The Nominators

Around 60 respected photography experts from 34 countries, including curators, gallery managers, art directors, picture editors and numerous photographers, submitted their entries for the LOBA 2022/main category as nominators:

Isabel Amado (Brazil), Curator

Martina Bacigalupo (France), Picture Editor, Revue 6Mois

Ofir Barak (Israel), Photographer

Pablo Bartholomew (India), Photographer

Paulina Benthede (Sweden), Global Director of Exhibitions, Fotografiska

Julio Bittencourt (Brazil), Photographer and LOBA Newcomer winner 2007

Manila Camarini (Italy), Director of photography Republica

Claudio Carreras (Spain), Photo editor

Alejandro Cegarra (Venezuela), Photographer and LOBA Newcomer winner 2014

Gintaras Česonis (Lithania), Curator at Kaunas Photography Gallery

Virunan Chiddaycha (Thailand), Lecturer, Photographer and Artist

Stefen Chow (China), Director, Photographer

Julia Durkin (New Zealand), Director of Auckland Festival of Photography

Christine de Grancy (Austria), Photographer

Rodolphe de Spoelberch (Belgium), Director and founder at Arthus Gallery and Hangar H18 art center

Simindokht Dehghani (Iran), Director of Ag Galerie, Teheran

Benedetta Donato (Italy), Curator, Director of RCIPA (Romano Cagnoni International Photojournalism Award)

Yasemin Elçi (Luxembourg and Turkey), Curator and Journalist

Gonçalo Fonseca (Portugal), Photographer and LOBA Newcomer winner 2020

Alice Gabriner (USA), Photo Editor

Markus Hartmann (Germany), Founder of Hartmann Books and Hartmann Projects

Mathias Heng (Singapore), Photojournalist and instructor

Tul Hirunyalawaan (Thailand), Photoartist and Founder of @sungkrohsang (School of Photographic Arts Bangkok)

Ciril Jazbec (Slovenia), Photographer and LOBA Newcomer winner 2013

Christian Jungwirth (Austria), Photographer

Vilma Jurkute (United Arab Emirates), Executive Director of Alserkal avenue and arts foundation

Gary Knight (United Kingdom), Founder of VII Agency

Matjaz Krivic (Slovenia), Photographer

Lois Lammerhuber (Austria), Founder of Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo and owner of Edition Lammerhuber

Eyal Landesman (Israel), Founder and Artistic Director of PHOTO IS:RAEL

Olivier Laurent (USA), International Photo Editor, The Washington Post

Steven Lee (Malaysia), Photographer and founder director of Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards

Sarah Leen (USA), Founder and Editor of the Visual Thinking Collective

Jose Luis Amores (Spain), Director of EFTI, Centro Internacional De Fotografía y Cine

Sebastian Gil Miranda (Argentina), Documentary photographer, filmmaker, visual artist and founder member of Photographers for Change

Igor Mukhin (Russia), Photographer and teacher at Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia

Saeed Nassouri (United Arab Emirates), Photographer

Naoko Ohta (Japan), Founder of NPO Tokyo-GA

Silvia Omedes (Spain), Curator, photo editor and director of Photographic Social Vision Foundation Barcelona

Søren Pagter (Denmark), Head of photojournalism education, Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX)

Jens Pepper (Poland), Writer, curator and photographer

Max Pinckers (Belgium), Photographer and LOBA Newcomer winner 2018

Christian Popkes (Germany), Artistic director at PHOTOPIA Hamburg

Rui Prata (Portugal), Director of Imago Festival, Lisbon

Rebecca Anne Procter (United Arab Emirates), Journalist, cultural advisor, formerly editor in chief of Harper’s bazaar art & interiors

Isidro Ramirez (Singapore), Lecturer, School of Design Communication at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore

Arianna Rinaldo (Portugal), Curator PhEST (Festival internazionale di fotografia e arte Monopoli, Italy)

Malin Schulz (Germany), Art Director and member of the editorial board of Die Zeit

Jae-Hyun Seok (Korea), Curator

Laura Serani (France), Curator, author. Director of the Festival Planches Contact, Deauville and president of the jury for the Fondation Les Treilles

Horst Stasny (Austria), Photographer

Barbara Stauss (Switzerland), Photoeditor mareverlag

Enrico Stefanelli (Italy), Artistic director, Photolux Festival

Gilles Steinmann (Switzerland), Director of Photography, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Gaia Tripoli (Italy), Photo editor, The New York Times

István Virágvölgyi (Hungary), Photo editor, curator and secretary of the Robert Capa Photography Grand Prize Hungary

Vineet Vohra (India), Photographer

James Wellford (USA), Senior photo editor for global issues at National Geographic

Alexander Zemlianichenko (Russia), Chief photographer for the Moscow bureau of The Associated Press and Pulitzer Prize winner

This year, for the first time, the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award will be selected in cooperation with and through the proposals of international institutions and universities from 15 countries:

Australia: RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) University´s School of Art

Austria: Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

China: Fudan University School of Journalism Shanghai

Germany: Hochschule Hanover, University of Applied Sciences and Art, Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

France: École nationale supérieure de la photographie (ENSP) Arles

Italy: Raffles Milano

Japan: Tokyo Polytechnic University

Korea: Chung-Ang University, Seoul

Russia: Rodchenko Art School, Moscow

Spain: Centro Internacional de Fotografía y Cine (EFTI), Madrid

Peru: Centro de la Imagen, Minaflores

Puerto Rico: University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus

United Kingdom: London College of Communication

USA: University of California, Berkeley

Vietnam: University of Theater and Performing Arts of Hanoi