The Shortlist of the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2018
- The Alfred Fried Photography Award 2018 received 5114 submissions with a stunning total of 15763 images!
The submitted images came from 122 countries. Top countries are: Russia, China, India, Germany, USA
In a first step the international jury created a shortlist of 24 entries.
In the course of the discussion the jury decided to add a separate single entry shortlist.
In the jury meeting at the Austrian Parliament’s Palais Epstein on Friday, 13 July 2018, the jurors discussed which five shortlisted entries will be awarded the Alfred Fried Photography Award Medail. And finally, out of this five winners the overall winning image that will be named "World's Best Picture on the Theme of Peace" was defined. Additional the jury decided to honor the best single picture entry with a Special Award of the Jury. The winning image will be on display for one year at the Austrian Parliament and will be included in the permanent art collection of the Austrian Parliament. The winner will receive € 10.000, the Special Award of the Jury € 1.000 – sponsored by the phg (Photographische Gesellschaft).
The five winners and the winner of the special award were immediately informed by phone or e-mail and invited to travel to Vienna to attend the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2018 ceremony on 20 September 2018.
The winning images will be publicly announced on 21 September 2018.
The shortlist is in alphabetical order.SHORTLIST Alfred Fried Photography Award Medail
Click on a title to see the images. 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)
Click here to see the images. 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
LONELY CHINMOY BISWAS
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
- Sandra Hoyn, Germany
Aurelia is 29 and will die soon. Because it is her decision. In the Netherlands, where she lives, euthanasia has bee allowed since 2002. Every year several thousand people end their lives there legally with the help of a doctor, because their pain is unbearable and there is no chance of recovery. When is the suffering too much to live on? Aurelia suffers from a serious mental illness. She has had all possible treatments and therapies. She says, 'I want to end my suffering, I just want to die in dignity. I finally want peace!' Although euthanasia is legal for mentally ill people in the Netherlands, doctors allow it in just a few cases. On 31 December 2017, a phone call comes from the end-of-life-clinic: Aurelia is allowed to die, in 26 days.
Photos by Sandra Hoyn
- Dmitrij Leltschuk, Germany
An attempt at normality
For centuries, the Caucasus has been one of the most embattled areas in the world - between Christianity and Islam, east and west, tradition and modernity. In the numerous wars that never seem to end, Azerbaijanis are fighting against Armenians; Georgians and Chechens sometimes for, then against, Russia. But 2017 was a rare year of relative silence in the Caucasus. That was a year with no fighting on the Russian-Georgian border, a year without war in Nagorno-Karabakh and in Chechnya. How was everyday life in the big cities and in the border areas of the republics during this relatively quiet phase? And what does normality mean in the Caucasus? To answer these questions, I made the journey through the Caucasian Republics.
Photos by Dmitrij Leltschuk
- Constanza Portnoy, Argentina
Many people can look at little Ángeles' life from a negative or prejudiced place because she was born to a family with physically disabled parents and everyday must overcome an unfavoUrable social and economic environment. As well as being invisible to the Social Services. However, immersing yourself in the world of this girl means discovering that the strength, the bonds of love and the perseverance of this family have made Ángeles a very special little girl, full of light, and a carrier of very deep wisdom about justice and respect for differences. The relationship she has forged with her parents is based mainly on a bond of great admiration, affection and cooperation that overcomes the labels of a diagnosis and the marginalization.
Photos by Constanza Portnoy
- Yuri Pritisk, Russia
Apocrypha - literary work, created on the basis of another. Unlike the sequel, which can continue the narrative of the plot, the apocrypha represents a new view of the world described in the original work. In the series 'Apocrypha', the author uses his own landscape images as a basis, supplementing them with details of the chimerical fantasies of the imaginary world.
Photos by Yuri Pritisk
- Denis Golovey, Belarus
We are born in Belarus - a country with its special climate and culture. Unfortunately, we also have inequalities in freedom of expression, in education opportunities and we cannot travel as easily as in the USA or in Europe. When it comes to everyday life, politics or social issues, we often want to run away to another world, a calmer and more detached one. There is a very short and specific period of time when a person can be what they feel like and behave absolutely liberated without fear of being condemned. Such moments of independence and frankness became the object of my research. This work is about a way of avoiding problems, but avoiding in this case is a reaction to external pressure. This is an exodus into oblivion.
