Morteza Niknahad
Wellcome Photography Prize
2021 Winners & Shortlist Announced
Wellcome Trust Foundation

The world faces huge health challenges, and we at Wellcome support science that can find ways to solve these. But we also want to change the way the world thinks about health and to inspire new action.

That’s why the Wellcome Photography Prize celebrates remarkable visual stories that bring these issues to life.

Our two winners for 2021 are ‘Untangling’, Jameisha Prescod’s picture of herself knitting to block out her depression during lockdown, and ‘Trans Woman: Between Colour and Voice’, Yoppy Pieter’s series chronicling how the Covid-19 pandemic has made life harder for trans women in Indonesia.

In the shortlist, 31 talented photographers share their personal views of three of the most urgent global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and global heating. By bearing witness to these stories, we can all enrich our understanding – and strengthen our determination to find new solutions.