06 Jan 2020 | UK
One Family is proud to have been named as the principal charity partner for the British Photography Awards in 2020.
The prestigious event celebrates the best in British photography each year, while promoting real change in the world through its charity affiliations.
With entries independently judged by some of the UK’s biggest photographic names, the event at London’s famed Savoy Hotel on February 4th will feature a wide range of work in 17 different disciplines – including landscape, street, portrait and fashion photography.
Last year, more than 3,700 British photographers submitted their work, and the awards reached a phenomenal global audience of 840 million people. Winning entries included shots from inspiring artists such as Sarah Wilkes and Lucien Harris, while world-renowned Rankin also received a British Photographic Fellowship in recognition of his contribution to the artform.
The event will see One Family draw attention to the escalating refugee crisis in Syria, where the ongoing conflict has seen nearly 300,000 people forced to flee their homes in Idlib alone in recent weeks. In addition, our search and rescue operations teams on the Greek island of Lesvos have reported a 90% increase in the number of refugees arriving compared to previous years.
Hugo Donnithorne-Tait, Director of the British Photography Awards, said: “We are delighted to welcome One Family as our principal charity partner this year, and to be supporting its life-changing work for those affected by the ongoing refugee crisis. The situation in Syria continues to be desperate for millions of innocent people and we are keen to join One Family in highlighting how much more help is needed. It is more important than ever that the world does not turn a blind eye.
“In addition, the awards are instrumental in celebrating the huge diversity and incredible talent within British photography, and it is always wonderful to celebrate new and established artists alike.”
The event will also feature a digital exhibition by exciting British photographer Marcus Vallance, who recently visited One Family’s search and rescue projects in Lesvos.