1973 Photo Contest, Portraits, 1st prize

Peter Meissner

Gruppe Jugendfoto

01 January, 1972

A young couple watches the motor cycle races at the Bernauer Schleife near Berlin on a stormy day during the spring of 1972.

In his letter to World Press Photo in March 1973 he wrote about the picture saying that he had been struck by the sight of this couple, unknown to him, by the open face of the boy and his arm around the girl's shoulder as if he wanted to protect something very valuable to him.  

About the photographer

Peter Meissner

Peter Meissner (1944) studied photography at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig between 1968 and 1972. In 1969, he started working for DDR-Fernsehen and became a ...

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