Press release

G+J Photo Award: The 2008 Winners Are In

Hamburg, 19 April 2008 –

The winners of the first G+J Photo Award were announced at an awards ceremony on Sunday, April 20th 2008 by Dr. Bernd Buchholz, G+J Executive Board member and President of G+J Germany.

Winners 2008

Category: Feature / STERN
Topic: "Crossing Borders"
Marc Brinkmeier with "Pictures Lest We Forget"

Category: Audiovisual / STERN.DE
Topic: "Family - What does the term mean for you personally?"
Nicole Strasser "Germany"

Category: Staged Photography / NEON
Topic: "In the Office"
Verena Brandt

Category: Single News Photo / VIEW
Topic: "News Image from All Fields"
Holger Talinski

Category: Portrait / BRIGITTE
Topic: "Love"
Nico Schmitz / Anne Müchler

Category: Food / LIVING AT HOME
Topic: "Breakfast in Bed"
Selina Pfrüner

Category: Advertising/People / Picture Press
Topic: "Portrait, Emotions Suitable for Ad or Magazine"
Christoph Kniel / Niko Synatzschke

Category: Advertising/Beauty / Draftfcb
Topic: "What Makes People Beautiful? What is Beautiful about People?"
Alexander Straulino

Category: Advertising / Fashion / Economia
Topic: "Summer Games"
André; Hemstedt / Tine Reimer / Katharina Schröder

Category: Advertising / Architecture / KNSK
Topic: "State-of-the-art Buildings Past and Present"
Steffen Schrägle

In January 2008, Gruner + Jahr had invited aspiring and professional photographers through the age of 35 years to submit their works for the first <a" onfocus="this.blur()" target="_new" href="">G+J Photo Award. From an overwhelming total of 602 works submitted, consisting of several thousand photos, a top-notch judging panel selected 34 entries in ten categories for the final round of the award. The nominated works of photography encompass 160 photos, which are now on view in the "NOMINEES 2008" exhibition.

All nominated and winning works in the first G+J Photo Award competition are on display through April 27th at the G+J Pressehaus as part of Hamburg's 4th Triennial of Photography. Opening hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm / Wed 10:00am - 8:00pm. Admission is free.

On April 26th, Gruner + Jahr will once again participate in the "Long Night of Museums" in Hamburg. Under the heading "Night of Nominees," G+J is devoting this year's event to up-and-coming photographers. The G+J Photo Award exhibition "Nominees 2008" will be rounded off with an extensive supporting program on the topic of the next generation of photographers.

The highlight of the evening program is a panel discussion under the heading "Photographer - A dream Job!?" in the G+J Auditorium. Here, experts will discuss the opportunities and risks aspiring professional photographers face. Participants: Gunnar Zink (Head of Editing/ Production Picture Press and G+J Photo Award judge), Florian Geiss (photographer), Rolf Nobel (professor of photography at the University of Applied Science in Hannover), Katja Werner (artbuyer for the Economia advertising agency and G+J Photo Award judge). The discussion will be moderated by Andreas Trampe (chief picture editor at STERN).


Alexander Adler
Director Media Relations
Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: +49 (0) 40 / 3703 2244

Category: Portrait / BRIGITTE
Topic: "Love"
;copy;Nico Schmitz / Anne Müchler

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