The 2020 winners

This year’s winners of the renowned international Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) photo competition, now in its 40th edition, have been chosen.

In the main category of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, it was the Italian photographer Luca Locatelli, whose series Future Studies convinced the five-person jury. His work was submitted by nominator Alicia Gabriner.

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award in the Newcomer category, for photographers up to the age of 30, goes to the Portuguese photographer Gonçalo Fonseca, for his New Lisbon series. His work was submitted by nominator Silvia Omedes.

Winner 2020: Luca Locatelli

Winner 2020: Luca Locatelli

The winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2020 is the Italian photographer Luca Locatelli. For his series "Future Studies" he was awarded in the main category in LOBA's anniversary year. In addition to the prize money, which has been increased to 40,000 euros this year, Luca Locatelli also receives camera equipment valued at 10,000 euros.

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Newcomer: Gonçalo Fonseca

Newcomer: Gonçalo Fonseca

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer 2020 goes to the Portuguese photographer Gonçalo Fonseca. For his series "New Lisbon" he was honoured in the young talent category in LOBA's anniversary year. As winner of the Newcomer Award, Gonçalo Fonseca receives a photographic assignment, a two-week tutoring course at Leica Camera AG Headquarters in Wetzlar, and a Leica Q, valued at 5,000 euros.

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