Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2018

These are the twelve finalists of LOBA 2018. Thanks again to all participants!

Mary Gelman, Svetlana
In her personal projects, such as “Svetlana”, Mary Gelman specialises in issues such as sexual identity, sexuality, violence and discrimination.
Mary Gelman was born in St. Petersburg in 1994, where she attended DocDocDoc Photography School. Her work has appeared in different Russian media, including Sobaka.ru and lenta.ru, as well as international publications such as the Washington Post and Buzzfeed. In 2017 she won first place at the Istanbul Photo Awards in the Portraits category.
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Daniel Chatard, Niemandsland
Daniel Chartard’s “Niemandsland” (No man’s land) documents the tense, conflict-laden situation existing between environmental activists, on the one hand, and the brown coal industry in the Rhein district, on the other.
Daniel Chatard was born in Heidelberg in 1996, and, after graduating from high school, studied Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. His work to date has earned him the German Youth Photography Award and the BFF Award.
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Christian Werner, Road to Ruin
Christian Werner’s reportages tell emotional stories about the harsh realities of life in conflict zones. “Road to Ruin” – taken following the fall of Aleppo – shows different stations along the way during a trip through Bashar al Assad’s Syria.
Christian Werner was born in Hanover in 1987. He studied Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at college there. His work appears in magazines such as Spiegel, the Washington Post and LFI.
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Samuel Gratacap, Presence
Samuel Gratacap’s work moves between photo journalism and visual art. Since 2007, Gratacap has been documenting the lives of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean. In his “Presence” series, he brings together images from both sides of the Mediterranean for the first time. For this purpose, he photographed in Italy, Tunisia and Libya.
Samuel Gratacap was born in 1982 and studied Art at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Marseille.
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Stephen Dock, Architecture of Violence
The fear of peace and the aftermath of war in a country: this is what interested Stephen Dock about Ireland and launched his “Architecture of Violence” project in 2012.
Stephen Dock studied Photography in Lyon and works as a photojournalist for various French magazines. He is interested in dysfunctional societies and photographs conflict zones such as the West Bank, Syria and Mali.
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Vanja Bucan, Sequences of Truth and Deception
In ihrer Serie “Sequences of Truth and Deception” beschäftigt sich Vanja Bucan mit unserem ambivalenten Verhältnis zur Natur, das, wie sie sagt, von Dominanz, Ausbeutung und Idealisierung geprägt sei. In Porträts und Stillleben versucht Bucan eine vielschichtige und dekonstruierte Vision der Natur zu erzeugen.
Vanja Bucan wurde 1973 in Nova Gorica, Slowenien, geboren. Sie lebt und arbeitet derzeit in Berlin.
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Turi (Salvatore) Calafato, Amuninni ‘u mari (Let’s go to the sea)
In summertime, Sicilians move their lives to the beaches. With his “Amuninni ’u mari” (Let’s go to the sea) series, Turi Calafato observes people in their daily sea-side activities, documenting the colourful hustle and bustle on the beaches.
Turi (Salvatore) Calafato was born in 1979. He lives and works as a free-lance photographer in Italy.
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Elsa Stubbé, Les extraterrestres ont mangé mon jardin
Elsa Stubbé’s work gives wings to the viewer’s imagination, demanding a new definition of our perception of the environment. Her current project “Les extraterrestres ont mangé mon jardin” (Extraterrestrials have eaten my garden) presents surreal images of nature full of hidden poetry, where she explores the borderline between photographic and conceptual art.
Elsa Stubbé received her Masters in Publishing from the Royal Academy of Beaux Arts in Brussels, and has already self-published three books. She has exhibited in Brussels, Marseilles and Liege.
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Max Pinckers, Red Ink
Pinckers wants his work to explore the degree to which photography actually reflects reality. This also applies to his current project, “Red Ink”, that he photographed under strict surveillance in North Korea, and where he plays very specifically with the viewer’s perception.
Max Pinckers’ work moves between visual storytelling, documentary photography and sheer aesthetics. He was already a finalist for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award in 2016.
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Stéphane Lavoué, On the Edge of the World
In “On the Edge of the World”, Lavoué tells the story of the fishing industry through the eyes of those who remain on shore: the women in the canning factories, and the workers that produce tons of ice for storing the fish.
Stéphane Lavoué was born in 1976 and initially graduated in Engineering. He was a finalist for the Leica Oscar Barnack Award in 2016, and winner of the Prix Niépce in 2018.
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Kechun Zhang, Between Mountains and Water
The interaction between people and nature is one of Kechun Zhang’s favourite subjects. In “Between Mountains and Water” he deals with two natural phenomena that touch people’s emotions in China in particular. With his images, he creates documentary artefacts that appear to halt the high- speed passage of time for a brief moment.
Kechun Zhang was born in Sichuan in 1980. After participating in numerous international photo festivals, his work was exhibited in the USA, Canada and China. The photographer currently lives in the Chinese metropolis of Chengdu.
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Ernesto Benavides, Dredges
Every year, a number of hectares of Peruvian forest are lost to illegal gold mining. Benavides’s “Dredges” series presents impressive aerial photographs of this destructive exploitation of nature.
In addition to his own photo projects, Benavides works for the France Press Agency, and is published regularly in the international press. He has been teaching photography at the University of Lima since 2010.
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Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2018
more images from the 12 finalists at Leica

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OceanCapture

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We have been in business since the spring of 2007. We cater for all levels of photography, from beginner through to professional.
Our tutors are all experienced tour leaders, but equally importantly are successful, renowned professional fine art photographers themselves.

