The shortlist of the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016

The shortlist is now online!

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Thanks to all the photographers who submitted their photos to the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016!

Call for submissions was closed on 10 June 2016 at noon.

Thank you for your submissions!
The winners and shortlisted photographers of the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016 will be informed on 4 July 2016.

The results are: 16.883 images have been submitted from 127 countries. Most submissions came from India, Germany, Russia, USA and Brazil followed by UK, China, Austria, Iran and Italy, Greece, Ukraine, Vietnam, Philippines and Spain. This is a plus of 2.768 images or approx. 20% in comparison to 2015 as 14.115 images from 121 countries have been submitted.

Goodbye and Welcome!

The Alfred Fried Photography Award would like to extend warmest thanks to Peter Lindhorst for serving on the jury for three years.

The Alfred Fried Photography Award is proud to welcome two new jury members, Mr Shen Che and Mr Hansjörg Hosp.

Mr Shen Che is founder and President of the China Folklore Photographic Association (CFPA), designer and initiator of the "Humanity Photo Awards (HPA)" and also President of the "World Folklore Photographers Association." He served as curator and executive of the UN Pavilion at the Expo 2005 Aichi and as exhibition curator of the UNESCO Week at the Expo 2010 Shanghai. He also curated the HPA winning photo exhibition at the UNESCO headquarters in 2005 on the occasion of UNESCO’s 60th Anniversary.

Mr Hansjörg Hosp has held the positions of Chief Operating Officer of Gewista Werbe GesmbH and Chief Executive Officer of MEGABOARD since 2001.
In 2005 he became Vice-President of Out of Home Austria.

Panel discussion on the theme of peace and nobel peace laureate Alfred Fried on 10 May 2016 in Vienna's main library

Panel discussion on the theme of peace and nobel peace laureate Alfred Fried on 10 May 2016 in Vienna's main library From left to right: Priv. Doz. Dr. Marcus Patka, Kurator im Jüdischen Museum Wien, Dr. Guido Grünewald, Bonn, Herausgeber des Sammelbandes, Alfred Hermann Fried: Organisiert die Welt; FH Lektorin Tanja Wehsely Mag.a (FH) - Landtagsabgeordnete und Initiatorin von Wiener Jugend Friedenspreis; Dr. Irene Suchy, ORF, die die Diskussion moderierte; Mag. Andreas Landl, Chefredakteur von; Silvia Lammerhuber, Verlegerin und Initiatorin des Alfred Fried Photography Awards; Dr. Elisabeth Dietrich-Schulz, Direktorin der Parlamentsbibliothek in Wien und Expertin für Bertha v. Suttner und Fried; Dr. Laurie Cohen, A. H. Fried und die Frauenfriedensbewegung, Univ. Innsbruck und Klagenfurt; Univ. Prof. Dr. Peter van den Dungen, University Bradford, Experte für Ideengeschichte des Friedens.

The Alfred Fried Photography Award proudly welcomes our new partner


The Alfred Fried Photography Award is very proud to share with you the joy that MEGABOARD will become our new communication partner for the area of Vienna. Under the lead of Megaboard’s CEO Hansjörg Hosp the billboard company will display several of the winning images in huge format prints of 10 x 10 meters and 5 x 8 meters on firewalls and „citylight“-installations around the city. We will start showcasing the first images by mid April under the headline „Images for Peace“. We can’t wait to see them going up and shine ...

The Alfred Fried Photography Award 2015

Honor Roll: Announcing the winners

Winner of the Alfred Fried Photography Award's world-best picture on the theme of peace, worth € 10000, is Patricia Willocq, Belgium,
with an image from her work "Look at Me, I am Beautiful."

The Peace Image of The Year 2015. Look at me, I am beautiful. By Patricia Willocq

The winners of the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2015, who received the Alfred Fried Peace Medal are (in alphabetical order):
"Downshifting in Belarus", Dmitrij Leltschuk, Germany
"Ich bin Waldviertel", Carla Kogelman, The Netherlands
"Look at Me, I am Beautiful.", Patricia Willocq, Belgium
"Regelbau", Arthur van Beveren, The Netherlands
"Tururo Roots", David Martín Huamaní Bedoya, Peru

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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)

Show us: What does peace look like?

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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.