“Want this in or want this out – what’s the story?”;  “You call this fresh?”; “Out, out, out…”; “To me it’s very encouraging”; “It’s strange, it’s weird, it’s got character,”…

This year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award had a record number of entries: around 2,800 entries from 101 different countries (last year’s competition total was 2,000 entries). Needless to say, jury members had many photographs to debate over, and debate they did.

The jury members included: Bruce Gilden, Magnum photographer, Stephan Erfurt, Director of the C/O Berlin, Valérie Fougeirol, Creative Director of the Magnum Gallery in Paris, Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Artistic Director of the Leica Galerie in Salzburg and Brigitte Schaller, Art Director of Leica Fotografie International magazine.

The winners of the two awards, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award and the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2012, will be announced on 20 June 2012. Watch this video to get an insider glimpse of the 2012 Oskar Barnack jury deciding who the winners will be and to see who steels the show!

-Leica Internet Team

 For more information about the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, click here