Photographer Robin Hammond has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues around the world. He won the FotoEvidence Book Award for Documenting Social Injustice for his photo project “Condemned.” The same body of work was exhibited at the photojournalism festival Visa Pour l’Image in France, as well as in New York, Italy and Belgium.
Hammond is the recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant 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. Winning the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award allowed him to continue his long-term photo project on life in Zimbabwe under the rule of Robert Mugabe. The work culminated in an exhibition in Paris and the publication of his first book, Your Wounds Will Be Named Silence. This work went on to be exhibited at Le Recontres in Arles, France, as well as in Milan, Rome and Cologne, and was featured in National Geographic. Born in New Zealand, Hammond has lived in Japan, the United Kingdom, South Africa and France. He is the subject of the film We’re All Complicit (Mountainfilm 2016).