Global Peace Photo Award


© Michel Bouvet

Culture of Solidarity is the bracket for those exhibitions the festival is showing outside of Baden – in Tulln, Celje and Bratislava. While in Bratislava a best-of-retrospective of the festival is presented as part of the Month of Photography, in Tulln and in Celje the festival is flying the flag for peace.

The Global Peace Photo Award recognizes and promotes photographers from all over the world whose pictures capture human efforts towards a peaceful world and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives. The award goes to those photographs that best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful coexistence.

Inner peace, peaceful coexistence, peace within a community, peace between nations, international policy of peace – what do we associate with all this? As many important photography awards focus on the conflicts and crises, the wars and catas-trophes on our planet, professional awards do not normally highlight what other things humans are capable of. The Global Peace Photo Award, launched in 2013 as the Alfred Fried Photography Award, fills
this gap: it shows the various facets of peacefulness and completes the image of humans by adding their good sides. It honors the pictures which tell about successes rather than failures, of empathy rather than hatred, of things worth preserving rather than destruction, of encouragement rather than agony and
of the human right to beauty.

The Global Peace Photo Award for the best photo of peace is not an award for escapism, wildflower meadows and sunsets or an award for the sweetest smile,
nor does it criticize the informative reportage photography which by nature depicts the misery of our world. It is, however, an award which encourages professional photographers to visualize on the highest level what inspires hope: from private efforts to support refugees to meaningful development aid, from pictures of personal happiness to examples of community spirit, from fighting poverty to a successful nature conservation project, from permitted withdrawal to peaceful niches to an enthusiastic rebellion against injustice, from important advances in medicine and in environmental protection to the reconstruction of cities in ruins. The Global Peace Photo Award celebrates the ability of humans to be caring and supportive. Inspired by Austrian Nobel Peace Laureates 1911 Alfred Fried and Tobias Asser, it celebrates all kinds of pacifism and disarmament of individuals and society as a whole.

In cooperation with the Celje Institute, the photographs on the theme of peace will remain on display on the Savinja Savinjska waterfront until 16 October 2022.

With thanks to the main sponsor of the Global Peace Photo Award Vienna Insurance Group.
In cooperation with Garten Tulln and Digitalna Kamera in Celje, Slovenia

We congratulate and thank the participating photographers:

Tulln: Pierre Adenis, Anastasiya Bolshakova, Hardik Gaurav, Denis Golovey, Eugenio Grosso, Josef Hinterleitner, Gloria Jansen, Camilla Kidd, Kseniya Kiyashko, David Klammer, Ksenia Kovalenko, Max Kratzer, Dmitrij Leltschuk, Rebecca Levisman, Arthur Monteiro, Huage Shang, Ann-Christine Woehrl, Robin Yong, Ka Zhan

Celje: Sameer Al-Doumy, Alexandra Anikeeva, Elena Anosova, Nicolas Asfouri, Rober Astorgano, Afshin Azarian, Jonathan Bachman, Pranab Basak, Peter Bauza, David Martín Huamaní Bedoya, Nathalie Bertrams, Supriya Biswas, Arthur Bondar, Stefan Boness, Anna Boyiazis, Renée Byer, Elizaveta Chernyavskaya, Anhua Collective, Giovani Cordioli, Bill Cox, Thomas Cristofoletti, Jeanne D Arc De Faria, Dipak Kumar Dey, Javier Sanchez-Monge Escardo, Debiao Fan, Tomas Fernandez, Maryam Firuzi, Bettina Flitner, Adria Paez Forteza, Johanna Maria Fritz, Emil Gataullin, Enrico Genovesi, Raju Ghosh, Mohammad Golchin, Omar Havana, Kakhaber Kalichava, Lena Kaplevska, Badru Sultan Katumba, Younes Khani, Taisir Khudhair, Max Kratzer, Dmitri Kupriyan, Alain Laboile, Dmitrij Leltschuk, Fan Li, Chee Keong Lim, Andrey Lomakin, Jm Lopez, Nora Lorek, Isabela Lyrio, Catalina Martin-Chico, Alex Masi, Marinka Masséus, Jo-Anne McArthur, Sudeep Mehta, Andres Millan, Sasan Moayyedi, Lina Momsen / Lirale, Alex Naanou, Galia Nazaryants, Cletus Nelson Nwadike, Dirk Opitz, Ana Palacios, Mattia Passarini, Constanza Portnoy, Yuri Pritisk, Altaf Qadri, Ying Qin, Boris Register, Antonio Aragon Renuncio, Tanveer Hassan Rohan, Haakon Sand, Alain Schroeder, Maggie Shannon, Wolf-Peter Steinheisser, Kiki Streitberger,  Subrata, Mohd Nazri Sulaiman, Kaja Tasevska, Ricardo Teles, Davide Tremolada, Tommy Trenchard, Frank Trimbos, Maria Turchanova, Sebastian Vacariuc, Selma Van Der Bijl, Yana Vasilyeva, Wladimir Viatkin, Thomas Victor, Ami Vitale, Pavel Volkov, Snezhana Von Büdingen, Sebastian Wahlhuetter, John Wilhelm, Patricia Willocq, Jophel Botero Ybiosa, Ka Zhan, Xavier Zimbardo

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