zenith Photo Award
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 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 was Editor-in-Chief of Spiegel Online until December 2016.
Silke Brüggemeier is the Head of Photography Department at German newspaper Bild.
Heinrich Völkel is a freelance photographer at the German photography agency Ostkreuz.
Süleyman Bağ has headed the Berlin office of Turkish newspaper Zaman and is Editor-in-Chief at the German-Turkish Journal (dtj).