zenith Photo Award

zenith Photo Award 2014

Islam in Germany (2014)

The third edition of the zenith Photo Award called upon professional and amateur photographers alike to pick up their cameras and take part in the debate on what Islam in Germany looks like.

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Prizes & Categories

1st Category:
Professional Photography
Jury Voting
2nd Category:
Amateur Photography
Jury Voting
3rd Category:
Popular Choice
User Voting


More and more of Germany’s Muslim citizens are actively participating in politics and civil society, from sport clubs to community work to being active in parliament. On the other hand, fear and mistrust towards Islam seems to be growing. Are Salafist preachers who call young men to jihad to be blamed? Or are we missing the bigger picture of everyday life, simply because it is not newsworthy?


Marcel Mettelsiefen

Marcel Mettelsiefen is a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. He has been covering conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Libya. His documentary Watani – My Homeland was nominated for the 2017 Academy Awards. Marcel Mettelsiefen is also a member of the editorial board of zenith Magazine and was Head of the Jury for the zenith Photo Award in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

Florian Harms

Florian Harms was Editor-in-Chief of Spiegel Online until December 2016.

Silke Brüggemeier

Silke Brüggemeier is the Head of Photography Department at German newspaper Bild.

Heinrich Völkel

Heinrich Völkel is a freelance photographer at the German photography agency Ostkreuz.

Süleyman Bağ

Süleyman Bağ has headed the Berlin office of Turkish newspaper Zaman and is Editor-in-Chief at the German-Turkish Journal (dtj).

See Also

zenith Photo Award 2013

The second edition of the zenith Photo Award featured an especially wide variety of Muslim life in Germany, ranging from Indonesian students to bi-religious couples to Ahmadiyya communities.