The Winner of ‘Home, My Place In The World’ Photography Award 2013 Is Aden Menno from Berlin

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An outstanding photographer has been announced as the winner of 'Home, my Place in the World’ photography award 2013, beating 370 entrants from 17 different countries.

Speaking for the Jury, Angelo Iudice, chairman of Accademia Apulia UK, commented “The quality of this year’s submissions has been truly outstanding.

Menno Aden’s work sets out to illustrate how young people in Berlin find themselves homeless due to the gentrification of deprived areas by affluent people whose property investments insidiously squeeze them out. The winning photographs portray the modest interior of abandoned homes and have been taken from an unusual bird's-eye perspective.

Judging the submissions were Anne Williams, London College of Communication - Francesca Marocchino, Guimet Museum, Paris - Neil Couzens, Wandsworth Museum, Michael Pritchard, The Royal Photographic Society, Keith Barnes, Director, Oxford School of Photography, Roberta Cremoncini, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art - Roger Tooth, The Guardian - Tom Martin, Martin & Martin.

Speaking for the Jury, Angelo Iudice, chairman of the organisation commented “The quality of this year’s submissions has been outstanding. The panel had a most difficult task identifying the winner. I would like to thank all participants whose magnificent works raises awareness on such important issues’

Home, my Place in the World, Photography Award 2013 received the patronage of Amnesty International, the British Council, the European Commission and the International Organisation for Migration and the Government of Apulia.

Notes to Editors

Accademia Apulia Photography Award was established in 2008 to champion the importance of diversity in a fast-changing world. Under the patronage of Amnesty International, the British Council and the European Commission, the awards are intended to inspire artists from different communities to reflect on the importance of local heritage.

The project’s sponsors are: Casa Londra,  EU Advisory Partners, E. Marinella, Fedeli Cashmere, Rocco Restaurant, Food & wine Promotions, Gattarella Resort, Harrods, Metro Imaging, Rocco London San Domenico House. 

The wining photographs can be seen here

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