Photos by Denis Golovey
- Carla Kogelman, Netherlands
Because of pink
When I met Tex, Morris and Soesja for the first time in 2015, they were three years old and would turn four the next day. After a shoot 'we would like to have a family portrait', I could not let go of them anymore. And so a new series started. The dizygotic triplets Tex, Morris & Soesja (2011) live with their older brother Roefie and their mother and father in a colourful house in Utrecht, an average Dutch town. Every kid is trying to find his or her own way, looking for his or her identity. The boys versus the girl. The girl alone. The boy(s) who likes to wear pink and dresses. But not always. It happens, it is allowed.
Photos by Carla Kogelman
- Haakon Sand, Norway
Eva and June
The light penetrates the room, giving the floor highlighted patterns from the curtains. In the corner, a red light is blinking, and numbers indicating body activity. Just opposite there is a big teddy bear and a princess crown. Eva Natali lives just outside Oslo, in Holmlia, together with her mother June. In the nights Eva needs to be monitored, in case of a seizure attack. She suffers from a rare genetic defect called Grin 1, and heavy epilepsy triggered by it. This photo-essay is about the bond, strength and love between mother and child. And how they show it to each other.
Photos by Haakon Sand
- Anna Boyiazis, USA
Finding Freedom in the Water
Daily life in the Zanzibar Archipelago centres around the sea, yet the majority of girls who inhabit the islands never acquire even the most fundamental swimming skills. Conservative Islamic culture and the absence of modest swimwear have compelled community leaders to discourage girls from swimming. Until now. For the past few years, the Panje Project has made it possible for local women and girls to get into the water, not only teaching them swimming skills, but aquatic safety and drowning prevention techniques. The group has empowered its students to teach others, creating a sustainable cycle. Students are also provided full-length swimsuits, so that they can enter the water without compromising their cultural and religious beliefs.
Photos by Anna Boyiazis
- Ekaterina Sevrouk, Germany
I came as a stranger
I document the incoming refugees in Salzkammergut (Austria) in the moment when they still live in refugee camps, with no residence permit or status, without knowledge of what will happen to them. When they have a long way behind, but also ahead of, them. In the moment of very strong emotions: the hope of being accepted, the fear of not being accepted, and the discovery of the 'new world', but also the longing for home. The work process originated from joint trips and excursions to the natural sceneries that we remember from European painting of the 19th century (Romanticism). I have worked on the tension-filled relationship between the perception of the viewer and the protagonist of the picture in the series.
Photos by Ekaterina Sevrouk
- Johanna Maria Fritz, Germany
Like a bird
Iran, Afghanistan and the Gaza Strip. Three places known for their dismal political character and for their difficult living conditions. The inhabitants of these countries have developed a circus culture quite uncomparable to the rest of the world. From political clowns in Gaza trying to deliver a performance reflecting the absurdity of living on the front line between Hamas and the IDF, to circus schools trying to offer Afghan children an alternative path, and from Iran, directly confronting fun in probably one of the most (wrongly) stigmatized countries on the face of the earth. 'Like a Bird' is how a young boy described his feeling in the circus.
Photos by Johanna Maria Fritz
- Selma van der Bijl, Netherlands
In April 2017, I started working on a series - for my graduation project at the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam - documenting refugee family reunifications. The families are from conflict-torn places like Syria, Eritrea, Iraq and Yemen. With my project I would like to show that refugees are people; real men, women, children, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. They are human beings, not just numbers and statistics or a problem that needs to disappear. This series is a tribute to the courageous people who risked their lives on perilous journeys, endless trips by boat, bus, train and foot, crossing borders and the Mediterranean sea. After years apart, the families are finally reunited with their loved ones. They are the lucky ones who survived.
