2024 Winner

Ukraine: Love+War

95 Photographers

Book Award Years

Yegor’s school in Toretsk was still standing, though it had been hit on several occasions by missiles and artillery strikes. Photo: Lynsey Addario for The New York Times Magazine The 2024 FotoEvidence Book Award is dedicated to the consequences of the Russian full scale invasion of Ukraine (2014-2024) with a focus on the impact on children and families.


Since 2012, the FotoEvidence Book Award has recognized a documentary photographer whose work demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a significant injustice or an assault on human dignity.

In 2022, the invasion of Ukraine called for a new approach. Instead of providing an opportunity for just one photographer, FotoEvidence worked to draw the photojournalism community together in a collective action to document Russia’s invasion, the destruction of war, Russia’s indiscriminate, criminal violence and the power of Ukrainian identity and resistance. 

This year, for second time, the FotoEvidence Book Award will be a collaborative work open to all photographers documenting the consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine from 2014-2024 with a focus on the impact on children and families.

The second collaborative book will unite photojournalists to present their firsthand testimony about the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine from the perspective of those tasked with documenting it.


Submission to the 2024 FotoEvidence Book Award is open to all professional and amateur photographers with work documenting the impact of the war in Ukraine from 2014-2024, with a focus on children, women and families.

- Submit up to 20 singular or from one story images. If your work is selected for inclusion in the Book Award book you will be asked to submit a larger edit of photographs on the same topic.

- Submissions are free.

The FotoEvidence Book Award is governed by FotoEvidence's Association terms and conditions. Please review the terms and conditions before submitting. During the submission process you will be asked to confirm that you have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

If you experience difficulties submitting your work, please contact technical support at info@fotoevidence.com

Submission period: NOVEMBER 1st- JANUARY 30th 2024



To enter the Book Award register  here. Registration process opens November 1st, 2023.

Once your registration has been confirmed, you will be asked to provide the following:

- Up to 20 photographs with titles and captions. Photographs without captions in the file info field will be rejected.

- Each image should be 1500 pixels on the longest side. (The system will reject bigger files).

- RGB mode

- JPEG format

- Maximum quality

- Filename: LastnameFirstname_title

- Tell us your story in up to 1500 words

- A Resume/CV in a Word document. Please include in the Bio file your current phone number and email address.

By submitting your images for the FotoEvidence Book Award you agree to the terms and conditions. Please check the box that indicates you have read and understand the terms and conditions.

For problems with the submission, contact: info@fotoevidence.com



Submission period: November 1st, 2023- January 30th 2024

Submissions for the 2024 FotoEvidence Book Award must be received by midnight (CET) on January 30th, 2024. 

Selected for the book participants will be announced in February/ March 2024.



Copyright and ownership of photographs remain with the photographer/photographers at all times. All entrants agree to grant FotoEvidence permission to use submitted work for promotional purposes in any electronic media, printed materials, or advertising. All published images will be credited with the photographer’s name. Entrants also agree to allow their images to be reproduced in third-party newspapers and magazines (printed and electronic) solely for the purpose of promoting the work, the photographer, FotoEvidence Association and the Book Award.

The Book Award prize winner agrees to the publication of their photographs as a FotoEvidence book under the terms of the FotoEvidence book contract.

FotoEvidence Association will collaborate with the photographers on editorial decisions in the development and publication of the book. Photographers will receive 25 complimentary copies of the book. There is a separate arrangment for books with multiple authors.


FotoEvidence Association reserves the right to reject entries that are not submitted properly. Submissions should come directly from artists or organizations. No exceptions will be made for late submissions.


Limitless Africans
Mickael Owunna
-Winner of the 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award with WPP
Winner of
2022 W Award
The Eyes of Earth
Solmaz Daryani
Winner of
2018 FotoEvidence Book Award