Oskar Barnack Award

The highly esteemed and coveted international award for high quality reportage photography has been presented since 1979, the year marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Oskar Barnack. The prize is awarded by Leica Camera AG and also includes the presenting of a ‘Newcomer Award'.

Find more information about the Oskar Barnack Award here: www.leica-oskar-barnack-award.com

Hall of fame award winners

The Leica Hall of Fame Award stands in a tradition of earlier awards initiated by Leica Camera AG to honour outstanding photographers. The prize is awarded to photographers who have rendered outstanding services to the Leica brand and to the genre of photography. The prize shall be awarded sporadically without competition and without the decision of a jury.

René Burri

Capturing overwhelming portraits

Burri is considered to be one of the best-known and most respected photographers of the 20th and 21st century.

Nick Út

An icon of photography

Nick Út shot one of the best-known war images of all time minutes after four napalm bombs were dropped on the town of Trang Bang, Vietnam.

Steve McCurry

International fame

McCurry has been a documentary photographer for more than three decades. He became world-famous with his photograph of the "Afghan Girl" Sharbat Gula.