4 July 2016 – The Alfred Fried Photography Award - Shortlist announcement

We are pleased to announce the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016 shortlist!

• The five winners have been already informed.
• The winning images and the Peace Photo of the Year will be publicly announced on 21 September 2016.
Click here, to view the shortlist.

With many thanks to Mrs Doris Bures, the president of the Austrian Parliament, the jury meeting of the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016 was held on Friday 1 July 2017 at the „Lokal VII“ at the Austrian Parliament in Vienna. The jury president 2016 Rolf Nobel, who has been awarded the very prestigious Dr. Erich Salomon Award 2016 just a week ago, welcomed two new jury members Shen Che, Founder and President of the China Folklore Photographic Association (CFPA), who started to get us known in China, and Hans-Jörg Hosp, Chief Executive Officer of MEGABOARD Austria. He made it possible that the images of last year’s award will be present in the streets of Vienna on huge billboards for the rest of the year.

Photos of the jury meeting…

The numbers of the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016 are: photographers of 127 countries submitted 16,883 photos which is a plus of 20% in comparison to 2015. Most entrants come from India, Germany, Russian Federation, United States, Brazil, UK, China, Austria, Iran, Italy.

The Alfred Fried Photography Award award ceremony 2016 will be held on 20 September 2016 at the Austrian Parliament.

Putting the question „What does peace look like?“ on center stage ORF’s Katrin Jenni and her team filmed a 5-minutes report about the jury meeting presenting the Alfred Fried Photography Award in general but asked jury members too about the importance of the image in our world and the fact that mankind started to communicate more and more in a non-verbal way with images.

Many thanks go to Marianne Lackner, press officer of the Austrian Parliament, who supports the progress of the Alfred Fried Photography Award in all possible ways, and Marius Edlinger, who cares about all the organization details to make the work for us as joyful as possible

Last but not least a very big THANK YOU to jury members Gerhard Hinterleitner and Lois Lammerhuber who took the burden to pre-edit the 16,883 images.

The five best works will be honoured with the Alfred Fried Photography Award Medal, the photographers will be invited to attend the award ceremony in Vienna on 20 September 2016, with travel expenses and accommodation paid.
The overall winner (Peace Image of the Year) will receive a cash price of € 10,000.
The Peace Image of the Year will be shown for a year in the Austrian Parliament and will be included in the permanent art collection of the Austrian Parliament.

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Press information
Lois Lammerhuber
Edition Lammerhuber
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lois.lammerhuber (at) friedaward.com

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