The prize goes to those photographs that best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful coexistence. Inner peace, peaceful coexistence, peace in a community, peace between nations, international peace policy – what image do we have of this? While many major photo awards focus on the conflicts and crises, the wars and catastrophes on our globe, what usually remains underexposed in professional awards is what people are also capable of. The Global Peace Photo Award, launched in 2013, fills this gap: It shows the facets of peacefulness. It supplements the image of people with their good sides. It honors those images that tell of success, not failure. Of empathy, not of hate. Of preservation instead of destruction. Of encouragement instead of agony. And of the human right to beauty. In memory of the Austrian Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1911, Alfred Fried, he pays tribute to all forms of pacifism and disarmament in the individual as well as in the context of society as a whole.