Shortlist 2022

The shortlisted candidates for the internationally-renowned Leica Oskar Barnack Award photo competition, that will be granted this year for the 42th time, are set.

Shortlist Overview

Shortlist Overview

The 12 shortlisted candidates for the internationally-renowned Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) photo competition, that will be granted this year for the 42nd time, have been determined. In the coming weeks, all series will be presented in more detail.

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Alessandro Cinque: Peru – A Toxic State

Alessandro Cinque: Peru – A Toxic State

Alessandro Cinque travelled to the south of Peru a number of times, in support of the local indigenous population, who are faced with the social and ecological consequences of mining. Whenever the photographer returned from a journey, he brought back intensely emotional and, at times, shattering images. The resulting mammoth project, “Peru – A Toxic State”, delivers exemplary photographic proof that neocolonialism and neoliberalism are still serious problems.

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Irene Barlian – Land of the Sea

Irene Barlian – Land of the Sea

Indonesia is one of the countries most severely affected by climate change. The Southeast Asian archipelago consists of over 17,000 islands; due to rising sea levels, most of them are at risk of flooding. Irene Barlian portrays people who counter this hopeless situation with their unwavering will to survive. The pictures are as haunting as they are empathic.

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