From 29. September till 23. October
The exhibition presents works by the twelve finalists of the international and venerable 36th Leica Camera AG photography competition. Each year, a high-calibre international jury selects the winners of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award and the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award. The jury places particular emphasis on the photographers’ unerring powers of observation; in completed series of up to twelve images, they give visual expression to the relationship between humans and their environment. Among the winners of recent years are Martin Kollar (2014), Mikhael Subotzky (2009), Dominic Nahr (2009), Jane Evelyn Atwood (1997) and Sebastiao Salgado (1985 and 1992). With prizes totalling around 80,000 euros, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award is one of the highest-endowed photography competitions in the field.
The international jury of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award / Award Newcomer is represented by: Chris Boot, Lorenza Bravetta, JH Engström, Christine Ollie und Karin Rehn-Kaufmann
Within the EMOP Berlin (European Month of Photography), Leica Camera AG will present the picture series of the twelve finalists of the prestigeous Leica Oskar Barnack Awards. The EMOP Berlin festival is organized by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in collaboration with museums, cultural institutions and galleries. It is part of the European Fotofestivals network of the cities Athens, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxemburg, Paris and Vienna.