Prix Leica
Young Photo Art at Marta-Forum

12.11.2011 –

For the fourth time, awards will be granted in the internal college photo competition initiated by Leica France for selected works by the best students from three European colleges.


The participants from the Royal College of Art, London, the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and the Fachhochschule Bielefeld of the year 2010 will be introduced to a wider audience for the first time at the Marta Herford. Alongside professors from the three colleges – Christophe Bourguedieu (Ensad, Paris), Rut Blees Luxemburg (RCA London), Roman Bezjak (FH Bielefeld) – the jury also included Gaëlle Goinguené (Leica France), the artist Bernhard Prinz and the director of the Bielefeld Art Society Thomas Thiel.

In addition to works by the two award winners, Sebastian Keitel (FH Bielefeld) and Benjamin Klintoe (Ensad, Paris), the exhibition also shows twelve further photo and video projects which in many ways illustrate the special situation of the students. The everyday routine of the young photographers between college training and professional work is expressed as an extremely productive situation which opens up a sensitive view for the interpersonal, while highlighting various other aspects of our existence from the bizarre to the dangerous.

Thank you

Marta partners
Many thanks to the Marta Herford Corporate Partners and Corporate Premium Partners as well as the Marta Fund for New Art for their ongoing support of our program.