The annual FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo recognizes   a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage and   commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a significant   injustice or an assault on human dignity. The selected project will be   published as part of a series of FotoEvidence books dedicated to long-form   projects of documentary photographers working in the humanistic tradition. 

 The 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo competition   opens September 1, 2018 and ends October 15, 2018.


Standing Strong 

Winner of the 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo

The gathering at Standing Rock was a dance between the modern and the ancestral. It was the epicenter of the awakening of humanity. For over seven months, I lived at the Oceti Sakowin Camp near the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, documenting the opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline. Thousands of tribal nations and allies gathered in peaceful prayer and created a worldwide movement. They called themselves Water Protectors.



Interview with Danielle Villasana By Svetlana Bachevanova 

Danielle Villasana is an independent photojournalist whose documentary work focuses on human rights, women, identity, displacement, and health across the world.  Her new book, A Light Inside, provides a tender and painful portrati of the lives of trans women in Peru, where intstitutionalized discrimination limits their optons and leaves them vulnerable to exploitation and violence.  A Light Inside includes texts in English and Spanish from a trans woman activist and a social scientist who works with trans woman.



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46750 by JOÃO PINA

46750 is a visual account of the Rio de Janeiro last decade, a portrait of the so-called “wonder city”, with all its contrasts and complexities. 46,750 is also the number of homicides that occurred in Rio de Janeiro’s metropolitan area during the decade between 2007 and 2016, the time during which João Pina worked there; that’s an average of 13 homicides per day.

Over the years, material from this body of work has been published in outlets such as The New Yorker, Stern Magazine.


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Migrant woman brushing her hair (from the Destino book)
  • Black and White photograph
  • Printed on archival paper
  • Print size: 8x10 and 16x20 inches
 The prints are produced at Addretouch Lab, Barcelona on the highest Fine Art Paper Matte or Baryta both of them with Digigraphie Quality Certificate. 

 FotoEvidence Authentic Stamp on the verso.


Click on the image to view his testimony



FotoEvidence at
World Press Photo

Svetlana Bachevanova, founder and publisher of FotoEvidence Press, presents 'Standing Strong' on behalf of Josué Rivas, the winner of the 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. 

Danielle Villasana, presents her project, 'A Light Inside'. and issues trust  and access she faced creating her intimate reflection on the life of trans women in Peru. 

Marcus Bleasdale, 2015 FotoEvidence Book Award winner challenges the photojournalism communit to address issues of sexual harrassment.