1966 Photokina-Obelisk. For the contribution to the exhibition “Photography between science and art,” Photokina-Exhibtions, Cologne.
1992 Awarded the George Eastman Gold Medal of Kodak AG, Stuttgart “for special merit in photography.” Laudation Prof. Dr. J. A. Schmoll gen. Eisenwerth, in Bulletin, Communications of the photographic academy GDL, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, No. 8, 1992, p. 4-6.
1996 Awarded the David-Octavius-Hill-Medal of the German Photographic Academy (DFA), combined with the art award of the Stadt Leinfelden-Echterdingen “in appreciation of his complete works as a photographer, author, exhibition curator and teacher in addition to his excellence in the Germany Photographic Academy.” Laudation Dr. Claudia Gabriele Philipp, in Bulletin, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, No. 13, 1997, p. 32-34.
2003 Stuttgarter Photobook Prize 2003 as editor of the book The Art of Abstract Photography, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart/New York, 2002.
2014 Culture Prize of the German Society of Photography (DGPh) “as artist, curator and agent of Photography for over 50 years.” Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, March 2014. Laudation: Prof. Dr. Bernd Stiegler, in Bernd Stiegler, Photographische Portraits, Paderborn, 2015, p. 109-127