The NPA Team would like to introduce members of our hardworking professional jury! We asked them several questions about their craft and how it is changing amidst Covid-19.
Meet another member of our jury Peer Grimm, the head of the Deutch Press Agenture (DPA). He has been covering news for over 20 years, from political stories to Tour de France and Olympic games.
What is the first thing you notice when you look at a contestant’s photo? What type of criteria do you follow when selecting a winner?
Among the photos and series submitted were many powerful images and themes that affect the everyday lives of many people around the world: the impact of the Corona pandemic, climate change and political developments. There was a particularly strong focus on themes from the Asian region. For me, the main criteria for judging the photos include the emotion, joy and suffering that the photo conveys, the graphic composition and the visual realization of a relevant theme. Among the entries, there were numerous images and themes that touched me. I have a great deal of respect for the photographers who created these images and series under difficult circumstances and often had to put themselves in danger.