Audience Award Winner 2013

We are excited to announce that Australian photographer Tatjana Plitt wins the Audience Award of Pride Photo Award 2013 with her series Gay Warriors : portraits of same sex couples in the US military. Tatjana is also the winner of the third prize in the category Extremely Normal of Pride Photo Award 2013.


Pride Photo Award had 20.038 visitors this year, more than twice as many as in 2012! Part of this enormous increase was because of The Open Monument Weekend (14-15/09). The church was visited by 6.474 people that weekend.


Visitors of the exhibition could nominate their favorite of the 16 singles and series shown. Photos that show the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and photos that make people reflect on gender: masculinity and femininity.

Tatjana’s series Gay Warriors had a clear lead from the beginning of the voting procedure, garnering finally almost 19% of the votes. Maika Elan’s series The Pink Choice was the second choice of the audience with almost 15% of the votes. This series focuses on love between gay and lesbian couples in Vietnam. Finally, the series The Gay Families Project by Stefan Jora was the third favorite of the audience. This series depicts parents who identify as LGBT and their children in the USA.


It is not surprising that the top three of the audience choices focus on the relationships between gay and lesbian couples and represent love, affection and family ties. This has been the case for the Audience Award for the first edition as well: Paul Koeleman won the Audience Award in 2011 with his series Good Old Gays. Last year the audience favored the conceptual series Gender as a performance by Chris Rijksen and Switch by JJ Levine.

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


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