On September 28th, the annual Leica Oskar Barnack Awards took place in Berlin. The award named after the inventor of the Leica was first awarded in 1979 and has been presented ever since, seeking out outstanding work in the world of photography. An international jury awards the Leica Oskar Barnack Award to professional photographers whose unerring powers of observation capture and express the relationship between man and the environment in the most graphic form in a sequence of a minimum of 10 up to a maximum of 12 images.

„Mectoub“ by Scarlett Coten

Scarlett Coten is honoured with the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2016 for her project titled „Mectoub“. In ‘Mectoub’, the French photographer Scarlett Coten questions the roles and image of men in the Arab world. Her portraits draw attention to the discrepancy between social conformity and individual longing. Check out her winning work, alongside the portfolios of the other finalists.

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