From climate activists to orangutan babies, these images capture peace efforts around the world
These international awards for the best images of peace celebrate professional photographers who visualise what inspires hope. In short, the Alfred Fried Photography Award honours the ability of people to be caring and supportive.
Stefan Boness lives in Berlin and Manchester and works as a photographer on a wide range of topics. He has documented rightwing populist movements in cities such as Dresden and Cottbus and traced the steps of Walter Benjamin. He has also worked in Japan, and photographed landscapes of ruins and animal graveyards as well as Eritrean welders. With his book Flanders Fields he created a “photographic meditation on the battlefields” of the first world war.
Dilla Djalil-Daniel was born in 1966 in Jakarta, where she lives today. She was given a camera at the age of nine and used it to photograph her dogs. She studied English literature, before working for an advertising agency. Today wherever she goes she looks for animal sanctuaries such as an elephant hospital in Thailand or a rescue centre for maltreated donkeys in Nepal.
Ilvy Njiokiktjien bought her first camera in 2002, graduated from the school of journalism in her home town and now works as a photographer and multimedia journalist.In 2012, she received the World Press Photo Award in the multimedia category. In 2018, her photos of newborn babies in Africa were shown at a Unicef exhibition at theUN in Geneva.
Camilo Leon-Quijano, born in Bogotá, Colombia, lives in Paris, where he studied sociology and focused on Latin American studies at the Sorbonne. He was a finalist and winner in several competitions such as Lens Culture, Prix la France Mutualiste, and the Unicef Photo of the Year 2018.
Alain Laboile’s heart-warming, engaging and positive family photographs have enchanted people all over the world. He regards the books with photos of his children as a treasure, not least because he has only one photo from his own childhood.