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In pictures: Oskar Barnack Award
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This year's Oskar Barnack Award has been won by Andrea Hoyer for her photo project, Places of memory.
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The award is presented annually for photos which convey man's relationship to his environment.
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Since 1998 Hoyer has been travelling across the former Soviet Union photographing moments of loneliness.
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She pictures Russians set against monuments of the former Soviet Union...
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...using stark black and white landscapes to portray a people struggling to find an identity...
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...and where traditional ceremonies take place under the watchful eye of Stalin's legacy.
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Yet at times a new Russia can be seen. Here models are preparing for a photo shoot...
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...though more often the photographs are a reflection of Hoyer's mood and sensitivity.




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