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This is Gender 2021 | contest call for by Global Health 50/50

This is Gender 2020, global photography competition hosted by Global Health 50/50

This is Gender, the global photography competition hosted by Global Health 50/50, is back. Now in their second year, Global Health 50/50 invites photographers to share their vision of what gender looks like and to submit photographs that explore the diverse ways in which gender norms – rigid and fluid, traditional and progressive – are lived and subverted by men, women and non-binary people.

Global Health 50/50 is an independent, evidence-driven initiative to advance action and accountability for gender equality in global health. The 2021 contest call official statement says, “The COVID-19 pandemic has held a mirror up to society and revealed our relationship to our environments, each other, and the systems in which we live. In turn, the pandemic has exposed existing social fractures and inequalities. As borders have closed and our gaze has turned inward, the pandemic has both exasperated pervasive and restrictive notions of gender roles and catalyzed transformations in the gendered landscape. At this moment of global upheaval, lives and society at large are being impacted and changed in diverse and gendered ways. It’s now more important than ever to produce and distribute imagery that reflects the diverse realities of gender.”

Gobal Health 50/50 encourages photographers to contribute to expanding the imagery associated with the concept of gender by exploring, for example:

  • How the landscape of work – professional, domestic, care or otherwise – is gendered
  • How gender intersects with health and wellbeing
  • How politics and commercial industries exploit gender roles and how they are challenged
  • How gender intersects with other aspects of identities and vulnerabilities
  • All photographic and photojournalistic forms are welcome and photographers from low- and middle-income communities and countries are particularly encouraged to participate. Winners will be decided by a panel of international experts in photography, visual culture, gender, and global health.

A cash price of £500 for the first place and cash prizes available for secondary category awards. On top, the winners and their works will gain global exposure across Global Health 50/50 platform, an opportunity to get featured in a curated exhibition (online if COVID-19 dictates), an opportunity to join our global photographer database and connect with organizations and individuals seeking imagery to complement their work in global health and development, and GH5050 certificate for the outstanding depiction of gender.

Deadline: 3 January 2021

To read more and enter the contest Click Here