Professional photographers and amateurs around the globe are invited to participate in the Alfred Fried Award 2017 (@alfredfriedaward). In partnership with UNESCO, the Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG) in Austria and Edition Lammerhuber, this award annually recognizes the world’s best photograph depicting peace. The five finalists will be invited to Vienna, Austria. There the winner will be announced and receive €10,000. In past years the winners received their honors from the hands of Nobel Peace Laureates. The winning photograph will be displayed at the Austrian Parliament for one year before it becomes part of the Parliament’s permanent collection.
For the first time this year, children aged 14 and under can enter the separate Children Peace Image of the Year Award, where the winning image will receive € 1,000. The entry deadline is June 4, 2017. All entries are free of charge.
As a permanent member of the jury, I was happy to see my former assistant, Arthur von Beveren, become a finalist in 2015. The photograph above is from his entry Regelbau, a study of German WW2 bunkers along the Atlantic coast.
For more information visit www.friedaward.com.