Survival announces winners of annual photographic competition

September 20, 2017

The winning photo of a Samburu man in Kenya by Timo Heiny. © Timo Heiny / Survival International

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Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, is delighted to announce the twelve winning entries of its annual photo competition. The winning photograph is of a Samburu tribesman in Kenya by Timo Heiny, and appears on the cover of Survival’s 2018 “We, the People” Calendar.

The winning entries give an insight into tribal peoples’ largely self-sufficient and extraordinarily diverse ways of life. The photographs feature tribal peoples from around the world - including many who Survival work with. 

The eleven runners-up, whose pictures also appear in Survival’s 2018 Calendar are: 

Alice Kohler – Araweté, Brazil,
Sabine Hammes – Bayaka, Central African Republic
Renato Soares – Kalapalo, Brazil
Mattia Passarini – Kinnaura, India
Segundo Chuquipiondo Chota – Ashaninka, Peru
Percy Ramírez Medina – Quechua, Peru
Gabriel Uchida – Uru Eu Wau Wau, Brazil
Phillippe Geslin – Inuit, Greenland
Renato Soares – Kayapo, Brazil
Geffroy Yannick – Kham, Tibet
Giordano Cipriani – Hamar, Ethiopia

Another of the runners-up, an Araweté woman in Brazil by Alice Kohler. © Alice Kohler / Survival International

Stephen Corry, Director of Survival said: “Powerful images have always been at the heart of our fight for tribal peoples’ rights. We are delighted to have had so many strong entries this year, and hope that they will help energize people to get behind our mission.”

Survival International was founded in 1969 following an article by Norman Lewis in the UK’s Sunday Times Magazine about the genocide of Brazilian Indians, which featured powerful images from the acclaimed photographer Don McCullin.

Calendars are £13.99 and available from Survival’s shop.