Christian Charisius, 1. Prize in the category portraits: “Shadow play: former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt (SPD) takes part in a ceremony for the renaming of the former botanical gardens into the Loki-Schmidt-Garten  in Hamburg.” © obs/dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH.

It’s the second year in a row that dpa exhibits its winners of the contests “pictures of the year“  at our festival. Bernd von Jutrczenka, member of the main editorial office and manager of the idolatry, is one of the first supporters of THE BROWSE – FOTOFESTIVAL. At a panel on the 16th he will talk with other editors in chief of other agencies about the strategies and challenges news agencies and photographers have to face because new mobile technologies are invented.

dpa press release for the contest “Bilder des Jahres 2012/ pictures of the year 2012″