Shortlist 2020

The twelve finalists in the main category for the internationally-renowned Leica Oskar Barnack Award photo competition, that will be granted this year for the 40th time, are set. All shortlisted candidates will be presented in the coming weeks.

Shortlist Overview

Shortlist Overview

The twelve finalists in the main category for the internationally-renowned Leica Oskar Barnack Award photo competition, that will be granted this year for the 40th time, are set. All shortlisted candidates will be presented in the coming weeks.

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Vincent Fournier – Space Project

Vincent Fournier – Space Project

In his series, which has been in production since 2007, the French photographer covers the story of space exploration from its very beginnings to futuristic projects, such as the NASA Space Launch System (SLS) that aims to reach Mars. His pictures open up an exciting discussion about the future meaning and uses of space.

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Hashem Shakeri – Cast Out of Heaven

Hashem Shakeri – Cast Out of Heaven

He sees himself as a documentarist of change: with “Cast Out of Heaven”, Hashem Shakeri deals with questions of exile and alienation. The series is the second part of a trilogy dedicated to contemporary humanity.

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Cristina de Middel – Journey to the Center

Cristina de Middel – Journey to the Center

With a mixture of real and fictional elements, which she describes as “expanded documentary”, Cristina de Middel develops images that encourage reflection in the viewer. Her photographic essay “Journey to the Center”, in which she investigates phenomena related to the migration route through Mexico, has an atmosphere and symbolism inspired by Jules Verne’s well-known novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth”.

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Ragnar Axelsson – Arctic Heroes

Ragnar Axelsson – Arctic Heroes

The Icelandic photographer considers the Greenlandic sled dogs to be among the greatest heroes ever known in the northern reaches. Shot in black and white, his series is a homage to both the dogs and to the Arctic way of life, that is threatened with extinction by the devastating effects of global warming.

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