For the 15th year in a row, gute aussichten 2018/2019 at the House of Photography will present a range of concepts, aesthetics, and media that exemplify the work of young photographers in Germany. The exhibition features a surprising range of diverse ideas, photographic strategies, as well as formal and media implementations that reflect the status quo of recent photography. The nine-member jury, which included the renowned photographer Elger Esser and the well-known publisher Gerhard Steidl, chose nine award winners out of 98 submissions from 40 institutions. Despite the diversity of themes and forms, the works share the connecting element of the turning point, which often brings things to a close at the beginning and begins something new at the end.

Once something becomes established, it is difficult to get rid of it – and the same applies to any structure, whether mental or physical. This makes it extremely inspiring that the nine award winners of gute aussichten 2018/2019 all bring a breath of fresh air into a photographic field whose creative potential has clearly not been exhausted by far, despite all the Cassandras who would claim otherwise.

Prize winners:
Lorraine Hellwig, Hochschule München
Laila Kaletta, Lette-Verein, Berlin
Patrick Knuchel, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
Benjamin Kummer, Neue Schule für Fotografie, Berlin
Steve Luxembourg, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig
Sina Niemeyer, Hochschule Hannover
Malte Sänger, Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach/Main
Robert ter Horst, Fachhochschule Bielefeld
Anna Tiessen, Ostkreuzschule Berlin

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