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ZEISS Photography Award

The ZEISS Photography Award was set up by the World Photography Organisation and ZEISS to give a platform to visual storytellers who have a unique point of view on the world. Running from 2016 to 2020, each year photographers were given a brief to interpret. Reflecting on the ZEISS Photography Award’s history, ZEISS’ Executive Vice President & Head of Consumer Products Business Unit Jörg Schmitz, says: “For the ZEISS Photography Award, we have partnered with the World Photography Organisation to support ambitious and inspiring photographers from all over the world. We are excited about the creativity and quality of the artwork we see in this competition every year. We feel honored for the opportunity to help these promising photographers advance their international careers.”

See the 2020 winning and shortlisted images here.

2020 winning and shortlisted images

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2019 winning and shortlisted images

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2018 winning and shortlisted images

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2017 winning and shortlisted images

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2016 winning and shortlisted images

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About ZEISS

125 years of expertise 

Since 1890, ZEISS lenses have been writing history: they are not only used by the most sophisticated photo and film artists, they also documented pioneer achievements of mankind, such as the first moon landing in 1969.

“With outstanding optical designs and inventions, ZEISS has created milestones in the history of photography”, says Jörg Schmitz, Head of ZEISS Consumer Products. “With our lenses, we enable photographers to achieve exceptional imaging performance. And with the ZEISS Photography Award, we are demonstrating our commitment to high-quality photography.”

For the ZEISS Photography Award, ZEISS has partnered with the World Photography Organisation to support ambitious and inspiring photographers from all over the world. “We are excited about the creativity and quality of the artwork we see in this competition every year. We feel honored for the opportunity to help these promising photographers advance their international careers,” says Schmitz.

Discover more about ZEISS here.