Winner of a World Press Photo prize, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, three Pictures of the Year International Awards, the W. Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography, and four Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism, Robin Hammond has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues around the world.
In 2015 Hammond was named by Foreign Policy as one of “100 Leading Global Thinkers.”
He has published two books. The first, Your Wounds Will Be Named Silence, documents life in Zimbabwe under the rule of Robert Mugabe and was the result of being awarded the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award. A long-term project on mental health in Africa, Condemned, was published after winning the FotoEvidence book award for documenting social injustice. His third book, My Lagos, is due for publication in 2017.
Hammond is the founder of Witness Change, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing human rights through highly visual storytelling. His work has appeared on television, online, and in magazines and newspapers. He is a National Geographic and Time contributing photographer. Born in New Zealand, he has lived in Japan, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. He is currently based in Paris and represented by NOOR.
These portraits illustrate Europe’s long and complex history of immigration. Algerians came to France while their homeland was a French colony, surging in the 1954-1962 war of independence. Since the 1990s, some 40,000 Somalis fleeing civil war have settled in Sweden. Indians are among the three million South Asians who’ve come to Britain from former British colonies. About as many Turks live in Germany. They came as guest workers in the 1960s and ’70s—but stayed and had families.Learn More