Photography Competition– Winner 2018


Bring a Story from abroad to life with pictures

One year in a faraway country with an unkown culture and foreign language not only shape and change one's point of view, but let you be more aware of what happens around. Sometimes only a small detail makes an everyday situation quite special.
Create a series of six images that epitomize for you which details of your place and country of study stays in your mind. With which spaces, buildings or urban qualities do you have a special story?


56 contributions were submitted in 2018. The jury (Department members Yolande Hoogedoorn, Lucia Celinkovic, Matthias Kestel and Sophia Pritscher) selected a first, second and third place and awarded five recognitions.
Lennard Zimmermann, exchange student at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid in Spain, won first prize for his photographic narration in black and white. The individual images captivate through personal, situational and unconventional observations. Elise Fellner, incoming student at the TU Munich, takes second place with a compelling series and a striking choice of motifs. Rebekka Schächer, exchange student at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso in Chile, shows in her picture series a special view of everyday moments of her exchange place and receives the third prize.
The photographic works of Ann-Kathrin Eberhard, Helene Schüler, Georg Meck, Isabel Bommes Fernandez and Konrad Schlüter each received  a recognition from the jury.

First Prize

Lennard Zimmermann
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid | Spanien

Second Prize

Elise Fellner
TU Munich | Germany

Third Prize

Rebekka Schächer
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso | Chile


Ann-Kathrin Eberhard
Victoria University of Wellington | New Zealand

Helene Schüler 
University of Tokyo, Todai | Japan

Isabel Bommes Fernández
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile | Santiago de Chile

Georg Meck
Universidade de Sao Paulo | Brasilien

Konrad Schlüter
Universidade de Porto | Portugal