1972 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

Wolfgang Peter Geller

For Hamburger Abendblatt

29 December, 1971

Baltersweiler, Germany. During negotiations between the police and a group of criminals, that had been on the run, police superintendent Julius Gross suddenly shoots gang leader Kurt Vicenik. The gang had disappeared after a bank robbery in Cologne and re-emerged near Saarbrücken with a hostage. After a chase, the police caught up with the robbers at Baltersweiler.

About the photographer

Wolfgang Peter Geller

The German photographer Wolfgang Peter Geller (Hamburg 1945), went to law school after graduating from high school. He taught himself photography. Between 1968 and 1970, he worke...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/125 s

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