Student Photo Competition 2019

The first international Hahnemühle Student Photo Competition, under the motto 'Show us your Series' is over and can be described as a huge success. Hahnemühle aimed to encourage creative up-and-coming photographers to print their photos and to showcase their creativity and talent. The expectations were high and the task demanding. A photo series with five motifs expressing a self-chosen topic with its own focus had to be submitted. Ultimately, more than 700 students from over 50 countries have taken up this challenge – more than 3.560 photographs were handed in. The jury, consisting of photographers, photojournalists, gallery owners and other experienced experts from the photo industry, selected the three best photo series in two rounds. Not only creativity, but also the photographic quality and the selection of paper matching the subject were judged. Impressed by the high number of international entries, the great variety of photo series and the creativity of these young talents, Hahnemühle decided to honour two more photo series. All three-winner series and both honourable mentions can be admired, as printed versions on Hahnemühle FineArt inkjet paper, at the photokina 2020 in Cologne (27th – 30th May, 2020) and at the gallery 'Eisfabrik' in Hannover (21st October – 02nd December, 2020).

Until then these photo series can be seen at our blog and on Instagram @hahnemuehle_imaging.