In­ter­na­tional award tar­gets young artists

The Shed - - News -

One of the most pres­ti­gious an­nual in­ter­na­tional pho­tog­ra­phy awards is this year en­cour­ag­ing younger folk to par­tic­i­pate, with a new cat­e­gory for up-and-com­ing pho­tog­ra­phers.

For its 2015 pro­gramme, the Le­ica Os­kar Bar­nack Award now in­cludes a new­comer prize for pho­tog­ra­phers aged 25 and un­der look­ing to es­tab­lish a pro­fes­sional ca­reer, with a prize of €5000 ($7785) plus a Le­ica rangefinde­r cam­era and lens.

The new­comer prize is in ad­di­tion to the main Le­ica Os­kar Bar­nack Award, which this year has the big­gest at­tached prize so far, com­pris­ing €25000 and Le­ica M-Sys­tem equip­ment val­ued at €10000 (for a to­tal value of about $55,000).

To en­ter pho­tog­ra­phers must sub­mit a port­fo­lio of up to 12 im­ages show­cas­ing “unerring pow­ers of ob­ser­va­tion” in demon­strat­ing the re­la­tion­ship be­tween man and the en­vi­ron­ment.

Sub­mis­sions can be made now at le­ica-os­kar­bar­, and are open un­til March 1.

Martin Kol­lar, 2014 Os­kar Bar­nack Award Win­ner

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