The Alfred Fried Photography Award welcomes Michael Pilz
and gratefully acknowledges his sponsorship of the Alfred Fried Photography Award by providing legal advice.
The Alfred Fried Photography Award welcomes its new jury member
On Monday 7 November 2016, our 10th exhibition this year was opened at the UN in Geneva on the occasion of the Geneva Peace Week. Please see "exhibitions."
In his speech Lois Lammerhuber took the opportunity to announce that Ms Waris Dirie (Desert Flower Foundation) had agreed to join the Alfred Fried Photography Award jury and would take on the patronage for the so-called „Children Call“ planned for 2017, the "Waris Dirie Desert Flower Photography Award for Peace".
A cheerful "chapeau!" and thank you goes to Mr Walter Lutschinger – co-founder of the Desert Flower Foundation – who made it all happen. He told Lois Lammerhuber that Waris had agreed to join our initiative "with joy and enthusiasm“. THANK YOU, dear Walter!
According to OOOM Waries Dirie is considered the number 13 of the 100 most inspiring people of our times. Click here for the list.
Photo © Desert Flower Foundation
The Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016
Winner of the Alfred Fried Photography Award's world-best picture on the theme of peace, worth € 10000, is Helena Schätzle, Germany,
with an image from her work "Devoted to Life" The winners of the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016, who received the Alfred Fried Peace Medal are (in alphabetical order):
"Devoted to Life", Helena Schätzle, Germany
"Eclipse Time", Boris Register, Russian Federation
"I Have a Dream", Chris de Bode, Netherlands
"Peace and Tranquility", Leyla Emektar, Turkey
"School for the Less Fortunate", Altaf Qadri, India
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The winning picture will be on display for one year at the Austrian Parliament.
The shortlist of the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016
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Thanks to all the photographers who submitted their photos to the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016!
The winner of the Alfred Fried Photography Award will receive the sum of € 10,000. In addition, the top five listed photographers will be awarded the
Alfred Fried Peace Medal.
The award ceremony will be held at the Austrian Parliament in Vienna on 20 September 2016, just one day ahead of the UN International Peace Day.
The winning picture will be on display for one year at the Austrian Parliament and will be included in the permanent art collection of the Austrian Parliament. (click here)
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Peace and photography enjoy a special relationship. The work of photojournalists has always helped make people aware of the need for and rewards of a life of peace. Regrettably they usually achieved this with pictures of the opposite – war and hunger. The organizers of the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016 call on the photographic community to focus on peace in the world and to communicate this strongly in the media and to the public at large.