The winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2020 is the Italian photographer Luca Locatelli. For his series "Future Studies" he was awarded in the main category in LOBA's anniversary year. Luca Locatelli not only receives the winner's prize, which this year has been increased to 40,000 euros for the first time but also a Leica camera equipment worth 10,000 euros.
The Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer 2020 goes to the Portuguese photographer Gonçalo Fonseca. For his series "New Lisbon" he was honored in the young talent category in LOBA's anniversary year. As the winner of the Newcomer Award, Gonçalo Fonseca will receive a photo assignment, a two-week tutoring at the Leica Camera AG headquarters in Wetzlar and a Leica Q worth around 5,000 euros.
The works of the 2020 LOBA Award winners will also be exhibited in the Leica Gallery Wetzlar. This year's anniversary catalog can be ordered here.