The “Leica Oskar Barnack Award” photo contest for professional photographers started in the next round.

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2013

As every year an international jury will award the “Leica Oskar Barnack Award” and the “Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award”. The prize goes to the photographer who can best express the relationship between man and their environment in a picture series of up to twelve shots.

The members of this year’s jury are Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, the Artistic Director of the Leica Galerie in Salzburg, Alain Genestar, the editor of the Polka Magazin, Markus Schaden, a publisher and curator, and the photographers Klavdij Sluban and Peter Turnley.

The tender documents are available here: Leica Oskar Barnack Award

Here is the official press release:

Press information

Competition for professional photographers:
The 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Award has started
Application forms for entrants now available online
The 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Award has started. The terms and conditions of entry can be downloaded from www.leica-oskar-barnack-award.com. Photographers interested in taking part can now submit their applications and photographic projects online until 1 March 2013.
The winner of the 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Award will receive a Leica M camera with lens worth approximately € 10,000 in addition to a cash prize of € 5,000. A second honour in the course of the competition will be awarded in the category ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award’, for (prospective) professional photographers aged 25 and under. The winner of the first prize in this section will also be awarded a Leica rangefinder camera complete with lens. The awards will be presented in the course of the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie photography festival to be held in Arles, France from 1 to 7 July 2013.

An international jury awards the Leica Oskar Barnack Award/Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award to photographers whose unerring powers of observation capture and express the relationship between men and their environment in graphic form in a portfolio of up to 12 images. Submissions must be a self-contained series of images in which the photographer perceives and documents the interaction between men and their environment with acute vision and contemporary visual style – creative, unobtrusive and groundbreaking.
The members of this year’s jury include: Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Artistic Director of the Leica Galerie in Salzburg, Alain Genestar, editor Polka Magazin, Markus Schaden, publisher and curator, and the photographers Klavdij Sluban and Peter Turnley.
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