©BarTur Photo Award

Courtesy of Saksham Sinha

The BarTur Photo Award celebrates photographers who challenge how we view the world



A key focus of the BarTur Photo Award has always been the immense power photography has in influencing the way that we understand and engage with the world around us.

Using photography as a means to express ideas and values, the BarTur Photo Award 2021 has selected photographers who are pushing important issues to the forefront, crossing boundaries and help bring communities together.

In this exhibition, The BarTur Photo Award is delighted to present our 49 winners from 2021 and our 23 winners from 2020 (who we were unable to exhibit owing to COVID19) who have taken images from across the world, championing a range of social, economical and environmental issues that are impacting on so many people's lives.

We are also delighted to showcase the inaugural Leica Fotografie International/ BarTur Photo Award: Photojournalist of the Year 2021, which has been won by two photographers documenting events that are shaping our history.

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all our judges and sponsors.

The BarTur Photo Award, is a not for profit organization, conceived in 2011 by the Bar-Tur family in memory of their wife and mother Ann Lesley Bar-Tur, who was a talented British artist who died of breast cancer when she was only 37.

Exhibition in Berlin

Urban Banks Berlin Wilhelminenhofstrasse 83-85 12495 Berlin

Private View: Thursday 19th August 2021
Opening: Friday 20th August – 12th September 2021,

Time: 12:00 – 20:00

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Visit the first BarTur Photo Award featuring winners from 2021 and 2020. 

(c) Anne Freitag
(c) Anne Freitag

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(c) Anne Freitag
(c) Anne Freitag

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(c) Anne Freitag
(c) Anne Freitag

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Courtesy of Rodrigo Abd

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