Felix Schoeller Photo Award: Phase One comes on board as a partner for the Emerging Photographer award

Osnabrück, 4 February, 2015

Phase One, the Danish manufacturer of high-end, open-platform medium-format cameras, has become an international sponsoring partner for the 2015 Felix Schoeller Photo Award. The winner of the Emerging Photographer category in this award, which aims to attract entries from all over the world, truly has something to look forward to: Phase One is going to give the winner the use of one of its camera systems for a month. The package includes a Phase One camera with three lenses and the latest digital back, as well as the latest version of Capture One Pro - a software package designed for optimised capture and post-production workflow. To enable them to achieve their creative vision in true professional fashion, the winner of the award will be given intensive training on all the equipment, either in one of Phase One’s worldwide branches or with one of their retailers. The winner will then have a month in which to use the equipment to finish a project. The value of the prize is based on the official cost of renting the package, which is currently €600 a day. That makes the company’s contribution worth around €18,000.

Dr Friederike Texter, Senior Vice President Corporate Communication with the Osnabrück-based Felix Schoeller Group is delighted about Phase One’s involvement: “We are thrilled about the partnership. The value of the prize Phase One is offering is cause for great excitement, which I am sure our young photographers share. We are anticipating that this prize will be an incentive that could take the quality of the entries to an even higher level.” Heinz Papst, of Phase One Deutschland, stresses the strategic aspect of the collaboration: “We believe that the Felix Schoeller Photo Award got off to a highly professional start. And the fact that it is committed to uncompromising photographic quality is reflected in the high-calibre make up of its jury. It is this aspect in particular that gels with our endeavours to produce perfect technology for professional photographers. We are convinced that this collaboration is a perfect fit, which is why we are happy to be on board.”

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Background information on the Felix Schoeller Group

Founded in 1895, the Felix Schoeller Group is a family business with worldwide operations producing specialty papers. With around 2,340 employees, the renowned Osnabrück-based company produced and marketed almost 310,000 tonnes of specialty papers in 2014 and posted a total turnover of appr. 720 million euros. The Felix Schoeller Group develops, produces and markets specialty papers for photographic applications, digital printing systems, the packaging market, self-adhesive applications and for the furniture, wood-based products and wallpaper industry.

In addition to its Osnabrück main site and headquarters, the Felix Schoeller Group has four other production facilities in Germany - in Weissenborn and Penig in Saxony, in Titisee-Neustadt (Baden-Württemberg) and in Günzach (Bavaria). It also has production facilities in the USA and Canada and is involved in a joint venture in the Russian Federation. It has sales & service centres in Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow and Prague.

The Felix Schoeller Group exemplifies uncompromising quality, unique flexibility and true partnership. The result: Best Performing Papers. Worldwide. Since July 2013 the Felix Schoeller Group has been the official premium paper partner of the German Olympic team.


Background information on Phase One:

Phase One is the world’s leading manufacturer of open-platform medium-format camera systems and solutions. Phase One’s medium-format cameras, digital backs and lenses are developed with the specific aim of delivering the best possible image quality under the hard conditions photographers face in their daily work. Phase One’s powerful innovative drive ensures that any investment in its cutting-edge technology is certain to hold its value over the long-term. For many photographers of international renown, working with Phase One systems means being able to rely on professional technology of the very highest calibre. As well as camera technology, Phase One’s Capture One software offers optimised capture and post-production workflow. Professional photographers can capitalise on Phase One’s combination of camera system and software to achieve their creative vision. Founded in 1993, Phase One is an employee-owned company. It is headquartered in Copenhagen and has offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Cologne and Hong Kong.


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The Felix Schoeller Photo Award is one of the richest photography competitions in the German-speaking world. It honours work that demonstrates a love of photography and the highest standards of image quality. As a manufacturer of specialty papers for the largest possible prints, we are seeking to honour and support photographers who share our passion for uncompromisingly good photos. The Felix Schoeller Photo Award will be awarded every two years. Anyone who loves, and is professionally involved with, photography or contemporary photographic design is warmly invited to take part in this competition: national and international professional photographers, photographic designers and photographic artists, and emerging photographic talent, i.e. photographers enrolled on a degree course, a professional training or internship. The only thing that counts is the photograph. Our aims are to offer all entrants the opportunity to present their work to an international audience and give awards to promote outstanding work. We would also like to discover promising new talent, and have set up a separate Emerging Photographer Award to support young people’s progress towards a career in photography.