This year the German Photographic Society (DGPh) is recognising the work of photographer and college professor Rolf Nobel with the Dr Erich Salomon Award.
With Prof. Rolf Nobel (*1950) the DGPh is honouring “one of the most influential German photography teachers, whose work as a photographer, festival and gallery founder has had a defining influence. Starting from the tradition of Otto Steinert, Nobel has hallmarked photo journalism tertiary education in Germany, helping to bring it to international awareness in the process.” This ensures that, at a time when the media landscape is evolving at high speed, there is a constant place for images that focus around people.
The DGPh has been conferring the Dr. Erich Salomon Award every year since 1971 “for the exemplary application of photography in journalism”. The award ceremony will take place on June 17, 2016, within the framework of the 5th Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, of which Rolf Nobel is one of the initiators. The award includes a certificate and a Leica camera with name engraved on it.
Further information available at: Dr. Erich Salomon Award