About Pride Photo Award

Pride Photo Award is an annual international photo contest for photos about sexual and gender diversity. The photos we look for show one of two things:

  • Gender is not a binary concept: male/female. There are as many variations of gender as there are people
  • The diversity of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community, as opposed to the stereotypes usually shown in the media

Pride Photo Award brings together a selection of top quality photography. It offers photographers a platform to show their own definitions of sexuality and gender. It furthers acceptance of sexuality and gender diversity.

A jury of internationally renowned experts on photography select the winners in the various categories and the single best overall picture that is awarded the Pride Photo Award for that year. The winners of the 2011 and 2012 contests are shown on this website. You can also take a virtual tour of the exhibitions of 2012 and 2011.

We reach out with these images to the rest of the world through travelling exhibitions, the internet and the media. A selection of the winning photographs are shown on seven squares throughout Amsterdam. Teenagers will interview passers-by about the photos on film. These films are used to initiate local debates with groups that are hesitant to accept sexual (LGBT) and gender diversity.

Pride Photo Award is een jaarlijkse internationale wedstrijd voor foto's over seksuele en gender diversiteit.


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