C/O Berlin, International Forum for Visual Dialogues presented the project Close Up! in cooperation with the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. From February 9 to 19, 2012, 18 young photographers received the opportunity to experience working as professional photojournalists at the Berlinale.
The works submitted by the participants were judged by a specialist jury on Sunday, 19 February, 2012. Dieter Kosslick, patron of the 'Close Up!' project, presented the winner Jasmin Kokkola a set of professional Canon photographic equipment and opened the exhibition. Christoph Soeder and Dierk Saathoff were the second and third prize winners.
Theresa Becherer, Magdalena Johanna Bichler, Thomas Georg Blank, Jennifer Bulla, Danilo Hafer, Charly Hall, Claudia Hettwer, Tim Kaun, Maj Jasmin Kokkola, Lukas Severin Kreibig, Federica Loi, Sophia Lorenz, Lisa Morgenstern, Lisa Paland, Oana Popa, Svea Lisa Pöstges, Dierk Saathoff and Christoph Soeder.
The jury was made up of Ann-Christin Bertrand, C/O Berlin, Matthias Struch, Filmmuseum Potsdam, Marcel Heß, Canon Deutschland, Benedikt Neuenfels, cameraman und lecturer, Stefanie Dörre, Tip Berlin, Tibor Bogun, Die Zeit Online, und Ulla Dahmen, Der Tagesspiegel.