Mario Brand successfully completed his studies in ‘Photography and Media’ at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in 2016. Being chosen as the winner in the category Architecture / Industry at the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017 is the first major award for his work. Brand lives and works in Bielefeld, Germany. Click here to watch the video interview.
The presentation of the prizes of this year’s Felix Schoeller Photo Award took place on 14 October in the Museum of Cultural History in Osnabrück. Amongst the audience of around 80 invited guests were all five category winners, the winner of the Emerging Photographer Award and the winner of the Audience Prize.
On Saturday, October 14th, the awards ceremony of the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017 will take place in Osnabrück. The category winners, the Gold Award winner and the winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced to the public.
Selected from 2,377 submissions from 92 countries, spanning six categories – Portraiture, Landscape, Architecture, Photojournalism, Conceptual and Best Emerging Photographer – this year’s thirty nominees are a celebration of some of the best contemporary photography the world has to offer. But whose work deserves to win?more
The jury’s decision is now final: they have nominated five submissions in each of the five categories and for the ‘Emerging Photographer’ competition. All nominated submissions can now be viewed online together with descriptions of the concept and information about the photographer. more
The jury members have chosen and shortlisted 187 submissions from 34 different countries.
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The jury has reached a decision on which are the standout works from this year’s Felix Schoeller Photo Award and has selected the best 187 entries out of 2,377 submissions from 92 countries. This selected group of both established and prospective professional photographers represents international contemporary photography in an exceptional way across all five categories, including in the emerging talent category.
Marc Hartog, CEO of the British Journal of Photography, visited the Felix Schoeller Group in Osnabrück, along with Head of Commercial, Pax Zoega, to exchange ideas for their continued cooperation on the Felix Schoeller Photo Award. The British Journal of Photography has been a successful media partner since January 2017, and their skills have supported the success of this year’s award.
Photographers from 92 countries enter the contest.
The 2017 International Felix Schoeller Photo Award marks the third occasion on which the contest has been held, attracting a record number of entrants, with 2,377 submissions being uploaded prior to the deadline on 31 May. That is over a thousand more entries compared to the last edition of the contest.
The deadline for submissions to the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017 has expired. In the past two days, a large number of photographers have been attempting to upload their entries. This has sometimes led to a reduction of the upload speed. In view of this, all entrants who have already received a registration email now have time until 12 midnight (CEST) on 2 June to finish uploading their entries.