Call for entries

The call for entries to the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2017 and the The Children Peace Image of the Year will start on 31 Mach 2017.
Deadline will be 4 June 2017.

Preamble

Photography captures the sentiment of a moment, reflecting the actual world in a picture. The Alfred Fried Photography Award aims to present human efforts to live together in peace and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives. The award goes to those photographs that best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful coexistence.

Named after

Alfred Hermann Fried (* 11 November 1864, Vienna; † 4 May 1921, Vienna) was an Austrian pacifist and author. As founder of the journal Die Waffen nieder! (Lay down your arms!) and other peace activities, Fried received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1911, together with Tobias Asser, organizer of the first International The Hague Peace Conference and instigator of the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Awarded by

The Photographische Gesellschaft, (PHG), founded in Vienna in 1861, is the longest-standing photographic society in the German-speaking countries and the second-oldest in the world. It was founded on 22 March 1861 by Anton Georg Martin at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna.

Edition Lammerhuber is an Austrian publisher, based in Baden near Vienna, dedicated to photography and to the interpretation of science and art.

Partners

The Alfred Fried Photography Award will be organized in partnership with UNESCO, the Austrian Parliament, the Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association, the International Press Institute (IPI) and the German Youth Photography Award.

Intent

With the Alfred Fried Photography Award the PHG and Edition Lammerhuber want to promote photographers from all over the world whose pictures capture human efforts towards a peaceful world.

The Alfred Fried Photography Award is presented annually on 21 September, the UN International Peace Day.