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22.02.2011

 

ProfiFoto : now on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, as an iPad and iPhone App, Canon Profifoto Newcomer 11/1 Award winners on GoSee and the CPFP photo book

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With its iPad issue, ProfiFoto offers premium multimedia content. After the first iPad app delighted 6,000 readers worldwide (now available as a free sample), the second issue is available on iTunes: bigger and better, now with even more bonus video material, a media-appropriate layout and just €4.99.

Inside The Movie Experience, filming with Nikon's DSLRS; How to make a book with Steidl; Interview with Olaf Heine; Fabio Borquez, part time model; the new Kodak Professional Porta 400; shoot in a brothel, Steve Thornton and more. Download here!

On 400 pages, the opulent Canon ProfiFoto Price Picturebook offers 40 projects, which were presented with awards between 2007 and 2010. The appropriate CPFP iPhone app features the winning works for your virtual browsing pleasure, available on iTunes, free of charge.

Also, you can find the most recent ProfiFoto TV broadcast on YouTube. Each new print issue sees the release of accompanying moving images. The programmes, which are produced in collaboration with FotoTV offer additional information on the current magazine's content and many other topics.

The commentary function makes it possible for users to contribute, interact and to chat with other professional photographers. Just register online at the ProfiFoto community and click on 'Comment' under the news section.

The Canon ProfiFoto Föderpreis 11/1 is all about challenge and reward. The five winners of the newcomer award this time are Annika Schmermbeck, Sabine Spengler, André-Alexander Giesemann, Paul Gisbrecht und Hannes Jung and receive Canon equipment of their choice worth 10,000 EUR, as well as publication in ProfiFoto magazine.

A grand total of 171 newcomer photographers applied for the award, with the average age of 25.8 years. The competition does not award completed works, it honours concepts for photography projects, which will eventually see the light of day and are subject to being completed in the future.

The jury, represented by ProfiFoto editor in chief Thomas Gerwers, includes Julia Ossko (Blurb), Guido Krebs (Canon), Peter Bitzer Laif picture agency, Christoph Bamberg (WhiteWall/Lumas) and photographer Thomas Kellner.

“It is really good fun to see great pictures and get to know interesting concepts. I am primarily looking forward to the winning projects and the final result”, says the initiator of the 'Photographers' Network' which connects photographers worldwide. “The majority of the applications is on par with international standards. One thing I do miss is a much larger degree of specifically female perspectives”, explains Kellner.

FH Dortmund student Annika Schermbeck fills that demography amongst the circle of winners. Her work 'Wenn ich hier wollte und bin weg' visualises the feeling of fleetingness. Sabine Spenger, photographic journalist from FH Hannover, left a lasting expression at the CPFP with her concept for a photo essay on the image of Germany.

Some take a different approach, such as André-Alexander Giesemann, student at HAW Hamburg, who was supported by the competition and teamed up with Daniel Schulz to produce his documentation on electronic music clubs. Or the long-term project by CPFP winner Hannes Jung (FH Hannover), which sees the photographer accompanying people from the harbour society Hameln.

Julia Ossko from photo book specialist Blurb: “We are delighted about the prospect of promoting talents and young photographers, who are able to tell stories. The final selection included many, exciting editorials and some very sensitively produced pictures, which I would very much like to see again in photo book format.” Such as the one by Paul Gisbrecht, student at the Cologne International School of Design, who created the award winning 'Geometrie im Alltag' project.

Guido Krebs, Canon: “We place great importance on the support of newcomers. Canon Professional Services looks to establish long lasting partnerships with professional photographers. Many such partnerships take their baby steps with the newcomer award.” Just like all partners participating on the CPFP, Christoph Bamberg of the Editionsgalerie Lumas emphasises the whole idea of nurturing newcomers: “We already included works by CPFP applicants into our edition and it is always a matter of great excitement to make the acquaintance of a broad range of new talent during the jury sessions.”

After their completion, the CPFP winners' projects will be presented via the ProfiFoto photography magazine and available online. The winning projects of the competition's first five years can also be found there as well as part of a opulent photo book, which has been published by Blurb. iPhone users can also download a free CPFP app.

The call for the next Canon Profifoto Award entries will be announced shortly.

PROFIFOTO : Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 11/1

PROFIFOTO : Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 11/1

PROFIFOTO : Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 11/1

PROFIFOTO : Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 11/1

PROFIFOTO : Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 11/1

PROFIFOTO : Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 11/1

PROFIFOTO : Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 11/1

PROFIFOTO : Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 11/1

PROFIFOTO : Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 11/1

PROFIFOTO : Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 11/1

PROFIFOTO : Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 11/1

PROFIFOTO : Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 11/1

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