$66,000 Leica Oskar Barnack Award announces photography jury

LOBA 21 Newcomer winner Emile Ducke with his “Kolyma - Along the Road of Bones”
(Image credit: Leica)

This year, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award enters into its 42nd edition. Based on the submissions made by nominations from all over the world, a jury will decide on the shortlist and winners. 

In May, the jury will come together at Leica Camera headquarters in Wetzlar to deliberate. They will come up with a shortlist of a maximum of 12 series for the main category, and 6 for the Newcomer category, and to decide on the winners of LOBA 2022. Once again this year, around 60 photography experts from 34 countries have submitted their proposals.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.