ZEISS Photography Award 2017: Three First-Class Jurors
Honoring photographic knowhow and the artistic creativity of the participating photographers: that’s the goal of the ZEISS Photography Award 2017. The members of this year’s renowned jury are: Claire Richardson from Lonely Planet, the photographer Jürgen Schadeberg Dr. (h.c.) and Sarah Toplis, former editor of Getty Images.
“The lenses are mere tools – the real value of the images is down to the photographers and their flair for creativity.”
-Dr. Winfried Scherle
“Meaningful Places” was the theme of the ZEISS Photography Award 2017 in which ZEISS supported the World Photography Organisation (WPO). 4,677 photographers from more than 130 different countries submitted over 30,000 photos. The choice was made by an international jury of independent experts from the photography industry. In its selection the jury is not bound by any stipulations from the sponsor, in this case ZEISS. The photos do not necessarily have to be taken with ZEISS camera lenses.
Passionate about travel photography
As picture editor at Lonely Planet Traveller, Claire Richardson has commissioned and researched unique photography for the world’s leading travel media company since 2011. She is part of Lonely Planet’s UK team and delivers imagery to a total of 11 editions around the world.
Richardson studied the history of art at the renowned University of St. Andrews and previously worked for High Life, British Airways’ travel magazine. She grew up in Thailand and South Korea, where she developed her love of imaginative travel and understanding different cultures – valuable experience for her work as a member of the jury.
The Father of South African Photography
Jürgen Schadeberg Dr. (h.c.) is a South African photographer with German roots and has been working internationally for more than 70 years
Born in Berlin in 1931, Schadeberg worked as an apprentice photographer while still in his teens at the German Press Agency in Hamburg before emigrating to South Africa in 1950. His first position after
emigrating was as chief photographer, picture editor and art director on Drum Magazine.
In 2007 Mr. Schadeberg was awarded the Officer’s Verdienst Kreuz First Class. Seven years later, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center of Photography for his life’s work and was also awarded a doctor honoris causa by Valencia Universitat Politecnica.
Mr. Schadeberg continues to actively work on new photographic projects, books and exhibitions and also makes his own silver investment archival hand prints. His autobiography will be published in 2017.
Art, design and technology
Sarah Toplis specializes in developing projects that lie at the intersection between art, design and technology. Formerly digital producer at the Southbank Centre, commissioning editor at the Tate and editor for Getty Images, she has worked with a range of museums, galleries, festivals and creatives.
Ms. Toplis attended the renowned Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts so she could focus on exploring the imaginative use of new creative technologies across art, design and social change. She is interested in bringing new audiences to the arts.
For further details about the ZEISS Photography Award 2017, the Terms and Conditions of Participation and to apply, please visit: www.zeiss.com/photo/wpo.