Sinchi’s photography competition provided a unique opportunity for visual story tellers around the world to be recognised for their talent and commitment to cultural diversity.

The theme for the 2018 competition was cultural practice, inspired by anything from customs, events, spirituality to community and artistic expression. Our judging panel paid close attention to clarity of expression, overall artistic impression and potential social impact. Participants were invited to submit individual images or a series featuring up to a maximum of six photos with accompanying captions, welcoming images from both remote and urban environments. This competition is not limited to indigenous culture.

“The challenge is for all of us to care enough about what lies outside our own world.”

Competition Judges

2018 Photography Competition Winners

We are delighted to share with you the winners of our 2018 photo competition, celebrating the strength and beauty of indigenous cultures and cultural diversity. With almost double the amount of entries from last year, the quality and social merit far exceeded our expectations. Showing their support for the transfer of knowledge to future generations, the winning photography represents a unique documentation of different cultures across the globe were exhibited for a month at Amsterdam cultural hub Pakhuis de Zwijger. The opening event took place on February 21st 2019.

2017 winners here

Commended Entries x 12