Paul Koeleman second time winner of the 2011 Audience Award

Once again Paul Koeleman has won the Audience Award 2011, this time for the exhibition at art fair Realisme at the Passenger Terminal in Amsterdam. His winning series ‘Good Old Gays’ depicts gay and lesbian couples that have been together for over 30 years.

The 10.000 visitors of art fair Realisme 2012 could vote for their favorite of the 18 series shown at the 2011 Pride Photo Award exhibition there. With 17% Paul Koeleman’s series ‘Good Old Gays’ had a clear lead on the runner-up, ‘Prosecution of homosexuality in Uganda’ by the French photographer Benedicte Desrus (SIPA Press) who garnered 12% of the votes.

The third place went to the American artist Erica Beckman. Her series ‘I © Brooklyn Girls’, based on the covers of lesbian pulp novels from the ‘50’s received 11% of the votes.


Pride Photo Award is an annual international contest for photos about sexual and gender diversity.


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