The short list for the 2016 Nannen Prize has been announced! Stéphane Lavoué and his reportage, In der Wildnis, (Into the Wild) that appeared in LFI 3/2015, has been nominated in the photo reportage category.
Lavoué’s series portrays the people of the Northeast Kingdom in the US State of Vermont, and reveals the tough wildness that reigns in the small kingdom. The French photographer’s work is a personal homage to the region. In an interview that appeared in LFI 3/2015, he recounts some of the stories behind the pictures. You can see further pictures from the series on the LFI Blog and at the video section.
The Nannen Prize is considered one of the most renowned awards granted for photographic and journalistic work in the German language, that has appeared in print or online. Among the other nominees in the categories of photo reportage and staged photography, are numerous photographers who have worked with a Leica M from the LFI loan pool: Robin Hammond, Sebastian Liste, Kai Löffelbein, Andy Spyra and Rubén Salgado Escudero.
The Nannen Prize’s photography awards are chosen by an in-house jury. The team of three experts is made up of Barbara Klemm, photographer and recipient of the Leica Hall of Fame Award, Margot Klingsporn, Director of the Focus Agency, and Andreas Mühe, photographer and six-time winner of the Lead Award.
The award ceremony will take place on April 28, 2016. You can find further information at: www.nannen-preis.de.