Michelle Sijia Ma - A hundred stories

Platz 6, 2022:

Michelle Sijia Ma – A hundred stories

Literaturquelle: Cao Xueqin – Dream of the Red Chamber

Photography and literature 2024

An international photography competition dealing with the challenge of literature.

We read – we read a lot, and often. – Words, texts, writings.
But what about the language of images? – An image can say more than a thousand words.

„… literature is one-eyed. The laughing eye is missing“ (Erich Kästner)

This competition is aimed at photographers, and is for works inspired by specific works of literature. The choice of literary form (poetry, prose, drama etc.) is open. Only one entry per person will be accepted. The entry shall not exceed 9 MB.

10 winners will be chosen by the jury Gabriele Rothemann, Bernd Stiegler, Eva Asaad.

The selected winners will be shown during the TDDL (June 26th to 30th 2024) in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee.


Submission Deadline: May 16th 2024

The result will be announced on june 5th 2024.




The main prizes are

800€ for First Place,
500€ for Second Place,
and 300€ for Third Place,

sponsored by KELAG.