Since the dawn of photography, images captured on film have brought previously undocumented events to the attention of the public. Photographs have changed not only people's perception but, in some cases, altered the course of history. Fotoevidence is founded to continue the tradition of using photography to draw attention to human rights violations, injustice, oppression and assaults on sovereignty or human dignity wherever they may occur.
Every year the FotoEvidence Book Award will recognize a photo project documenting evidence of a violation of human rights. The selected project will be published as part of a FotoEvidence series of photo books dedicated to pay tribute to the work of photographers, whose commitment and courage deliver painful truths, creating an awareness and intolerance towards violations of human dignity.