LOBA 2020 – Shortlist Newcomer

The six newcomers 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 Newcomer Overview

Shortlist Newcomer Overview

The six newcomers 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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Lindokuhle Sobekwa – Daleside

Lindokuhle Sobekwa – Daleside

The South African photographer explored the small town of Daleside, to the south of Johannesburg, and adopted the town’s name as the title of his photo project. In this series, he questions his memories and perceptions; and photographs houses from both the outside, as well as the inside – something that would have been impossible in the Apartheid era. His pictures document the transformation of a community formerly occupied exclusively by white people.

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Sharon Pulwer – God Fearing Women

Sharon Pulwer – God Fearing Women

The photographer’s long-term project documents the lives of women belonging to the Chabad- Lubavitch Movement (Chabad), a Hasidic Jewish community in the Crown Heights neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York. As an observer, Pulwer explores experiences of femininity and motherhood within a strict orthodox setting. The outcome is an intimate glimpse into a parallel world, caught between security and isolation, the past and the future.

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Hugh Kinsella Cunningham – Wildfire (Ebola Amidst Conflict)

Hugh Kinsella Cunningham – Wildfire (Ebola Amidst Conflict)

In 2019, the Ebola virus spread like wildfire through North Kivu, a region of the Congo beset by militia groups. Hugh Kinsella Cunningham, a candidate for the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award, documented the outbreak and brought it to global attention.

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Fabiola Ferrero – The Blue Side of Fire

Fabiola Ferrero – The Blue Side of Fire

In her series “The Blue Side of Fire”, the Venezuelan photographer takes an indirect approach to exploring the on-going decline of her, once wealthy, homeland. She contrasts the current crisis with poetic moments of everyday life, and the beauty and magic of the countryside.

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George Voronov – We Became Everything

George Voronov – We Became Everything

Feeling, rather than seeing: the Irish photographer’s series aims to encourage others to acknowledge and experience the spiritual worlds of his protagonists. It is a journey into the mysterious realm between reality and non-reality.

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