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‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’: the jury has reached its verdict

The jury of prominent international experts has chosen the twelve finalists of this year’s ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’.

This year, more than 3,200 photographers from 108 countries took part in and submitted their work to the long-established international photographic competition organised by Leica Camera AG. This is a new record number of entrants in the history of the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’.

The announcement of the winners of both categories will take place on 28 September in the course of an official prize-giving ceremony in Berlin. In the course of the EMOP Berlin – the European Month of Photography – Leica will be publicly presenting the works of all twelve finalists for the first time in a grand exhibition in the ‘Neuen Schule für Fotografie Berlin’ in the period from 29 September to 23 October 2016.

A special issue of LFI Magazine presenting the winners and finalists and their comprehensive portfolios will be published to accompany the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’.


These are the 12 finalists:

·         Juan Pablo Bellandi, Venezuela: ‘Chasing HAMPA’

·         Fulvio Bugani, Italy: ‘Soul y Sombras’

·         Scarlett Coten, France: ‘Mectoub’

·         William Daniels, France: ‘C.A.R.’

·         Vincent Delbrouck, Belgium: ‘New Paintings’

·         Guillaume Herbaut, France: ‘Ukraine: Maidan to Donbass’

·         Stéphane Lavoué, France: ‘The North East Kingdom’

·         Max Pinckers, Belgium: ‘Two Kinds of Memory and Memory itself’

·         Guilio Piscitelli, Italy: ‘Informal facilities in the Jungle’

·         Clémentine Schneidermann, France: ‘The Unbearable, the Sadness and the Rest’

·         Sadegh Souri, Iran: ‘Waiting Girls’

·         Esther Teichmann, Germany: ‘Mondschwimmen’

The complete portfolios in the categories ’Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ and ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award’ can now be viewed here.