Julian Roeder · Exhibition in Berlin

© Julian Roeder

In the old days, little boys used to play with toy soldiers. Today, the US Army and ISIS are recruiting via video games and the gaming industry is hiring ex-militaries as consultants. War does not only inspire horror, but also a certain fascination, especially in young men.
The Bethanien dedicates its latest exhibition to the aesthetics of weapons and the gamification of war. It features Julian Röder who worked on governmental violence for years.

"Boys and Their Toys
Exhibition: 7 March - 26 April 2015

Art Space Kreuzberg / Bethanien
Mariannen Platz 2, 10997 Berlin

Maurice Weiss/Ute & Werner Mahler · Exhibition in Lebanon

[Translate to English:] © Ute & Werner Mahler/OSTKREUZ

A city with B, six letters, marked by decades of political division.
Clear case, Beirut!
Still, you might as well think of another city. And so the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts is now presenting OSTKREUZ photographs on the fall of the Berlin Wall. Maurice Weiss shows the Upheavals after November 9, 1989. Werner and Ute Mahler traveled along the former Iron Curtain, "where the world was to end".

"Berlin-Upheavals / Berlin-Where the World was to End"
Exhibition: 16 - 21 March 2015

Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts
Salle Polyvalente - Sin el Fil
Beirut, Libanaon

Sibylle Bergemann in New York

[Translate to English:] © Sibylle Bergemann

It is her first solo exhibition in New York and we are sure it would have made her happy. The gallery Osmos in the East Village shows Sibylle Bergemann vintage prints from the 70s and 80s. Among them are fashion photographs for the east German magazine Sibylle as well as her probably most famous series The Monument.

"Sibylle Bergemann"
Exhibition: 3 March - 18  April 2015
Gallery Talk with Anna-Christina Hartmann: 7 April 2015, 7pm

50 E 1st Street
New York

Harald Hauswald · Nuit de la photo

© Harald Hauswald/OSTKREUZ

Harald Hauswald photographed artists, punks and dissidents in the GDR moving, about on the edge of the republic. A quarter-century later, he is a guest at the alledgedly highest photo festival in the world. The "Nuit de la photo" shows his images at the top of the Swiss mountains.

Nuit de la photo: 14 February 2015

La Chaux-de-Fonds

OSTKREUZ at the Brandenburg Parliament

© Stephanie Steinkopf/OSTKREUZ

For a whole year, photographs from the collection of the Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus will be on show at the Landtag Brandenburg. The exhibition brings together Brandenburg everyday scenes from the last 50 years. OSTKREUZ is represented with four names: Stephanie Steinkopf, Sibylle Bergemann and Werner and Ute Mahler.

"Spuren (des Alltags)"
Exhibition: 21 January  - 14. December 2015

Landtag Brandenburg
Alter Markt 1, Potsdam

Espen Eichhöfer - Freedom of Art

Aiming to save street photography in Germany Espen Eichhöfer set up a crowdfunding campaign called „Streetphotography now“. He says:

 „I want to find out if street photography in an artistic context is legally secured in Germany. The judicial conditions for street photographers are vague and need a sharp definition.A passerby I photographed as she was crossing the street is suing me in the second instance. In the first instance the court of Berlin considered the claim for damages sustained on account of pain and suffering unfounded. However, the court adjudicated that I invaded her privacy. Both the complainant and I appealed the conviction.

 In doing so I intend to obtain a landmark decision in order to create a clear legal situation for all artists in the future.“



Ute Mahler · Best of 2014

The New Yorker selects Ute Mahler's "Zusammenleben" under the "Fourteen photo books of 2014".
Quite the opinion of DIE ZEIT, for whom the book is part of the best of 2014: "Happy couples, defiant teens, skeptical children - the black and white photographs document with all seriousness the ease of everyday life and the happiness of people on the street, in the garden or next door. "

Harald Hauswald · Preis zum Jubiläum

Die Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung zeichnet im Rahmen des Wettbewerbes „25 Jahre Mauerfall: Geschichte erinnern - Gegenwart gestalten“ 25 Menschen, Organisationen und Projekte der historisch-politischen Bildung aus, die sich in besonderer Weise um die Vermittlung des Jahres 1989 verdient gemacht haben.

Wir freuen uns mit Harald Hauswald zu seinem Preis in der Kategorie Person!

Er ist damit der einzige Fotograf unter den 25 Preisträger.


OSTKREUZ · Magazine Release and Panel

[Translate to English:] © Jörg Brüggemann

The French magazine "The Eyes" dedicates its next edition to Berlin and publishes an OSTKREUZ special with a text by Matthias Harder. The magazine is presented at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, followed by a panel with among others Maurice Weiss, Marc Beckmann and the curator of the European Month of Photography.

The Eyes Magazine release: 17 October 2014, 6.00 pm
6:30: Panel: Imagine Europe: how photography can make Europe move forward?


Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin

"The City. Becoming and Decaying" in Malaysia

Our OSTKREUZ exhibition travels across Asia. On its worldtour with the Goethe-Institute "The City" has just reached Kuala Lumpur. In December it will be opened by Werner and Ute Mahler in Bangkok.

"The City. Becoming and Decaying"
Exhibition: 23 September - 02 November 2014

Level 3, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur


Ute and Werner Mahler · Exhibition in Berlin

© Maik Reichert

"The strange days" is the latest work of Ute and Werner Mahler. "For us it was about finding the unexpected," they say. "We noticed that we have encountered over the years images, whose mystery could not be solved". In the context of the European Month of Photography the series will be presented for the first time in Berlin.

