Since 2012 the Luxembourg based law firm Arendt & Medernach with offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow and New York has been supporting our association. It considerably contributed to develop a taste for photography and contemporary art in general.

The law firm Arendt & Medernach awards every every second year one visual artist who is part of the common exhibitions that the network is curating throughout Europe.

For Arendt & Medernach, contemporary art is a passion. Since a number of years, the firm is engaged in the art of photography by exhibiting artists from all over the world in its premises situated in Kirchberg, Luxembourg. Works of well-known artists such as David La Chapelle, Beat Streuli, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Candida Höfer, Günther Förg and Valérie Belin were exhibited along with works of young talents. Progressively, Arendt & Medernach built up its own art collection, representative of the main currents in contemporary photography.
True to its passion, Arendt & Medernach wishes to encourage open-mindedness, diversity and the sharing of emotions. It is thus a great pleasure for Arendt & Medernach to be affiliated with the “European Month of Photography”.

The five artists selected display a deep interest in the complexities of the relationship between Man and nature, each one reconsidering in his or her own way the modes of representation and fictions related to nature and landscape.
Vanja Bucan’s photographs plunge the viewer into a dreamlike, phantasmagorical universe with curiously arranged ecosystems. Inka&Niclas presents disturbed visions of landscapes that are both strange and sublime, while Danila Tkachenko’s photographs of ruined Russian rural villages bear witness to an historical era that has vanished. Anastasia Mityukova’s and Maria-Magdalena Ianchis’ representations of Greenland’s icebergs and icescapes employ different forms of mental and real imagery to create installations of archives and memory which attempt to embody the “stigmata” of the Anthropocene and to fill the void left by photography’s failure to represent the complexity of nature.

EMoP jury members included Paul di Felice (president / Luxb)), Bettina Leidl (vice-president / Vienna) and committee members Emmanuelle Halkin (Paris), Verena Kaspar- Eisert (Vienna) and Rui Prata (Lisbon).

The winner of the 2019 edition is Weronika Gesicka.
The nominees for the 2019 Arendt & Medernach European Month of Photography award are: Carina Brandes (Germany), Matthieu Gafsou (Switzerland), Weronika Gesicka (Poland) Alix Marie (France), SMITH (France).


Arendt emop award 2017, photo shows emop partners, and winner Samuel Gratacap.

Shortlisted for the 2017 Arendt Month of photography award were:

Samuel Gratacap, Jure Kastelic, Aida Silvestri, Daniel Mayrit, Panos Tsagaris


The price ceremony was held on April 26th at the Arendt & Medernach premises / headquearters in Luxembourg-Kirchberg.

Tatiana Lecomte, Bergen Belsen

The winner 2015 is Tatiana Lecomte: she will receive the “European Month of photography award”, an amount of 5,000 EUR. Her works together with the works of the other artists from the shortlist will be exhibited in the exhibition space of Arendt & Medernach’s headquarters in Luxembourg from April 22nd 2015 until September 13th.

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Arendt Award 2015

The Jury of the “European Month of photography award 2015 ” consisted of Miha Colner (Ljubljana), Paul di Felice (Luxembourg), Gabriella Uhl (Budapest) and Frank Wagner (Berlin). Names of the preselected artists are : Marcell Esterházy, Tatiana Lecomte, Andreas Muehe, Borut Peterlin and Lina Scheynius. These 5 artists have been selected among the emerging artists of the exhibition project “Memory Lab – Photography Challenges History” curated by the eight partner cities of the “European Month of Photography“: Athens, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris and Vienna.