PhotoVoice: Bimonthly Photography Competition



PhotoVoice is an award-winning UK-based charity that works across the world using participatory photography for social change. 

Its innovative and award-winning projects have addressed issues as diverse as climate change, political engagement, women’s rights, refugees, HIV, disability, sexual exploitation and many more - all through the lens of photographs taken by communities affected by these issues. 

Professional Photography is the market-leading magazine for professional photographers. Each issue celebrates world-leading professionals and their work through in-depth interviews and extensive photographic portfolios. 

Every two months, photographers worldwide will be invited to submit images based on a theme which has been inspired by PhotoVoice’s projects, past and present. 

The winner will have their images featured in the pages of Professional Photography, in PhotoVoice’s quarterly publication Photo Voices, on PhotoVoice’s website, and receive a small cash prize. 

All winning images will be exhibited at The London Photo Show at the Strand Gallery in October. 

Competition 6

Theme – Tolerance

Opens – 04/09/2017

Closes – 27/09/2017

Judge – Kate O’Neill, Marketing and Partnerships Manager at Metro Imaging


“This picture was taken in Al Wade street in the old city of Jerusalem, where we can see Muslims and Jewish in the same street – though not walking together.” 

© Areej Mustafa Abu Sarah | PhotoVoice | Parents’ Circle | ‘Side-by-Side’ | Palestine

In celebration of both the Jewish New Year (Sept 21st) and Islamic New Year (Sept 22nd) this month’s competition is inspired by Areej Mustafa Abu Sarah who was a participant on the PhotoVoice project ‘Side-by-Side’ which worked with Palestinian and Israeli teenagers from across Israel and the West bank. 

Inspired by Areej’s depiction of both Muslims and Jews walking along the same street we want to see images that reflect on the theme of ‘Tolerance’. 

Entry is free for PhotoVoice members, or £10 to enter for non-members. To find out more and to enter, please visit -

More About Side-by-Side

The Side-by-Side project brought together six Isreali and six Palestinian teenagers in Israel and the West Bank to enable open dialogue and provide perspectives from both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict. 

The young people were all members of the Palestinian-Israeli organization the Families Forum, a network of bereaved families dedicated to non-violence and dialogue. Participants recorded their daily lives and used photography to voice their losses, frustrations and differences. Their images were then posted to an online forum where the young people could view and comment on the work of others, find common ground and gain friendships.