After the Felix Schoeller Photo Award and the German Peace Prize for Photography were presented on 19 October 2019, the exhibitions for both competitions were officially opened the next day. Several prize winners attended the openings and answered questions from interested guests about their work. It was also a chance for the winners to see guests’ reactions as they came face to face with the photographs for the first time. All of the nominated and winning photographs are on display. The Felix Schoeller Photo Award exhibition covers all five categories, including the special category Best Young Talent, each featuring 30 photographers with five subjects each. The photographs by the category winners and Gold-Award-winner Toby Binder are on display in the museum’s spacious Oberlichtsaal in large formats of up to 120 x 100 cm. The work by the winner of the first German Peace Prize for Photography, Johanna Maria Fritz, is on display in another room, alongside the nominees’ photographs. Dr Friederike Texter, vice president corporate communications, said, “These two exhibitions are set to run for longer than usual, allowing us to present our photographers’ work to a large number of photography enthusiasts over a period of more than four months. Following the success of 2017, we hope to attract more than 10,000 visitors once again.”

The exhibitions are on until 8 March 2020 at the Osnabrück Museum Quarter.

Impressions of the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2019 exhibition

Impressions of the German Peace Prize for Photography 2019 exhibition