Hammond Features in Pictures of the Year Exhibit
New Zealand-born freelance photographer Robin Hammond is one of 49 photographers featuring in The Newseum’s highly anticipated Pictures of the Year exhibition, which runs through 1 September in Washington DC.
Hammond is the recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Fund for Humanistic Photography, a World Press Photo prize, the Pictures of the Year International World Understanding Award and four Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism.
Hammond is one of 15 photographers in this year’s exhibition who are represented with multiple images. None has more in the show than Hammond, who has six.
Pictures of the Year presents dramatic, award-winning images of the people, events and issues that shaped the world in 2013. The exhibit spotlights the best news images from Pictures of the Year International (POYi), the oldest photojournalism contest in the world.
Hammond won the contest’s World Understanding Award for his series “Condemned – Mental Health in African Countries in Crisis” and got an award of excellence for a portrait series, “I Am Lagos.”
Original article by Roger Catlin, The Washington Post, April 20, 2014.
Photo by Mads Norgaard.