Awe-Inspiring Images Of Peace And Humanity

What do peace, love, and inclusion look like? These award winning photos from across the globe offer brilliantly poignant, inspiring, and thought-provoking insights.


Global Peace Photo Award - Photos that capture human efforts towards a peaceful world and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives. When you click on the link, you'll find not only the finalists for the 2020 award, but also links to view the finalists for all the years back to 2014.
People at Peace - Captivating photos from across the globe depicting people in their daily lives, conveying their tranquility, dignity, and strong connections.
Photography for Humanity Global Prize - Photos showcasing the power of imagery to illustrate human rights and dignity.
Our World Is Kind - Compelling photos that capture and envision moments of kindness around the world. You can also view the winning photos from the previous year.
Global Youth Photo Contest: "If I Were..." - A UNESCO-sponsored contest inviting youth across the world to imagine themselves in someone else’s shoes, choosing to be anyone. The idea was to illustrate their feelings if they were this other person, change their perspective and express themselves differently while developing their empathy and leaving their prejudices behind!
German Peace Prize for Photography - Iran, Afghanistan, Palestine, Dagestan, Indonesia and Rajasthan in India: regions that are in difficult political situations. But their inhabitants have developed an alternative vision of reality.
Photo Contest: Football's (Soccer's) Power to Overcome Discrimination - A photo showcase of the potential of football to overcome discrimination, promote social inclusion, and celebrate diversity in communities and beyond.
Photo Contest: Sustainable Development & Global Citizenship - The 2017 winners of a photo contest sponsored in relation to the annual report on global education published annually by UNESCO. The photo contest highlights an education-related theme. You can also view the 2020 winners here.
Change for the Planet, Care for the People - Photos showcasing the stories of people around the world taking action to care for our planet and the people living in it through sustainable models of consumption and production of food and energy. Note: Click the link, and when the new page opens, scroll down to the photo. Run your cursor over the photo and an arrow will appear so you can click through the set of photos.
The World's Best Photos of #Peace2020 - Photographers from around the world submitted photos in response to the question: "What does 'Peace' mean to you, in one photo?" For a quickie look, here's the Top 50 Photos.
Winning Images of the 2019 Siena International Photo Awards - “This all happened in the blink of an eye and resulted in this picture, which seems to represent the precariousness of peace, as seen through the eyes of a young child with little understanding of the greater dynamics at play. All he knew was, he wanted his ball back, but also to stay safe.”