Global Law Photography Competition
2020 Theme: DisplacementDeveloping the legal tools to uphold the rule of law matters to all members of the legal profession but in times of crisis, it is even more crucial that the entire legal profession rally to protect the most vulnerable in our society. That’s why all members of the legal profession, from law students to paralegals, judges to solicitors, are invited to join this effort and capture in photography what displacement means to them. They will shine a light on topics that deserve public attention. In its second year, the 2020 Global Law Photography Competition, organised by Obelisk Support, the London-based provider of flexible legal services, was launched in March 2020. After the success of our 2019 competition, which was won by Magdalena Bakowska of Hogan Lovells and highlighted the role of lawyers in fighting climate change, the subject of 2020's competition was displacement. The 2020 competition supported and raised awareness for the work of Safe Passage, a charity that uses the law to support child refugees’ right to legal passage, and it was sponsored by LexisNexis UK. Given the impact and disruption of the COVID crisis on the legal profession, the 2020 Global Law Photography Competition will reopen under a different format in 2021. Watch this space for updates.
2020 Global Law Photography Competition
This photo is a reflection of how, over time, displacement can lead to beauty. Muslim slaves imported to South Africa in the eighteenth century from Malaysia, Indonesia and Africa (supplemented by political exiles from Java and Ceylon in the early 1800s) constructed narrow townhouses in the “Bo Kaap” area of Cape Town following emancipation in […]
Prayer for peace
This photo was taken in Axum, northern Ethiopia in November 2019. On the first seven days of each of the 13 months of the Ethiopian calendar, a replica of the Ark of the Covenant is paraded around the streets of the town in the very early hours of the morning, followed by a candlelit procession […]
Water displacement is a particular case of fluid displacement, which is simply the principle that any object placed in a fluid causes that fluid to no longer occupy that volume of space. The fluid must go somewhere, however, and so with liquids in containers, this causes their overall height to rise. Fluid displacement in general and […]
This image was taken in October 2018 in the Mathere slum, Nairobi, Kenya. I choose this image as the women pictured here was the grandmother of a student at a local school who invited us to visit her shanty. We were visiting the Mathere slums, which has a population of 500K, with a local charity […]