Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award 2019


Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award

Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award

Deadline: November 8, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: € 6,000 to develop a photography project

The Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, granted by Médicos del Mundo Spain recognizes the work of professional photographers who, through their images, denounce inequities, injustices and abuses, or testify to the situations that propitiate them or that fight.

By giving this prize the proper name of the photographer and cooperator Luis Valtueña, tribute is paid to his memory and that of three other cooperating members of the association who were murdered in Rwanda (1997) and in Bosnia (1995) when they were carrying out actions humanitarian

This award also wants to highlight human values and evidence all kinds of violations of people’s rights. Doctors of the World is firmly committed to documentary photography to raise awareness among the general public and promote social mobilization, in order to contribute to the eradication of the worst of diseases: injustice.


  • July 10, 2019 – Opening of the call
  • November 8, 2019 – Closure of the call
  • November 11 and 12, 2019 – Correction of errors
  • January, 2020 – Award presentation and exhibition opening


Photographers and photographers of any nationality, of legal age and related to the documentary approach, may participate.


The photographs must narrate or tell a story related to these topics: humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations or socially excluded groups.


The winning person will receive a work grant of 6,000 euros (raw amount, the corresponding withholding will be applied depending on the nationality and the situation of the beneficiary) to make an in-depth report consisting of at least 50 photographs and how many pieces of video and / or audio it considers pertinent, around some of the lines of work of Doctors of the World, being able to be carried out in any of the countries in which the organization develops programs of humanitarian action and / or cooperation to the development.



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