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.

The Alfred Fried Photography Award welcomes its new jury member, Silvia Lammerhuber

Silvia Lammerhuber sponsored the award since the very first day in a very generous way. Without her the award would not have become what it is today. Thank you and welcome.

The Alfred Fried Photography Award welcomes its new partner, the German Youth Photography Award

German Youth Photography Award
and gratefully acknowledges its support in organizing the call for the "Children Peace Image of the Year". The German Youth Photography Award, initiated in 1961, is one of the most important photography contests for young non-professional talents in Germany, organized by the German Centre for Youth and Children's Films (Deutsches Kinder- und Jugendfilmzentrum - KJF). It will join the efforts of the Alfred Fried Photography Award calling on the children of the world to show us their hopes for a peaceful future.

We also thank Jan Schmolling, Director of the German Youth Photography Award for bringing his expertise to the jury which he will preside during the voting of the "Children Peace Image of the Year 2017".

The Alfred Fried Photography Award welcomes Michael Pilz

Logo FREIMÜLLER / OBEREDER / 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

Waris Dirie

Waris Dirie © Desert Flower Foundation 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 "Children Peace Image of the Year".

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

Honor Roll: Announcing the winners

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 Peace Image of The Year 2016. Helena Schätzle: 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

Click on the title to see the complete story.

The winning picture will be on display for one year at the Austrian Parliament.

The shortlist of the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016

The shortlist is now online!

Click here for the shortlist.
Thanks to all the photographers who submitted their photos to the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016!

Awards

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 14 September 2017, 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)

Show us: What does peace look like?

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Description

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.