The grand ceremony for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2018 takes place this evening at the St. Elisabeth Church in Berlin. The event is accompanied by an exhibition of all shortlisted works, which will be on display in the New School for Photography’s gallery space until 31 October.
From Northern Ireland to Germany’s Hambach Forest, from China to Peru: the projects shortlisted for this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award take the viewer all around the globe. The overall winner is Belgian photographer Max Pinckers, who impressed the jury with his series ‘Red Ink’ – offering insights into the isolated Republic of North Korea. Mary Gelman, who received the LOBA Newcomer Award, travelled to the remote Russian community of Svetlana, capturing its inhabitants in deeply sensitive portraits. Daniel Chatard, Vanja Bucan, Ernesto Benavides, Samuel Gratacap, Kechun Zhang, Elsa Stubbé, Christian Werner, Stephen Dock, Turi Calafato and Stéphane Lavoué complete this year’s shortlist.
2018 marks the 38th edition of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. The prestigious photography prize is designed to honour projects that convey profound observations of man and his environment. This year, around 2500 participants from 110 countries submitted their series to be evaluated by an international expert jury.
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