Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2008

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22221.JPGThe highly esteemed and coveted international award for high quality reportage photography has been presented since 1979, the year marking the 100th year anniversary of the birth of Oskar Barnack. The prize is awarded by Leica Camera AG in cooperation with the organization committee of Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles (France) and is presented in the sum of 5,000 Euro or a Leica system of the same value.

The international photography competition for professional photographers takes place annually.

To take part, participants must send in a photo portfolio with up to 12 photographs, which show, with an unerring talent for observation and perception, the relationship of man to his environment in the most vivid manner.

Participants should send in either duplicates of 35mm slides or enlargements. The latter should be from a minimum size of 18 x 24 cm to a maximum of 20 x 30 cm. Current series and long-term projects are eligible for entry so long as they include at least some individual pictures taken in the current year.

Entries should be sent to :
Leica Camera AG / “Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2008”
Oskar-Barnack-Straße 11 / D-35606 Solms / Germany

Official web site:

Download an application form in PDF.

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