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Prize Winners

Prize Winners

2022

Hannah Altman

1st Prize
Hannah Altman
 (US)
»A Permanent Home in the Mouth of the Sun«

“I was immediately impressed by Hanna’s images. The powerful aesthetic and the profound, symbolic message her work conveys are a fresh, unexpected narrative that immediately leads to a tale of tradition and contemporary. Her poetic language tells us about the yiddish diaspora through staged portraits, rituals and symbols that re-elaborate old experiences, deeply rooted in the past yet extremely present. There is a kind of silence that flutters through the pictures, we tend to feel the same respect we have in front of a sacred image and at the same time we recognise the tangible sensuality of bodies, with a focus on the female figures. The wonderful use of light and the simple but effective scenes reveal how the experience of exile contain both grief and resilience, a strong identity with a special code that is still relevant today, a treasure of symbols that gives nourishments and stability through the ages.”
(Francesca Cesari, 2022 PORTRAITS jury)

Alexander Komenda

2nd Prize
Alexander Komenda (CA/PL)
»Jove’s Palace«

Daniel Seiffert

3rd Prize
Daniel Seiffert (DE)
»TRABANTEN«

Svante Gullichsen

Residency Prize
Svante Gullichsen (FI)
»Hanging On«

2021

1. Prize
Rafael Heygster & Helene Manhartsberger
(DE)
»Corona Rhapsody«

2. Prize
Tim Franco (KR)
»Unperson I Portraits of North Korean Defectors«

3. Prize
Manuel Frolik (DE)
»Polaroids and Daguerreotypes«

Residency Prize
Natalia Kepesz (PL)
»Niewybuch«

2020

 

1. Prize
Rosa Mariniello
(IT)
»VITILIGO«

2. Prize
Ingar Krauss (GER)
»Wanderarbeiter«

3. Prize (two winners)
Milan Gies (NL)
»State of Identity«

3. Prize (two winners)
Raul Ariano (CN)
»LGBT in China«

Residency Prize
Agata Wieczorek (PL)
»Fetish of the Image«

2019

1. Prize
Snezhana von Büdingen
 (GER)
»Permer Frost«

2. Prize
Kurt Hörbst
 (GER)
»People Scans«

3. Prize
Sara Swaty
 (USA)
»Harrison: In Transition«

Residency Prize
Mary Gelman
 (RUS)
»Svetlana«

2018

1. Prize
Matthew Hamon
(USA)
»The Gleaners«

2. Prize
César Dezfuli
(ES)
»Passengers«

3. Prize
Paul Damen
(NL)
»Japan Up Close«

Residency Prize
Robin Yong
(AUS)
»Flowers of Ethiopia«

2017

1. Prize
Sadegh Souri
(IRN)
»Waiting Girls«

2. Prize
Stefan Krauth
(GER)
»in Amerika«

3. Prize (two winners)
Sonja Hamad (GER)
»Jin – Jiyan – Azadi: Women, Life, Freedom«

3. Prize (two winners)
Jens Juul
(DNK)
»Six degrees of Copenhagen«

2016

1. Prize
Elena Anosova
(RUS)
»Section«

2. Prize
Thomas Bachler
(GER)
»photoshooting«

3. Prize
Anja Bohnhof
(GER)
»Bahak – Die Last der Dinge«

Residency Prize
Stefanie Minzenmay
(GER)
»Protected Privacy – Protect Yourself«