Announcing the shortlist 2018

The Alfred Fried Photography Award 2018 received 5114 submissions with a stunning total of 15763 images!

Thank you!

SHORTLIST Alfred Fried Photography Award Medail
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26 Days Sandra Hoyn
An attempt of normalcy Dmitrij Leltschuk
Ángeles Constanza Portnoy
Apocrypha Yuri Pritisk
Atomic age Denis Golovey
Because of pink Carla Kogelman
Eva and June Haakon Sand
Finding Freedom in the Water Anna Boyiazis
I came as a stranger Ekaterina Sevrouk
Like a bird Johanna Maria Fritz
Lucky Selma van der Bijl
Meeting Sofie Snezhana von Büdingen
Milaya - Patterns of Home Nora Lorek
Out-of-the-way Elena Anosova
Peace is .. Sameer Al-Doumy
Reading for Tehran Streets Maryam Firuzi
Seven Chris De Bode
Summer of the fawn Alain Laboile
Talai story Pavel Volkov
The Sound Of Hope Jean-Marc Caimi
Township Ballet Frank Trimbos
Twins Forever Haakon Sand
When you're 66, ... Dirk Opitz
Youth of Northern Ireland Toby Binder
SHORTLIST Special Award of the Jury (single images)
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A day of peace Jose Rafael Rivas Lugo
A pool in a car Adria Paez Forteza
Amity Alamsyah Rauf
Eye Contact Ying Qin
Fun Bath Md Tanveer Hassan Rohan
Heroes of Peace Sameer Al-Doumy
Lipizzaner Josef Hinterleitner
Love Ka Zhan
Mother and Daughter Bente Marei Stachowske
Outside the window Ka Zhan
Peace is being oneself Ranu Jain
Pikin and Appolinaire Jo-Anne McArthur
Playing In Dusty Dusk Md Tanveer Hassan Rohan
Rescued at sea Alessio Paduano
Rohingya Exodus K M Asad
Running towards peace GIOVANNI DIFFIDENTI
Sharing emotion Mohd Nazri Sulaiman
Tex carla kogelman
The desire of life to live and TAISIR KHUDHAIR
The land watcher Debiao Fan
We want Peace Rober Astorgano

SHORTLIST Children Peace Image of the Year
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A peace of ice-cream Photo Group Annelie&Flaminia / Flaminia Fuchs
Ball Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Markuss Ruza
Dasies talk where dreams grow Giulia Molocchi
Day in the countryside Photo group Izick, Zion, David / Mikhail Gubin
Daydreaming Kaya Tasevska
Different but the same Photo Group Emanuele, Frederic and Alberto / Emanuele Fangucci
Double peace Nikita Wolz
Family Damian Golovnin
Friendship Naomi Dries
Hands Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Dimitar Fidanovski
Happyness Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Krista Kalnina
Just about the beautiful Kirill Kozymaer
Let Me Do What I Wanna Do To Ferhat Cicek
Mother&Daughter Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Sesil Tutisani
Peace Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Lachezara Tomova
Peace Dove Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Wiktoria Barwinska
Peaceful growing Leander Audorff
Sharing Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Maria Koslik
Snow Angel Photo group „VIG Summercamp“ / Dominik Braun
Sunset planet Diana Goncharova
Walk with a ferret Sergey Jukov
Was ist für mich Frieden? Photo Group „NÖ Landeskindergarten Sitzenberg“
The Peace Image of the Year will receive

€ 10,000.

The winner of the Jury's Special Award for the best single picture entry will receive

€ 1,000.

The Children Peace Image of the Year will receive

€ 1,000.

The Children Peace Image of the Year is sponsored by Vienna Insurance Group

All winners will be invited to Vienna to the award ceremony at the Austrian Parliament on 20 September 2018.
And will take part in worldwide exhibitions.


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 winner of the Childen Peace Image of the Year will receive the sum of € 1,000. The Special Award of the Jury for the best single picture entry will receive the sum of € 1,000.

The award ceremony will be held at the Austrian Parliament in Vienna on 20 September 2018, days 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). All submitted images have the chance to take part in international exhibitions.

Show us: What does peace look like?

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The Alfred Fried Photography Award welcomes new jury members

The Alfred Fried Photography Award is proud to welcome new jury members: Ms Stephanie Harke, photo editor, stern, Ms Kathrin Kosaca, deputy editor in chief and art director, stern VIEW, Ms Magdalena Herrera, Director of photography, GEO France and Mr Cyril Drouhet, Director of photography, Le Figaro Magazine .


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 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.