SARAJEVO, January 27, 2017 – The winners of the 2016 Balkan Photo Award (BPA) were announced to a packed audience at Sarajevo City Hall today. BPA contest is held as part of the Balkan Photo Festival (BPF). A jury panel consisting of as many as 12 members: Myles Little (US, jury chair), Ilvy Njiokiktjien (NL), Srđan Živulović (SLO), Petar Jurica (CRO), Goran Lizdek (BiH), Daniel Mihailescu (RO), Srđan Ilić (SRB), Boryana Katsarova (BUL), Majlinda Hoxha (KV), Ljiljana Karadžić (MNE), Ana Farngovska (MKD) and Ferhat Uludaglar – Zupčević (TUR), has selected the BPA winners in 11 categories:
Canon Grand Prix Award – the overall contest winner and the winner in the category “Daily life”: Jelena Janković for her photograph “Selfie kultura”. Jelena received a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV dSLR camera, a gift from our general sponsor, Canon Bosnia and Herzegovina.
HanShun Zhou is the winner in the “Creative photography” category and the winner of a special Festival recognition. HanShun was awarded for his photograph “Frentic city” with a Canon EOS 80D dSLR, a gift from our golden sponsor AvteraBH.
Listed below are the remaining category winners:
A series of photographs “Veterans” by Sasha Maslov in the Photo Reportage/Photo Series category.
In addition to selecting BPA category winners the jury has selected the finalists, whose photographs will also be exhibited in the Sarajevo City Hall:
Aleksandra Leković, Aljoša Gračner, Andrej Tarfila, César Pastor Castro,Chee Keong Lim, Davor Konjikušić, Dean Zulić, Deborah Roffel, Denis Ruvić, Đorđe Vukadinović, Đula Bezeg, Edvin Kalić, Franjo Matković, Gaja Dolmark, HanShun Zhou, Ioana Cîrlig, Ioana Moldovan, Irfan Ličina, Istvan Kerekes, Jasmina Trpevska, Javier Corso, Jelena Janković, Jorge López Muñoz, Jurica Galić, Lorna Kijurko, Marko Risović, Martina Zanin, Mattia Vacca, MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan, Miguel Candela, Nikola Franjić, Oliver Frohner, Olmo Calvo, Ovi D. Pop, Sasha Maslov, Sohel Parvez Haque, Tymon Markowski, Ursa Premik, Walter Schoenenbroecher
You can download a exhibition catalogue HERE.
This year’s Festival is supported by: the European Union Special Representative (EUSR), City of Sarajevo, UNICEF, Federal Ministry od Culture and Sports, BiH Art Gallery.
The contest general sponsor is Canon and golden sponsor is Avtera BH. The contest is also supported by the following sponsors and friends: BlackBOX Gallery, New Event, Festival Hotel, Ilford, FAN Ferhatović and EUROBHPLAKATBH.
The Festival’s official photo/news agency is Pixsell Photo Agency.
The contest media partners are: N1, RSG, Antena Sarajevo, Dani Magazine, Oslobođenje, Dodho Magazine and Urban Magazine.