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Press Releases

recommended 19/20

Press kit Download
Press release Olympus, 20 February 2020 Download

Pressemappe Download
Pressemitteilung Olympus, 7. Mai 2020 Download

Stipendium recommended geht in die zweite Runde: Kuratoren empfehlen Tobias Kruse, Mika Sperling und Karla Hiraldo Voleau, 8. Mai 2019 Download


recommended 17/18

Stipendiaten des Jahrgangs 2017/2018 und Kuratoren Download
recommended: Neues Stipendium für aufstrebende Fotografen im künstlerischen Bereich, 11. Mai 2017 Download

Press Images

Karla Hiraldo VoleauI Have Nothing to Tell You   Download

Kazumasa in Ueno Park, from the series I Have Nothing to Tell You, 2019 © Karla Hiraldo Voleau, 2020

The Grain of Sand, from the series I Have Nothing to Tell You, 2019 © Karla Hiraldo Voleau, 2020

Tobias Kruse - Deponie   Download

#024, from the series Deponie, 2019 © Tobias Kruse, 2020

#023, from the series Deponie, 2019 © Tobias Kruse, 2020

Mika Sperling - Mother Tongue   Download

Family Tree, from the series Mother Tongue, 2019 © Mika Sperling, 2020

Son, from the series Mother Tongue, 2019 © Mika Sperling, 2020

Group photo

recommended fellows and curators 2019/20
left to right front: Kim Knoppers (curator Foam), Celina Lunsford (curator FFF), Karla Hiraldo Voleau (fellow), Mika Sperling (fellow), Tobias Kurse (fellow)
left to right back: Juliane Hüppe (Olympus), Olaf Kreuter (Olympus), Ingo Taubhorn (curator Haus der Photograhie / Deichtorhallen Hamburg)
© Olympus/ Niklas Nischke



Tobias Kruse, Fellow, © Olympus/ Niklas Nische

Mika Sperling, Fellow, © Olympus/ Niklas Nischke

Karla Hiraldo Voleau, Fellow, © Olympus/ Niklas Nischke

Kim Knoppers, Curator Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, © Olympus/ Niklas Nischke

Celina Lunsford, Artistic Director Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, © Olympus/ Niklas Nischke

Ingo Taubhorn, Curator Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen Hamburg, © Olympus/ Niklas Nischke

Olaf Kreuter, Olympus, Head of Consumer Marketing Germany, Austria and Switzerland © Olympus/ Melanie Derks

Meet the Fellows

Tobias Kruse

Mika Sperling

Karla Hiraldo Voleau