Photos by Selma van der Bijl
- Snezhana von Büdingen, Germany
In my series 'Meeting Sofie' I depict the life of a 19-year-old girl with Down syndrome born into a German emigrant family in Denmark. At age 7, Sofie returned to Germany with her family and lives with them on a small farm in eastern Germany. She grew up in the care of a successful antiques dealer. Since completing school, Sofie has spent most of her life on the farm. She enjoys being alone as well as with the farm animals and with the few people with whom she can build close relationships: her family and her boyfriend Andy. The series gives the viewer a glimpse into Sofie's life, shows moments of sincerity and pleasure in a life that we imagine to be complicated.
Photos by Snezhana von Büdingen
- Nora Lorek, Sweden
Milaya - Patterns of Home
In August 2017, the millionth refugee from South Sudan entered Uganda in escape from the war. With most of the refugees being women and children and leaving during shootings at night, their bedsheets, called Milaya, are often one of the few things they carry with them. The handmade patterns have been made in South Sudan for generations and the tradition of the Milayas continues in what has become their temporary home while waiting for the war to end. Bidibidi in northwestern Uganda, with its more than 270 000 people, is considered one of the world's largest refugee settlements. In these pictures the women from South Sudan are posing in front of the sheets they managed to bring when fleeing their home and the war of the world's youngest country.
Photos by Nora Lorek
- Elena Anosova, Russia
The project was created on the far away territories of the Extreme North of Russia, where isolation and a special relationship with nature and following the centuries-old ways of life involve unique mythology. These lands are immersed in the flow of their own life activity, where the past and the present surprisingly interlace. My ancestors came almost 300 years ago to colonize Siberia, then assimilated into the Tungus people and founded a village in the taiga. Nowadays the population of the village is 100 adults and the closest town is 300 km away, there are no roads and the only thing that connects it with civilization is the helicopter that shuttles twice a month.
Photos by Elena Anosova
- Sameer Al-Doumy, Syria
Peace is …
Peace could have different meanings depending on the geographical spot and its circumstances. In Syria's Eastern Ghouta, peace could be children playing on swings made of rockets that were sent to kill them, peace could be youth playing soccer at their destroyed school, peace could be children playing with their bikes, not caring about the warplanes and destruction around them, peace could be a man who still makes bread in his destroyed bakery, peace could be people who still going on despite all the tough circumstances around them. Sameer Al-Doumy / AFP
Photos by Sameer Al-Doumy / AFP
- Maryam Firuzi, Iran
Reading for Tehran Streets
Vitruvius, the Roman architect, used the word 'street' for the first time and by describing its sceneries, divided urban sites into three categories: tragic, comic and satiric. In Tehran's continual turmoil, the scenery is more tragic than satiric. My relation with the city is always turning into a complex one as long as I am moving in the street and its sights, tragic or comic, fade away with no pause. I find shelter among the walls of my house and leave behind the sad turmoil of Tehran in the heart of its streets. My imagination is trapped among the books which have covered the walls of my apartment. Each day, we, the urban travelers, leave our imaginations and dreams in our houses without finding any perception in the tragic city.
Photos by Maryam Firuzi
- Chris De Bode, Netherlands
Seven is the age of all of these children. It is also the number of years the Syrian Civil War has been raging, still with no end in sight. All of these children are born in Syria yet most of them cannot remember their homeland. Like millions of other, their parents made the difficult decision to leave their country and become refugees. In normal times, a photographer would have come to their schools to take their pictures, marking the years and showing them growing up. The photographer wanted to show the human face of seven years of war through the portraits of these seven year olds. These children cannot remember Syria. When and if they return to Syria there may be very little left to go back to.
Photos by Chris De Bode
- Alain Laboile, France
Summer of the fawn
I live in rural France, near Bordeaux. Sculptor by trade and father of six, I have documented the life of my big family on a daily basis since 2006. My work depicts the sweet madness of childhood, the intrinsic relations of siblings and their close interaction with nature. These little snapshots of simple life are a day-to-day chronicle of living together. Our daily life is a sweet quietude, but also a bubbling, a permanent emulation in which each individual, rich in his own identity, helps to preserve the balance of the family nucleus. Homeschooled, our children live the most relaxed life ever, freed from educational dictates.
