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Leica Camera Invites Professional Photographers to Submit Entries to Prestigious 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Award

Today, Leica Camera AG starts the 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Award, a prestigious international photography competition:

  • The winner of the 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Award will receive:
    • a Leica M camera with a lens worth approximately $13,524.00 (€10,000)

    • plus a cash prize of $6,762.00 (€5,000)

  • The winner of the 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award, for (aspiring) professional photographers aged 25 and under will also be awarded a Leica rangefinder camera with a lens

PRESS RELEASE

LEICA CAMERA NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2013 OSKAR BARNACK AWARD

Entries may be submitted online through March 1, 2013

Solms, Germany (February 5, 2013) – Leica Camera AG announces the commencement of the 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Award and invites professional photographers to submit entries to this prestigious international photography competition. Applications and photographic projects are now being accepted online through March 1, 2013 at www.leica-oskar-barnack-award.com. The winners of the 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Award and Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award will be announced over the course of the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie festival held in Arles, France July 1-7, 2013.

The highly-esteemed accolade has been presented since 1979, the year marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leica inventor Oskar Barnack. The winner of the 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Award will receive a Leica M camera with a lens worth approximately $13,524.00 (€10,000) in addition to a cash prize of $6,762.00 (€5,000). A second honor will be awarded in the category Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award, for (aspiring) professional photographers aged 25 and under. The second winner will also be awarded a Leica rangefinder camera with a lens.

An international jury presents the Leica Oskar Barnack and Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer awards to photographers whose unerring powers of observation capture and express the relationship between people and their environment in a portfolio of up to 12 images. Submissions must be a self-contained series of images in which the photographer perceives and documents the interaction between people and their environment with acute vision and contemporary visual style – creative, unobtrusive and groundbreaking.

The members of this year’s jury include: Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, artistic director of the Leica Galerie in Salzburg; Alain Genestar, editor of Polka Magazin; Markus Schaden, publisher and curator, and photographers Klavdij Sluban and Peter Turnley.

About Leica Camera:

Leica represents a union of craftsmanship, technology and experience. It is at once an extension of art, knowledge and philosophy, providing a state-of-the-art optical experience in a precision, hand-made photographic instrument. Leica Camera has a simple mission: to provide users with an incomparable experience, an instrument that defines an unsurpassed heritage and sets a standard of excellence for the industry to meet. www.leica-camera.com

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This video presents “Oskar Barnack Award 2012 Jury Video”:

  • Get an inside look at the 2012 Oskar Barnack Award Jury in action


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