Photograph by Giulio Montini

Awards

2015 Siena International Photography Awards, 1st place for “Go, my beauty” in the category: Storyboard
2014 Freedom to Love photography award, third place for “Behind the Silence”
2014 “Wort im Bild” (“words in images”), “Behind the Silence” won at this international photographic competition on the theme of literature
2014 n-ost Reportage Prize, “Behind the Silence” is nominated in the category: Photo Reportage
2014 Henri Nannen Prize, “Behind the Silence” is nominated in the category: Photo Reportage
2014 KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD, “Behind the Silence” is shortlisted in the category: Documentary
2013 UNICEF Photo of the Year 2013, honorable mention for “Behind the Silence”
2012 Henri Nannen Prize, “Go, my beauty” is shortlisted in the category: Photo Reportage
2011 International Photography Awards, 1st place for “Go, my beauty” in the category: People – Family professional
2011 International Photography Awards, honorable mention for my picture of the protest against nuclear waste transport in the category: Special – Night Photography professional
2011 Hansel-Mieth Prize 2011, honorable mention for “Go, my beauty”
2010 FotoDoks festival for current documentary photography, FotoDoks-Award for “Go, my beauty”
2010 PDN Photo Annual, my feature “Uprising” won in the category: Photojournalism
2010 International Photography Awards, honorable mention for “Go, my beauty” in the category: Deeper Perspective
2010 FreeLens Award for Young Photojournalism, as one of 60 photographers from around the world, I´m nominated for the Award with my story “Go, my beauty”
2010 Renaissance Photography Prize, shortlisted in the category Movement with a picture of my feature “Uprising”
2009 International Aperture Awards, Silver Award for a picture of my feature “Uprising” in the category: Photojournalism
2009 The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards (WPGA), honorable mention for a picture of my feature “Uprising” in the category: Documentary
2009 International Photography Awards (IPA), honorable mention for “Uprising” in the category Editorial – General News professional
2009 International Photography Awards (IPA), honorable mention for Woodstock Festival picture in the category People – Lifestyle professional
2009 Sony World Photography Awards, 2nd place for “Loveparade” and “Woodstock Festival” in the professional category Music
2009 G+J Photo Award, shortlisted in the category National Geographic Deutschland
2008 UNICEF Photo of the Year 2008, honorable mention for “Living on wheels”
2008 BILLBOARD/ PDN Summer Music Moment, Woodstock Festival picture won in the category: Crowd
2008 FotoDoks festival for current documentary photography, honorable mention for “Living on wheels”
2008 FreeLens Award for Young Photojournalism, as one of 60 photographers from around the world, I´m nominated for the Award with my story “Living on wheels”
2008 Nominated for the 2008 edition of the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass
2007 PDN Photo Annual, www.gordonwelters.com received award for web sites
2004 Ian Parry Memorial Scholarship, special mention
2004 Tom Webster Award for Photojournalism, shortlisted

Scholarships

2010 from Stiftung Kulturwerk of VG Bild-Kunst