Promoting the "new generation"

During the environmental photography festival "horizonte zingst", which took place from 26 May to 3 June, the New BFF Promotion Award was also presented. The outstanding works of the three winners, as well as those of the seven finalists, were presented at "horizonte zingst" as part of the exhibition premiere "Ausgezeichnet - Der Neue BFF-Förderpreis".

About the New BFF Promotional Award

With the New BFF Sponsorship Award, the Professional Association of Freelance Photographers and Film Designers (BFF) aims to promote young talent in photography.


This is done through a practice-oriented mentoring program, in which students are asked to develop and implement an application-related photographic concept. This year, they professionally dealt with ecological, economic or cultural issues. The New BFF Promotion Award is intended to promote young photographers and make them fit for the professional world, thus offering a practical supplement to the educational content of their studies. In two intensive workshops, the participants work together with their BFF mentors and art directors on their projects - from the concept to the finished exhibition.

The award ceremony

The jury selected the best ten for the exhibition from the 15 works submitted. Among the ten finalists, the best three photo series were then awarded prizes. The winners received prizes worth 6000 euros donated by BFF premium partner OLYMPUS. In addition, the works will be presented in a separate publication as well as in the BFF magazine.

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First place goes to Volker Crone with his photo series "Vom Ende der Dunkelheit" ("From the End of Darkness"), in which he deals with social coexistence and its changes since the invention of the light bulb in the 19th century.
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Second place goes to Julius C. Schreiner, whose work "Silent Agents" deals in an abstract way with conflicts of use in an urban context.
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Third place goes to Daniel Chatard. With his project "No Man's Land" he drew attention to the activists who demonstrate every day against the phasing out of brown coal and against the climate change associated with it.
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In addition to these three winning works, the works of the other seven finalists were also exhibited. Stefanie Silber's series "Sternenkinder", about children who die before or during birth, was particularly highlighted. She was awarded an honorable mention for social engagement in photography.

Other finalists and their projects

• Anna Bergold: "Beside Time -A Journey through the Harz Mountains"

• Jan Richard Heinicke: "Unbecoming

• Nanna Heitmann: "Away from the Window - The End of an Era

• Lukas Kreibig: "Heart of a seal"

• Claudio Verbano: "Poisonous Gold"

• Franceska Welp: "Müllwesen

HALBE frames is a long-standing partner of the BFF and supporter of the New BFF Sponsorship Award. We are pleased to be able to participate in the promotion of young talents in the world of photography.