“For the first time in modern history, survivors are being given space to come forward publicly with their stories and foster discussion on how to end rape culture. In the absence of this space, people often have had to heal in silence, privately processing the trauma they’ve endured.”
Emily Andersen has been making photographic portraits of the international avant-garde since graduating from the Royal College of Art in the early 1980s. Having started out by finding her way into some pretty cool-sounding private parties in London and New York, she began convincing artists and musicians to pose for her – from Nan Goldin to Nico.
Ness Champion has been nominated as a heroine for founding PhotoAid Global, an organisation that addresses subjects such as human and animal rights, as well as environmental awareness by celebrating “photojournalism that inspires understanding and action through visual documentary.” Ness also runs education programmes in the UK and overseas.