Take a sneak peak at the Portrait of Humanity photography prize entries

A family picking flowers, a joyous taxi ride and a pilgrimage to The Himalayas; the 2019 Portrait of Humanity entries have beeb nade available for public viewing before the prize is announced in the new year.

Adrián and Aucán
Photograph: Kate Stanworth

The Portrait of Humanity is an international photography award and global initiative by 1894 Media, the publishers of the British Photographic Journal, in partnership with Magnum Photos.

As stated on their website, the “Portrait of Humanity serves as a timely reminder, that despite our many differences, we are able to unite as a global community through the power of photography, to create one of the greatest collaborative photography exhibitions in history”.

The Guardian will publish a monthly series of images until entries close in January next year. Here is a snippet of the first monthly collection of images coming out of the Portrait of Humanity prize:

Koa Lee Cha and her grandson, Kong Lor, pick flowers on the Cha family farm in Fall City, US
Photograph: Anna Mia Davidson


Joy is contagious: children smiling and waving to passersby
Photograph: Toby A Cox


Pilgrims Lo Sang Yei Shi and Tei Mei Gyel Tsok on Mount Kailash, one of the most sacred spots on earth
Photograph: Samuel Zuder


Under the skin with Sanming Bai
Photograph: Ying Wang


Samson Shredding in Jacmel, Haiti, 2014
Photograph: Michael Magers


Bruno Coelho
Photograph: Edu Simões


Via The Guardian.