For the fifth consecutive year, the International Press Institute (IPI) will partner with the Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG) and Edition Lammerhuber to present the annual Alfred Fried Photography Award.

Named for Austrian pacifist, author and 1911 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Alfred Hermann Fried, the Award recognises the year’s best photograph signifying the theme of peace. The Award’s organisers seek to honour those photographs that best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful coexistence.

The Award was first established in 2013 by the Photographische Gesellschaft and Edition Lammerhuber. This year’s award is given in partnership with IPI, UNESCO, the Austrian Parliament, the Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association and the German Youth Photography Award and with the support of World Press Photo.

The 2018 award ceremony will take place on September 20 in Vienna. Speakers will include:

•  Wolfgang Sobotka, president of the Austrian National Council (primary legislative body)
•  Nadja Schmidt, director and co-initiator, ICAN Austria. ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize
•  Beata Balogová, editor-in-chief of leading Slovak daily SME and IPI Executive Board member

The short list for the 2018 Alfred Fried Award can be found here.

Read more about previous Alfred Fried Award winners:

2014: Russian photographer named winner of Alfred Fried prize
2016: Series on mixed emotions of Holocaust survivors wins Alfred Fried award
2017: Swedish-Nigerian photographer wins 2017 Fried award