3rd Place: The Beauty of Humanity by Anna Neubauer
A lot of my work is centred on people with visible differences because I think the less diversity people see in their everyday lives, the more disconcerting they might find it ‚ and that's something I can change. For me, diversity does not exist without inclusion. I've realised that as a photographer, I've got the transformative power to show how beautiful differences are, and to contribute to a more open, diverse, and inclusive society. Society decides what normal looks like, or what people can and can't do. With my work, I am moving away from traditional stereotypes by creating images that promote acceptance, kindness and honesty. I am showing what being human actually looks like. With my portraits, I'd like to inspire others to join me, because sometimes all it takes is an inspiring story told through a powerful image.