2012 Hansel Mieth Prize awarded
This year’s Hansel Mieth Prize for socially engaged feature reporting went to a team from Stern magazine. The award was presented on May 3 in Fellbach city hall to authors Cornelia Fuchs and Uli Rauss and photographers Monika Fischer and Mathias Braschler. Their feature “Guantánamo” examined the current lives of former inmates.
2012 marked the 13th annual presentation of the award named in honor of “Hansel” Mieth, a woman born in Fellbach in 1909 who became a prominent American photojournalist.
The Gabriel Grüner Grant was also presented. It honors author Gabriel Grüner of Stern magazine, murdered in Kosovo in 1999 together with photographer Volker Krämer and translator. Senol Alit The award-winning proposal came from Xifan Yang and photographer David Høgsholt. Their topic: the long-term effects of China’s one-child policy and its favoring of male births.
Fellbach’s mayor, Günter Geyer, led the festivities, which included a speech by Klaus Harpprecht and a musical interlude with Gee Hye Lee on piano.