Thought-provoking images win 4th Leica Women Foto Project Award

Greta Rico winner of the Leica women's foto awards
(Image credit: Leica / Greta Rico)

Leica Camera, on International Women’s Day, has announced the four recipients of the fourth annual Leica Women Foto Project Award. For the first time ever, entries were accepted from the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Canada in addition to the United States, aiming to expand diverse representation in the photography industry, whilst also encouraging the inclusion of all perspectives.

The Leica Women Foto Project remains an example of Leica’s ongoing commitment to elevating marginalized voices and empowering the female point of view through photography. 

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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.