HABIBI by Antonio Faccilongo wins the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo


The book HABIBI is the receipient of the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The Book Award is given each year to a photographer whose work demonstrates courage and commitment in the pursuit of human rights. The project was selected  by international jury and published as a book by FotoEvidence.




by Antonio Faccilongo

recipent of  the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo

" In 2008 I went to Palestine for the first time. As my plane landed at Tel Aviv airport, the bombing of the war began, later to be called "Operation Cast Lead,” the  first after the second Intifada. A bloody 22-day lightening war in which more than 1,300 people died. The violence I witnessed in those days deeply affected me. From that moment on, I felt the need to tell the realities hidden behind the conflict that best make us understand the meaning of living in that place, and at the same time restore dignity to the people who live there." 
Photo: Antonio Faccilongo

Read the full story here.



Interview with Mikael Owunna by Svetlana Bachevanova

“I closed my eyes as the traditional priestess poured a basin of mysterious oils over me. Stinging my body from head to toe, she repeated the motion several times to wash the “gay devil” out of me.” This is the first paragraph of your winning statement for your book “Limitless Africans.” What is to be gay and African in today’s world? And how did this experience shape you as a person? 

Read the full  interview here.


book store

HABIBI by Antonio Faccilongo

The book HABIBI, is a chronicle of a love story set in one of the longest and most complicated contemporary conflicts, the Israeli-Palestinian war. It follows families in Palestine with men serving long sentences in Israeli jails, who smuggle sperm and use in-vitro fertilization to have children.  Most media depict Palestine as a war zone. HABIBI takes a purely humanistic approach to one non-violent response to oppression.   

The book HABIBI is printed in a limited edition of 500 copies. It measures  17x 23 cm. and contains 58 color photographs, four inserts with images of prisoners taken of from a CCTV  video and a personal narrative by the photographer. The book is enhanced with the poetry of Taha Muhammad Ali.

Order the book here.


the gallery

Josue Rivas

Last prayer at camp. Oceti Sakowin Camp, Cannon Ball, ND, USA. December 2016

    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.

To inquire about an image from the book Standing Strong or about the price contact Andrea Kennedy at info@fotoevidence.com


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FotoEvidence at
World Press Photo

Photojournalist Patrick Brown and human rights activist Mathew Smith, with photographers Mikael Owunna and Mario Cruz at the FotoEvidence presentation at World Press Photo in Amsterdam, April 13, 2019.

The book  “No Place On Earth"
by 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo winner Patrick Brown about the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar was released at the festival. 

The discussion focused on the ethics of photographing during a humanitarian crisis and the way in which photographers can challenge oppression and champion human rights.