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Thread: Barnack Award Blues

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    Barnack Award Blues

    Leica just published an interesting video with the winner and the finalists' portfolios of the Oscar Barnack Award 2013:

    Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2013 – Finalists’ Portfolios

    I really liked the idea of putting all these images in one video, this way I don't have to click through them myself, I can just sit back and 'enjoy' the ride. (I turned off the music ...) Anyway, what I wanted to bring up is that it breakes my heart to see all this misery, poverty, violence, etc. So much negativity in our world, the video left me with a gloomy feeling. Luckily, the winning series is a lot more optimistic, if not in content, then surely in the beautiful color images.

    I found this year's Barnack Award to be more depressing than ever before. Was it the jury, the photographers, or is it the world we live in?

    BTW, you can see all entries here:

    Leica Oskar Barnack Award

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    Re: Barnack Award Blues

    Misery and gloom seem to be best represented with bw photography. Since it is a Barnack award (with all that implies) I'm surprised a color image was even considered.

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