BarTur Photo Award 2021

Congratulations to Amnon BarTur and the BarTur Photo Award, the only international award aimed not only at professional photographers, but also at committed amateurs and students worldwide. Since its foundation ten years ago, it has been grown to make an impact in the world of photography; its mission has been defined as to illuminate the power of photography to influence the way we understand and engage with the world, and as a means to express ideas and values at the forefront of contemporary life.

This year, the Award consists of three themes: Climate Change, Unity in Diversity, and a Human Love. A new Award, in partnership with Leica Magazine  is dedicated to photojournalism, entitled Leica Photographica Internation/BarTur Photo Award for Photojournalists, honoring the efforts of merging photojournalists around the world who report on conflicts and wars, in times of pandemic and protest, but also on beauty and love, and who repeatedly risk their lives and health in the process.

The winners will be honored in a combined digital and in-person ceremony at the Rathenau-Hallen in Berlin. This complex, built in the early years of the 20th century by then Berlin’s leading architect Peter Behrens, was the home of the AEG factory, the Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft, known as the architectonic prototype of the modern factory. The winning photos and other entries will be exhibited in the building for three weeks.

This year, the winners are to be honored in a combined digital and in-person ceremony, taking place at the Rathenau-Hallen in Berlin. The winning photos and other entries will be shown by the initiators as part of an exhibition at the new cultural venue Urban Banks Berlin. This architecture complex is well known to architecture scholars and lovers as the home the AEG, the Allgemeine Electricitats-Gesellschaft, founded by the Rathenau family and built by pioneer modernist Peter Behrens. That complex will provide the setting for the photos and, thanks to large-scale, illuminated posters, will allow them to be viewed both outdoors and inside the imposing architectural monuments. The exhibition will run for the next three weeks.

Above: DEEPBRATA DUTTA, India, Kulkuta, India  in the winter when everyone use coal to keep warm and cook.

US Capitol Police (USCP) Officer Eugene Goodman confronts protesters as they storm the Capitol in Washington, D.C. after listening to a speech by President Trump on January 6, 2021. A large mob who convened on Washington, D.C. for a ?Save America? or ?Stop the Steal? rally was incited by President Trump and stormed the United States Capitol building, fighting with police, and damaging offices and rooms as they made their way through the building. As President Trump openly condoned the violence, the D.C, mayor called for a 6 p.m. curfew, and mobilized the National Guard. (Photo by Ashley Gilbertson / VII Photo)
Protesters storm the Capitol in Washington, D.C. after listening to a speech by President Trump on January 6, 2021. A bust of George Washington had a Trump hat put on it as people searched the building. A large mob who convened on Washington, D.C. for a ?Save America? or ?Stop the Steal? rally was incited by President Trump and stormed the United States Capitol building, fighting with police, and damaging offices and rooms as they made their way through the building. As President Trump openly condoned the violence, the D.C, mayor called for a 6 p.m. curfew, and mobilized the National Guard. (Photo by Ashley Gilbertson / VII Photo).
Cerro de Pasco, region of Pasco, Peru. February 21st 2020 A young boy gets water from the water collection system his own family has built. Cerro de Pasco has no drinking water because its lakes and rivers are contaminated by mining waste. There are trucks that supply drinking water at 25 times the cost of water bought in Lima, while some neighborhoods have access to water for only 6 hours a week.  Thus, water resources are scarce for the population, while large quantities of it are taken and used by the mining company for extraction activity. As a result, the fields are barren and the few crops grown are toxic and not enough to sustain families. Since 1996, the Peruvian Ministry of Health has sampled blood lead levels in children twice a year: more than half of them have lead levels above the average, some even over three times what the United States considers the maximum acceptable level. Chronic lead poisoning in children causes developmental delays, seizure disorders, organ dysfunction and even death.
YANKUN SHI  – CHINA, celebrating the first day ofter quarantine of 76 days 
An air tanker drops retardant as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through the Spanish Flat community in unincorporated Napa County, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
15.08.12 Madre de Dios , operatvo anti Mineria ilegal. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

SEILA MONTES GONZALEZ MEXICO, Celebrating the opening of a new school.
The old school was four hours walk from the tribe village (each way).

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