Photographers From Around The World Attempt To Describe What ‘Hope’ Means To Them, And Here Are The Best 50 Photos

When times get rough, hope is essential to keep our heads up and battle out life’s challenges. From acts of compassion to the birth of a newborn, hope can manifest in many different ways.

Here are 50 of the best photos selected among the #Hope2019 Photo Contest by AGORA images, a free-to-use photography app that has been rewarding the world’s biggest prizes in global photo contests since 2017.

Photographers from all around the world show us what hope means to them, reminding us that beauty and kindness still exist in our world. Check out the top 50 photos that will warm your heart, make you smile and give you hope!

Which photo resonated with you the most? Comment and vote for your favorite one!

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#1

Childhood Is A Memorable Time In Our Life

Childhood Is A Memorable Time In Our Life

@ashee_phtgrphy (India)

#2

Hope

Hope

@leylaemektar (Turkey)

#3

Firefighter

Firefighter

@asadksungkar (Indonesia)

#4

Smile

Smile

@imanzha (Indonesia)

#5

#followher

#followher

@icnworld (Netherlands)
Taken at Labor Day in Amsterdam.

#6

Promises To Heaven

Promises To Heaven

@ajuriaguerra (Spain)
Taken in Tibet.
“A Tibetan monk throws his promises of hope to heaven.”

#7

New Generation

New Generation

@larakuti (Indonesia)
Taken in Indonesia.

#8

Dance/Fighter

Dance/Fighter

@ojodevaca (Peru)
Taken during the rehearsal of a male ballet group in Lima.

#9

Never Give Up

Never Give Up

@tutul1410 (Bangladesh)
Taken at a centre for paralysed people in Bangladesh.

#10

Into The Flames…

Into The Flames...

@seinq (Malaysia)
“A shot of a firefighter sacrificing his life, doing his job and keeping everybody safe. A bus caught on fire and it was a total disaster, and the firefighters came. Everyone was safe, there were no injuries. I was there at the right moment and the right time, and this firefighter has done what he was supposed to do.”

#11

Group Hope

Group Hope

@msubirats (Spain)

#12

Despite The Alarming Climate Change, There Is Still Hope. All We Have To Do Is Act

Despite The Alarming Climate Change, There Is Still Hope. All We Have To Do Is Act

@real_raypotter (Philippines).
Taken during a volunteer event for an environmentally friendly organization.
“I hope that this micro-effort will have a macro-effect in saving our planet.”

#13

Sunray

Sunray

@victordevalles (Spain)

#14

Hope To Survive

Hope To Survive

@altone (Lithuania)
“A picture of my daughter’s and her 97 year old great grandmother’s hands. With this photo, I wanted to show that old people are still needed for their experience, wisdom, and sharing.”

#15

All Soul’s Day

All Soul's Day

@azimronnie (Bangladesh)

#16

Working For A Living

Working For A Living

@dikyedarling (Indonesia)

#17

Smiles

Smiles

@mohamedeldor (Egypt)

#18

Life Begins, Tiny Stork Babies

Life Begins, Tiny Stork Babies

@lexluther (Sweden)
“First moments of life for these stork babies.”

#19

Attitude

Attitude

@kike_p73 (Spain)
“The photo represents how children are the future and the hope of humanity.”

#20

Just Came Out

Just Came Out

@anjali2890 (India)
Taken in India.
“The person is coming out of the fog of confusion and problems, now there is a hope to go towards a right path.”

#21

Living With Trash

Living With Trash

@franspatadungan (Indonesia)
Taken in Indonesia.
“If the AGORA community chose me as the #HOPE2019 winner, then I would use the prize to continue the anti-plastic campaign in my small town.”

#22

Brotherhood

Brotherhood

@gabrieleraffaelli (Italy)

#23

Playing On The Railway

Playing On The Railway

@maula039 (Indonesia)

#24

Pray Time

Pray Time

@ravir (Sri Lanka)

#25

Live

Live

@diego_mr (Spain)
“A mum-to-be and her grandmother are sharing a bonding moment.”

#26

Hope For Peace

Hope For Peace

@jieshunsu (Philippines)
“This girl is praying for peace at her village’s Buddhist temple.”

#27

Winners

Winners

@arnieuo (Philippines)
Taken in the Philippines.
“The photo was taken at a kids outreach program in the Philippines. The kids just won a group game and their expressions portray the happiness that can come from the simple things in life.”

#28

Big Happy Six

Big Happy Six

@eighthman (Ghana)

#29

Hoping For A Bright Future

Hoping For A Bright Future

@koi_harvey60 (Philippines)
Taken at a monk orphanage in Myanmar.

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#30

The Believer

The Believer

@jevgenij (Latvia)
Taken in Greece.

#31

Te Doy Lo Mejor De Mi

Te Doy Lo Mejor De Mi

@marinatesalia (Spain)
“A mother breastfeeding her baby. Children growing up healthy and protected are the great hope of the earth.”

#32

Morning

Morning

@rajkumarmarko (India)

#33

Money And Smile

Money And Smile

@salimbhayangkara (Indonesia)
Taken at a wedding ceremony.

#34

Family

Family

@lightpalmer (Tanzania)

#35

Releasing Birds For Hope

Releasing Birds For Hope

@emrahuygun (Turkey)
Taken in Cambodia.

#36

Symbol

Symbol

@theeastwoodexperience (Ghana)

#37

Mother And Incense

Mother And Incense

@ayesha.2000 (Sri Lanka)
“Incense holds an invaluable role in Buddhist ceremonies. In this photo taken in one of the biggest Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka, a mother is praying to give people hope and confidence for the future.”

#38

I Miss You

I Miss You

@irlansteven (Indonesia)
“A widowed man misses the love of his life, and hopes to reunite with her in the afterlife.”

#39

Spring’

Spring'

@joshuajthurston (Palu City)
“A delicate flower is sprouting as spring slowly comes back.”

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#40

The Sound Of Hope

The Sound Of Hope

@kuyaoyo (Philippines)
“This photo was taken among a group of underprivileged Filipino students in a music class.”

#41

Pilgrims Performing Tawaf

Pilgrims Performing Tawaf

@tanveer.rohan (Meca)

#42

Food For Blessing

Food For Blessing

@rafayat (Bangladesh)
Taken at a temple in Bangladesh.

#43

Selalu Dalam Keindahan Dan Kebahagiaan

Selalu Dalam Keindahan Dan Kebahagiaan

@recaear (Indonesia)

#44

The Hope Of The Future

The Hope Of The Future

@rollimages (Philippines)
Taken in Dubai.

#45

Where There’s Life, There’s Hope

Where There's Life, There's Hope

@rockmagery (Ghana)
“A group of fishermen going fishing despite [there being] no fish in the area.”

#46

Undefined

Undefined

@soneath (Cambodia)
Taken in Cambodia.

#47

Heads Or Tails, There’s Always A Choice

Heads Or Tails, There's Always A Choice

@anandu_venpakal (India)
“When faced with deciding whether to make a change, flipping a coin can put you in the right direction.”

#48

Hope

Hope

@wunderbilder (Germany)

#49

Environmental Hope

Environmental Hope

@photollarena (Spain)

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#50

Love

Love

@spykevasu (India)
Taken in India.

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Written by Alan Smith

Alan Smith

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