Pro Photo Daily - Around the Net | Honor Roll, 2: The 2017 Leica Oskar Barnack Prize Winners

By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: Sept. 11, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Source: Leica Oskar Barnack Award

Oslo, Norway-based photographer Terje Abusdal  has been named the winner of the 2017 Oskar Barnack Award for his for his series "Slash and Burn,” which focuses on the ethnic minority Forest Finns of Finland. “Documentation and imagination are interwoven into his images in a manner that is both confusing and organic at the same time,” noted the jury. Ukrainian photographer Sergey Melnitchenko  wins the Leica Newcomer Prize for “Behind the Scenes,” a series shot at a nightclub in Hong Kong.