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Lost in Music shortlisted for the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2014

Thursday, 11/09/2014

My music related project gets in top 21 shortlisted projects for a prestigious photo award

I am really proud to announce that my music related project "Lost in Music" got shortlisted for this years Alfred Fried Photography Award!

Warren Ellis (Dirty Three), 2012 - a part of Lost in Music project <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Warren Ellis (Dirty Three), 2012 - a part of Lost in Music project

"5271 images have been submitted by 1549 photographers from all five continents", says the PR release, and 21 projects have been shortlisted in the first round. The PR release continues:
 

Voting was organized in complete anonymity. The jurors were told the photographers‘ names just 2 hours before the the announcement of the shortlist.

The jury did look at EVERY SINGLE IMAGE – not one frame was taken out. The first round was digital only. The jurors had access to the photographs submitted with an individualized password to the Alfred Fried Photography Award homepage. Each juror could award 1 to 10 points to each entry. Zero votes were not allowed. After the votes had been collected, the points for each work were added and divided by the number of jury members.

This first round produced a shortlist of 21 works.  

For the second round the points of the 21 shortlisted works were deleted and the jurors were asked to select their personal top 5. These rankings were collected by mail. A first place ranking earned 5 points, second place 4 points and so on. Fifth place was worth 1 point. The points per entry were added and resulted in a list of six nominees.


Although, my project "Lost in Music" wasn't chosen in the final six nominees, I really do feel privileged to be included in top 21 projects, especially when music and "entertainment industry" are usually not taken seriously in the photojournalistic world. I always believed in the ability of music to connect people (and make a better world) and I am honoured that the members of the jury recognised that.

Dubravko Ivaniš (Pips, Chips & Videoclips), 2013 - a part of Lost in Music project <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Dubravko Ivaniš (Pips, Chips & Videoclips), 2013 - a part of Lost in Music project

Awarded by The Photographische Gesellschaft, (PHG) - "the longest-standing photographic society in the German-speaking countries and the second-oldest in the world", Alfred Fried Photography Award "aims to present human efforts to live together in peace and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives. The award goes to those photographs that best express the idea that our future can only be peaceful coexistence."

Partners of the Award that was named after Alfred Hermann Fried (1864-1921), an Austrian pacifist, author and a Nobel Peace Prize winner include UNESCO, the Austrian Parliament, the Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association and the International Press Institute (IPI).

You can check out some amazing documentary and photojournalistic work by other shortlisted photographers here - the winning images will be announced on Monday, 15 September 2014, at 21:00 hours.


Thank you! - Dejan Vučetić Vuča (Darkwood Dub), 2010 - a part of Lost in Music project <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Thank you! - Dejan Vučetić Vuča (Darkwood Dub), 2010 - a part of Lost in Music project


 

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