White Horses of the Camargue
with Jonathan Chritchley
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Greenland
with Jonathan Chritchley
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Venice Creative Workshop
with Jonathan Chritchley
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Miami & The Florida Keys
with Jonathan Chritchley
and Jorge De La Torriente
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China Li River Private Photography Tour
with Jonathan Chritchley
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Fine Art Photography Workshops and Tours

Olympus Global Open Photo Contest

Throughout our near 100-year history, Olympus has been recognized as a pioneer and innovator focused on contributing to society by making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling. In line with these contributions, the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18 featured the following six categories.

Over 150,000 entries were received from around the world. Thanks to all who entered. Here are the photos our judges selected as winners and runners-up. Congratulations to the photographers of these fascinating photos!

Grand Prize
Not leave Me by Myo Thet
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Connections to Cherish
Category First Prize by Alexandr
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Stories
Category First Prize – salt by giancarlolepore
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Power of Life
Category First Prize – Maternidad by Mick-Villa
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Art
Category First Prize – The winds of Aegean Sea by almoustris
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Olympus Global Open Photo Contest
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On The Edge

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots of people on the edge in this photo contest

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “The Seeker ” by exploredexposure
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Congratulations Runner Up “Playing in the sky again ” by jamesrushforth
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Congratulations Runner Up “RoqueNublo10 ” by AnotherDayisNOW
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Congratulations Amateur Winner “S@Santa Rita Flats” by butchpomtier
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Congratulations People’s Choice “A Woman’s Wrath ” by ryanbuchanan
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On The Edge Photo Contest Winners
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From the World Photographic Cup

The WPC was founded in 2013 as a cooperative effort by The Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Its singular goal is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation. A Governing Committee has been created to conduct the ongoing affairs of the competition, also supported by UAPP (United Asian Professional Photography) and AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography). The brotherhood and sisterhood of photography is a bond that transcends language, culture, and geography. That’s the foundation behind the World Photographic Cup, an one of a kind international team competition. Sure, there are lots of other competitions, but there is just one World Photographic Cup.

Andy Cheung, Australia
Reportage / Photojournalism – 10th Place
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EngTong Tan, Malaysia
Nature (Landscape and Wildlife) – Gold Medal
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Jun Matsuoka, Japan
Wedding – 6th Place
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Erich Caparas, United States
Portrait – Silver Medal
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Paul Wright, Canada
Reportage / Photojournalism – Bronze Medal
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Angela Miller, Australia
Commercial – 10th Place
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Dan McClanahan, United States
Nature (Landscape and Wildlife) – Bronze Medal
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Vincent O’Byrne, Ireland
Illustration / Digital Art – Bronze Medal
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Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Commercial – Gold Medal
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more at:
The World Photographic Cup

Street Photography by Denis Buchel

Denis Buchel was born in 1979 in Kishinev, Moldova. Photography he has taken up at the beginning of 2007. Various photos have already been published in Bulgarian and in international editions – in China, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Taiwan, Izrael, Italy, Spain, the USA, Thailand, Poland and others. Since May 2014 he has been a member of the Bulgarian Academy of Photography Yanka Kyurkchieva. In December, 2016, he is a chosen Board member of the organization.

Tel-Aviv
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Azrieli
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Music
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Street Photography by Denis Buchel
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Be challenged, be inspired and to take your photography to the next level

The AIPP EPSON State Awards, be challenged, be inspired and to take your photography to the next level.

Jonathan Armstrong APP AAIPP – 2018 AIPP NSW Epson Signature Worthy Award
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Paul McCall APP – 2018 AIPP South Australian Travel Professional Photographer of the Year
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Ignacio Palacios APP M.Photog. – 2018 AIPP NSW Professional Photographer of the Year
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Tania Malkin APP – 2018 AIPP Northern Territory Epson Signature Worthy Award
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Chris Saunders APP – 2018 AIPP Western Australian Professional Photographer of the Year
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Peter Carroll APP AAIPP – 2018 AIPP Northern Territory Professional Photographer of the Year
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Ed Jones APP – 2018 AIPP Tasmanian Wedding Professional Photographer of the Year
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Louise Sedgman APP – 2018 AIPP Victorian Pet/Animal Professional Photographer of the Year
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Charlotte Reeves APP – 2018 AIPP Queensland Pet/Animal Professional Photographer of the Year
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The AIPP EPSON State Awards, be challenged, be inspired and to take your photography to the next level.
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