Visual Leader 2011 – THE BEST OF MAGAZINES And Internet

pHotograPHY, ADVERTISING, Online And Editorial Design − showcasing creative talent

June 9 − August 14, 2011 at HOUSE OF PhotographY

The exhibition “VisualLeader – the best of magazines and Internet” features exciting picture series, fascinating photos, original advertisements, creative websites, and much more. For the eighth time, the nominees and winners of the LeadAwards will be presented at Haus der Photographie at Deichtorhallen Hamburg. Photo series, magazine features, ads and websites will be on show – the best of what German magazines had to offer in 2010.

The exhibition encompasses all the works that last year won one of the coveted LeadAwards, Germany’s top print and online media award. The award winners on show include internationally renowned photographers and artists such as Nan Goldin, Tim Hetherington, Daniel Josefsohn, Peter Langner, Peter Lindbergh, Taryn Simon, Hedi Slimane, Juergen Teller, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jonas Unger, Harf Zimmermann and many more.

“VisualLeader” is not only the largest exhibition of its kind in Germany, but also has a very special format: In contrast to other competitions for creative professionals, you cannot enter the LeadAwards yourself. An independent jury of experts combs through the entire year’s issues of around 400 German magazines and picks out prize-worthy articles. A high-profile jury then judges and evaluates them, ensuring a completely independent and truly comprehensive judgment. Those awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze awards can rightly claim to be among the best of the best.

As such, the exhibition “VisualLeader” takes stock of the German creative scene. It highlights trends, sets standards for the future, and provides impulses for more innovation in print and online media. It shows what we can expect to see soon, and what will be here to stay.

In cooperation with LeadAcademy.


on June 9, 2011 at 7 pm at the House of Photography at Deichtorhallen. Dirk Luckow, Markus Peichl and Christoph Amend (ZEIT Magazin) will be speaking.


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COVER DES JAHRES: Der Spiegel, Aufhören. Nr. 24
KAMPAGNE DES JAHRES: Diesel, Be Stupid. Anomaly
FOTO DES JAHRES: Joel van Houdt: Eine fast normale Reise / Marokkanische Flüchtlinge bei der Landung in Italien. Stern, Nr. 53
PORTRAITFOTOGRAFIE DES JAHRES: Jonas Unger: Mon Dieu, Depardieu / Porträt des französischen Schauspieler. Zeit Magazin, Nr. 41
ARCHITEKTUR- UND STILL-LIFE-FOTOGRAFIE DES JAHRES: Die Fotografen der Polizeiwache Amsterdam Amstel: Aus dem Apparat / Tatortfotos der Amsterdamer Polizei. Dummy, Nr. 27
REPORTAGEFOTOGRAFIE DES JAHRES: Tim Hetherington: Unter Kriegern / Der Alltag der US-Soldaten an der Front in Afghanistan. Stern, Nr. 45
Foto: © Antonia Barthel
Foto: © Antonia Barthel
Foto: © Antonia Barthel
Foto: © Antonia Barthel
Foto: © Antonia Barthel
Foto: © Antonia Barthel
Foto: © Antonia Barthel
Foto: © Antonia Barthel