The twelve finalists of this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) have been chosen.
Around 2,700 photographers from a total of 104 different countries submitted entries to the LOBA 2017. This year, the jury was again impressed by the large number of entrants and quality of the portfolios submitted to the competition. The winners of the 37th LOBA will receive their prizes in the course of a gala event in Berlin on 13 September. The works of all twelve finalists will then be on view again from 14 September to 15 October 2017 at a major exhibition in the ‘Neue Schule für Fotografie’ in Berlin. The LOBA Catalogue 2017, presenting the winners and finalists in detail with comprehensive portfolios and interview, will be published to accompany the exhibition.
These are the twelve finalists:
- Terje Abusdal, Norway: ‘Slash & Burn’
- Clara Chichin, France: ‘Under the eyes that few minutes exhaust’
- Yoann Cimier, Tunisia: ‘Nomad’s Land’
- Aleksey Kondratyev, Kyrgyzstan: ‘Ice Fishers’
- Sergey Melnitchenko, Ukraine: ‘Behind the Scenes’
- Gideon Mendel, South Africa: ‘Drowning World’
- Dominic Nahr, Switzerland: ‘Fallout’
- Ekaterina Sevrouk, Germany: ‘Fremd bin ich eingezogen’
- Viktoria Sorochinski, Ukraine: ‘Lands of No-Return’
- Vera Torok, Hungary: ‘Accidentally on Purpose’
- Emilien Urbano, France: ‘War of a Forgotten Nation’
- Patrick Willocq, France: ‘You cannot pick a stone with one finger’
The complete portfolios from the categories ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ and ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer’ can now be viewed here.