Photos by Alain Laboile
- Pavel Volkov, Russia
The story of Alexeij Talai began with the old ammunition from the Second World War that did not explode but waited for many years. Alexeij lost his legs and arms (one arm fully and one below the elbow). Alex extinguished a fire that the local children had made. The old war ammunition got into this fire and exploded. Alexeij miraculously survived, but after this accident a completely different life began. Surgery, rehabilitation and acceptance of the new way of life. Years later Alexeij became a master of sports in swimming, a member of the paralympic national team of Belarus and in 2010 was awarded the title of black belt in taekwondo in the United States.
Photos by Pavel Volkov
- Jean-Marc Caimi, Italy
The Sound Of Hope
In the vast desert of Southern Mauritania, a few miles away from the conflicts plaguing Mali, the huge Mberra camp hosts 50 000 refugees. Entire families cope with 46˚ desert heat and scarce water and food supplies to get safety from extremism and war. In spite of the harsh living conditions, in this camp an extraordinary thing is happening: a music scene is taking shape thanks to some Tuareg and Arab musicians/refugees. They play traditional instruments, guitars and self-built gear, making the most of spare parts and the little means around. In improvised ritual-like performances, these musician wear their best dress and perform songs of nostalgia and dreams of peace to find relief for them and the other refugees. A sound of hope.
Photos by Jean-Marc Caimi
- Frank Trimbos, Netherlands
Mzansi, the National Ballet of South Africa, has introduced a programme to give disadvantaged youngsters in townships a chance to get involved in classical ballet. This programme serves as pre-education for them to become a professional ballet dancer. Classical ballet is new for these youngsters. In the ballet schools of the townships Soweto and Alexandra, near Johannesburg, the young dancers can behold themselves in the world of ballet, while outside the walls of the dance schools the reality of township life waits.
Photos by Frank Trimbos
- Haakon Sand, Norway
When the rain falls, and the sky is dim, the lights in the windows of Treschows gate are on, as always when it rains. Through the window and blinds, it may look like a museum of art. However, when the sun hits the building and the rain has stopped, the twins drive their electric scooters. Björn and Ulf Bergerud grew up in Torshov, Oslo, a small residential area north of Oslo. As usual, they liked to sit on the steps outside their apartment, from the porch they saw the German occupation of Norway. They still live in the same area, just around the corner from where the porch is. As two of three siblings, they are the only twins, since their birth they have been separated only once, for one year.
Photos by Haakon Sand
- Dirk Opitz, Germany
When you’re 66, ….
... life really begins. When you're 66 you have fun living. In 1978, singer Udo Jürgens stormed the German charts with this song. Is this still the case? How is life at an older age in Germany today? Germany is one of the states with the oldest inhabitants - and life expectancy continues to rise. Citizens between 60 and over 80 years make up more than a third of the total German population. Due to better health care and less physically demanding occupations, this period of life can usually be spent more actively than in the 1970s, when the song came to life. Over a period of almost three years, I have photographically investigated how retirees in Germany live their lives.
Photos by Dirk Opitz
- Toby Binder, Germany
Youth of Northern Ireland
The Peace Agreement of Northern Ireland was signed 20 years ago, which means that young people never experienced the so called 'Troubles' themselves. But Northern Ireland will have to leave the European Union next year due to the UK Brexit referendum, even though a majority of its citizens voted to remain. There is a serious concern that a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is very likely to undermine the Peace Process. Especially future prospects of the young generation could be suffer negative impacts if old conflicts break out again. But the majority of the youngsters want to overcome the old patterns. And live a peaceful life as they know it from other parts of Europe.
Photos by Toby Binder
- SHORTLIST Special Award of the Jury
Click on the picture to see the shortlist
The jury decided to honor the best single picture entry with a Special Award of the Jury. The winning image will be on display for one year at the Austrian Parliament and will be included in the permanent art collection of the Austrian Parliament. The winner of the Special Award of the Jury will receive € 1.000 – sponsored by the phg (Photographische Gesellschaft).