ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Human Rights Commission (HRCP) is organizing a national photo essay competition aimed at raising awareness of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. “Every citizen has the right to assemble peacefully and unarmed, subject to any reasonable restriction imposed by law in the interest of public order. (Article 16, Constitution of Pakistan).
Assemblies can be platforms for advocating for change and for raising awareness of civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights.
HRCP invited photographers based in Pakistan to submit photo essays (a series of photographs telling a story) illustrating the right to peaceful assembly. The submission can focus on a single public gathering or on several, related to a particular topic. Rallies may include demonstrations, rallies, marches, sit-ins, vigils, demonstrations or protest camps that took place between January 1, 2021 and March 15, 2022. The top three entries will be submitted in a public exhibition organized by HRCP.
One entry per person (entries by teams of two or more photographers are permitted).
This competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers, but you must use your own images. Any image not produced by you is grounds for disqualification. Images must have been shot within the specified time period and be relevant to the theme.
Images submitted must not have been published elsewhere (for example, in a newspaper or magazine), although you can submit images that you have produced and shared on your social media platforms as long as you indicate when and where they were. been downloaded.