Photographer / Storyteller

Robin Hammond has dedicated his career to amplifying narratives of marginalised groups through long term visual story telling projects.

Career recognition includes the winning of two World Press Photo prizes, the RF Kennedy Journalism Award, six Pictures of the Year International Awards, the W.Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography, the recipient of six Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism and being named by Foreign Policy as one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers.

He is the founder of Witness Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing human rights through visual story telling.

His work on discrimination against the LGBTQI+ community around the world, Where Love Is Illegal, has become a popular social media campaign. It has been exhibited around the world, featured in many publications including on the cover of Time Magazine and National Geographic. The work led to him addressing the United Nations in 2018 to promote a campaign to end the extrajudicial execution and torture of LGBTQI+ individuals.

His work on mental health conditions and neurological disorders, In My World, has been used to influence governments and corporations to consider the rights of some of the most vulnerable members on the planet.

Robin is a National Geographic Explorer and contributing photographer.

For Witness Change matters please contact Robin at
For all other matters he can be reached at


My Lagos


Editions Bessard, 2016

Condemned, Mental health in African countries in crisis

FotoEvidence, 2014

Zimbabwe: Your Words Will Be Named Silence

Actes Sud, 2013