First prize in this year’s highly prestigious photography competition, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012, will go to U.S.photographer Frank Hallam Day. For his award-winning portfolio, entitled ‘Alumascapes,’ he will receive a Leica M9-P camera and a lens worth approximately €10,000, as well as a cash prize of €5,000. The second winner in the competition is Piotr Zbierski from Poland. His portfolio, ‘Pass by Me,’ will be bestowed the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2012’ and a Leica M9-P with lens. The prizes will be presented on July 3, 2012 at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie photographic festival in Arles, in the south of France.