The debut edition of the August Sander Award for portrait photography, initiated by Ulla Bartenbach and Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach, has attracted more than 160 entries. Following extensive discussions, the jury has now selected a shortlist of eight finalists which will subsequently yield the competition’s overall winner. These are the nominated photographers and their respective series:
Hieronymus Ahrens (Germany): City for the Blind (2016–2017)
Michele Borzoni (Italy): Workers Buyout (2017)
Snezhana von Büdingen (Russia/Germany): Encounter with Sofie (2017–2018)
Dan Hirsch (Israel/Germany): My Life as a Man (since 2009)
Paul Kranzler (Austria): Syndicate 18 / Youth Portraits (1993–2013)
Masixole Ncevu (South Africa): Isolation (2017) and
Nelli Palomäki (Finland): Shared (since 2016).
The winner will be announced on 24 April 2018. This is followed by a grand awards ceremony on 6 September 2018, set to take place during the opening reception of the exhibition August Sander: Masterpieces – People of the Twentieth Century at the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur in Cologne.
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