbanek
2024 Portrait AWARD

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Do you have a keen eye for capturing the essence of your subjects? – In May we’re seeking images that showcase the power of portraiture across all styles!
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Deadline: 31 May 2024