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.