Hans-Jürgen Burkard’s photojournalistic career spans five decades to date. Now the German Society for Photography (DGPh) has honoured his outstanding work as a magazine and reportage photographer with the prestigious Dr. Erich Salomon Prize. Burkard’s oeuvre is largely centred around social injustices and their impact on individual people’s lives. His reportages have been widely published in leading magazines around the world.
Burkard has received numerous internationally renowned prizes, including the World Press Photo Award (1991 and 1992) and the ICP Infinity Award of Journalism (1994).
The annual Dr. Erich Salomon Prize, which was established by the German Society for Photography in 1971, comprises a certificate as well as a Leica camera engraved with the recipient’s name. Among the previous winners are photographers and organisations such as Robert Frank (1985), Barbara Klemm (1989), Reporters sans Frontières (2002), Letizia Battaglia (2007), Josef Koudelka (2015) and Chris Killip (2020).
For further details visit Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie