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Der Deutsche Friedenspreis der Fotografie

The winner of the "German Peace Award for Photography" 2021 is the Nigerian photographer Emeke Obanor with his work "Heroes". The art and documentary photographer photographed girls kidnapped by the terrorist organization Boko Haram who managed to return to freedom.

Emeke Obanor: Nigeria Heroes, Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2021
Emeke Obanor: Nigeria Heroes, Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2021 © Emeke Obanor: Nigeria Heroes, Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2021

Although the girls were radicalized during their captivity, they did not lose faith and courage to fight for their education and thus a better future.

Tehran-born Shirin Abedi's work "May I Have This Dance?" was awarded the title "Best Young Artist Work." Her poetic series of images depicts the Iranian ballet scene advocating self-determination, freedom and equality. In a country where, according to the law, immorality and fornication are the consequence of sensual dance.

These and many other works by photographers from different countries can be seen in the exhibition at the Willy Brandt House. The pictures shown bring insights and snapshots from all over the world to Berlin.

The "Felix Schoeller Photo Award" is aimed at professional photographers and young photographers. Every two years since 2013, it has awarded prizes for work that demonstrates a love of photography and the highest standards of quality. Since 2019, the "German Peace Prize for Photography" has been awarded as part of the "Felix Schoeller Photo Award" in cooperation with the Peace City Osnabrück.

In 2021, the jury of experts selected the winners of the current Felix Schoeller Photo Award in the categories "German Peace Award for Photography" and "Best Newcomer" from over 600 works submitted from a total of 95 countries.

The photos will be on display at the Willy Brandt House from March 31 - June 12, 2022.
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