This year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award contestants have been narrowed down to 12 finalists out of 2,500 photographers for 110 different countries. The portfolios will be presented at the Neuen Schule für Fotographie (Brunnenstrasse 188-190) in Berlin from 10 to 31 October. This will coincide with the European Month of Photography, also in Berlin.
According to Leica, the Barnack Award with cash prizes of around €80,000 is one of the industry’s most prestigious photographic competitions.
The winner of the main category will receive €25,000 and a Leica M system to a value of €10,000. The winner of the Newcomer Award will get a cash prize of 10,000 euros and will also be presented with a Leica rangefinder camera and lens. In addition to the two main categories, ten further submissions to the competition will each receive prizes of 2,500 euros.
Here are a couple of examples from German Christian Werner and Kechun Zhang of China.
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