"Ute and Werner Mahler I The strange days"
Opening: 10 October, 2014, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 11 October to 22 November 2014

Kleine Hamburger Strasse 2, 10115 Berlin


OSTKREUZ · The Movie

© Maik Reichert

For years, the filmmaker Maik Reichert has accompanied our photographers, to the German Government, through Eastern Europe, and up to South Korea. He thus created an intimate portrait of our agency which tells a lot about the people OSTKREUZ consists of. We are proud and excited and looking forward to the television premiere on Sunday on ARTE. Thereafter, the film will be available for a week on "arte + 7" .

"OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen"
A film by Maik Reichert, Narrator: Anna Thalbach
TV Premiere: 5 October 2014, 5.35 pm on ARTE

Julian Röder · Ellen-Auerbach-Scholarship 2014

Julian Roeder · Ellen-Auerbach Scholarship 2014

Every two years, the German Academy of the Arts awards a grant of 20,000 euros to international young photographers, which is funded from the estate of photographer Ellen Auerbach. 2014, our photographer Julian Roeder was selected, we are pleased with him!

The jury writes: "Julian Roeder is in his visual approach and composition an excellent photographer. He also brings new social developments to our minds, be it the images of our computer world or the changes in cities like Lagos. Julian Roeder deals with these important topics in a cool photographic style "

"Ellen Auerbach Scholarship 2014"
Ceremony: 19 November 2014, 20.00 am, free admission
with Nele Hertling, Barbara Klemm and Matthias Flügge

Academy of the Arts
Hanseatenweg 10, Berlin-Tiergarten


OSTKREUZ on screen

Over 5 years, the filmmaker Maik Reichert accompanied the  OSTKREUZ agency and documented sensitively the work of an extraordinary photographer community in good and bad days.

On 05 October 2014, the film will have its television premiere on ARTE and then still be a week in the station's library "arte + 7" available online. Who wants to be very early in the process has the option on 3 October to celebrate with us the movie in KINO BABYLON in Mitte.

Here again the dates :

"OSTKREUZ - Agency of the photographer"
  on ARTE and ARTE France:
Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 17.35 clock
(And after a week online from arte + 7.)


"OSTKREUZ at Kino Babylon Mitte"
Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 15.00 clock
KINO BABYLON, Berlin Mitte


As an appetizer  two small films about OSTKREUZ by Maik Reichert and Stephan Cleef can be seen already  on ARTE CREATIVE from October 1st,2014 as part of the "25 years fall of the wall" programm.  

Sibylle Fendt · Exhibition in Bielefeld

© Sibylle Fensdt/OSTKREUZ

Bielefeld celebrates its 800th birthday this year. The city had an important influence on the German art scene, especially in the last 100 years. Alongside the likes of Kraftwerk or Beuys Bielefeld has spawned or influenced many interesting photographers. The Bielefeld School is known for her interdisciplinary, context-oriented and dialogic works.
At the agency, we  have a representative of the Bielefeld School in our ranks. Sibylle Fendt shows her work "Dear Mrs. K." in a group exhbition

"The Bielefeld School"
Opening: September 7, 2014, 11.30 am
Exhibition: 7 September - 7 December 2014

Alte Stadtbibliothek
Wilhelmstraße 3, 33602 Bielefeld


Heinrich Völkel · Exhibition in Perpignan

During the Photofestival "Visa pour l`Image 2014" in Perpignan Heinrich Völkel´s series "The Terrible City" is shown as part of the group exhibition "El Haal".

On wednesday Sept. 4th and thursday Sept. 5th at 11pm the work of Heinrich Völkel and Tobias Kruse, alongside many others can be seen in the screenings.

Exhibition: September 3rd - September 7th 2014
Official opening: September 5th, 5.30pm
Screening: September 5th at 11pm
20 Rue Llucia, Perpignan


Screening: September 4th at 11pm
Café l´ubu, Place Rigaud, Perpignan

Julian Röder · Group Exhibition in New York

Julian Roeders project „Misson and Task“ will be shown at the „Watching You, Watching Me“ exhibition, as part of the „Moving Walls“ project from November 4th 2014 until May 8th 2015 at the Open Society office in New York.
„Watching You, Watching Me“ shows how nine documentary photographers explore the impact of surveillance on civil liberties, human rights, and basic freedoms.

„Moving Walls - Watching You, Watching Me“
Exhibition:November 4 2104 - May 8 2015

Open Society Office
224 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019, USA

Roeder / Capa · Exhibition at Kunsthalle Erfurt

“CC - Classic Contemporary“ is the title of a exhibition series of the “Kunsthalle Erfurt“, that presents a double exhibition of works by the OSTKREUZ photographer Julian Roeder and MAGNUM co-founder Robert Capa. Focus of the exhibition is the “socio-political processes of change” that both photographers have been documenting in their own style.

Julian Roeder / Robert Capa
Opening: July 14, 7 pm
Exhibition: July 18 - September 28 2014

Kunsthalle Erfurt
im Haus zum Roten Ochsen
Fischmarkt 7, 99084 Erfurt

Sibylle Bergemann · Solo exhibition in Stuttgart

For years now, the ifa presents the Sibylle Bergemann "photographs" all over the world. Now the traveling exhibition goes on home leave. It is shown for a month at the ifa gallery in Stuttgart before moving on to Tehran.

"Sibylle Bergemann. Photographs"
Opening: 26 June 26 2014 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 27 June - 27 July 2014

ifa-Galerie Stuttgart
Charlottenplatz 17, 70173 Stuttgart

Pepa Hristova · Solo and Group Exhibition in Brussels

[Translate to English:] © Pepa Hristova/OSTKREUZ