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A Glimpse of Germany

05.11.2009 to 19.11.2009

A Glimpse of Germany


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A Glimpse of Germany
Photography Exhibition

Date: Nov 5 to Nov 19, daily 10 am-6 pm, closed on Tue

As part of its key theme The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) last year announced an international photo competition for the HanseMerkur-Prize, worth € 10,000 in total. A total of 31 journalists from 18 European countries, Japan and the United States have submitted photographic works created between September 2008 and January 2009 during their three to four-day individual research trips to Berlin and other federal states that once bordered the \"Iron Curtain\". \"The pictures show a tension between artistic representation and documentation that opens up entirely new perspectives on Germany as a travel destination,\" said a delighted Petra Hedorfer, Chief Executive Officer of the GNTB.

With the theme A Glimpse of Germany in mind, the distinguished jury started by evaluating 93 works online according to their artistic merit, historical references and relevance to tourism. At a final meeting in Berlin, jury members decided on the prize winners who were then officially announced at the GTM Germany Travel MartTM in Rostock. The winners are Gianluca Santoni from Italy, Eduardo Grund from Spain and Irisz Lukács from Hungary, followed by two Austrians who are occupying place 6 and 12, Jürg Christandl and Siegfried Hetz.

A Glimpse of Germany goes global: the photos are travelling to around 20 countries where they will form part of individually designed exhibitions promoting Germany as a travel destination 20 years after the fall of the Wall. The GNTB in Vienna is putting all competition entries on public display from Nov 5th until Nov 19th at the premises of the LEOPOLD MUSEUM in Vienna. The LEOPOLD MUSEUM facilitates this exhibition in its Atrium and enables the GNTB the revival of a historical moment. Other partners that are supporting the GNTB Vienna in organising the exhibition include the tourism marketing offices in Berlin, Brandenburg and Thüringen.

Willem Laros Berlin: Brandenburger Tor
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