Foto: Sergey Melnitchenko, Behind the Scenes

Leica – Oskar Barnack Award

14th September until 15th Oktober 2017

On view: The works of all twelve finalists of the prestigious photographic competition for professional and up-and-coming photographers. 

The Leica Camera AG presented the works of all twelve finalists of the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) at a major exhibition in the ‘Neue Schule für Fotografie’ from 14 September to 15 October 2017. The international photographic competition exists since 1979 and features two categories, the „Leica Oskar Barnack Award“ and the „Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer“.

In 2017 around 2,700 photographers from a total of 104 countries submitted works to the award. An international jury awards the LOBA to professional photographers whose unerring powers of observation capture and express the relationship between man and the environment in the most graphic form in a sequence of a minimum of 10 up to a maximum of 12 images. With prizes amounting to a total cash value of 80,000 euros, the LOBA is one of the most highly remunerated photographic competitions.

For more information please visit: http://www.leica-oskar-barnack-award.com/en/