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Manfred Lang / Gerhard Sokol

Gold Medal of Honour for Prof. Hubmann and Peter Coeln

The Photgraphic Society (PhG), founded in Vienna in 1861, awarded their gold medal of honour to Prof. Franz Hubmann and Peter Coeln on the 3rd of June 2003.

Prof. Hubamnn’s impressive oeuvre and his numerous photo books and Peter Coeln’s service to photography through his contribution to the creation of a “in the meantime international location for photography” were the occasion for the presentation ceremony.

Anselm F. Wunderer, president of the PhG, handed over the prestigious awards in the Albertina during the exhibition “The Eye and the Apparatus.” Dr. Monika Faber informed the guest about the process of making the show and its content.

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A.F. Wunderer presents the medal to Prof. Franz Hubmann
and Peter Coeln

Prof. Franz Hubmann “the incorruptible chronicler of the essential and the supposedly inessential.”

Guests at the ceremony going round the “The Eye and the Apparatus”
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