Opening OSTKREUZ To the West at C/O Berlin

It can be quite cozy at the Bahnhof Zoo station, we realized when we opened our Exhibition "OSTKREUZ To the West" at C/O Berlin.
Thanks to everyone who was there, see you next time!

"OSTKREUZ To the west. A new perspective on Charlottenburg"
Opening: 19 September, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 20 September - 24 November 2013

C/O Berlin · Amerika Haus
Hardenbergstraße 22-24, 10623 Berlin
Daily 0.00 - 24.00
admission free

OSTKREUZ Panel · 5th Photo festival in Mannheim

Almost a year ago, we opened our OSTKREUZ group exhibition "On Borders" at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Our colleagues from Magnum will deal with the same subject at the photo festival in Mannheim Ludwigshafen. We look forward to it.
In a panel discussion, Sibylle Fendt, Annette Hauschild and Heinrich Völkel will speak about their own experiences with borders and the daily routine in a photographer's agency.

5th Photo festival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg
14th September - 10th November 2013

"What does it mean to be a photographer of OSTKREUZ"
23rd September 2013, 5.00 pm
zeitraumexit e.V., Hafenstrasse 68, 68159 Mannheim (Kiosk room)

New OSTKREUZ-Exhibition at C/O Berlin

Reunion in the west. Three years after "The City", C/O Berlin shows another OSTKREUZ exhibition, open air at the new location at the Amerika Haus. In "To the West" 13 OSTKREUZ-photographers explore one of the most interesting urban zones in Germany: the area around the Zoo station in Berlin-Charlottenburg. They show the changes that are currently underway and deal with myths and legends about the zoo area. They expose the contrasts that characterize the neighborhood and they portray its people, residents and visitors, strollers and Charlottenburg veterans.

"OSTKREUZ To the west. A new perspective on Charlottenburg"
Opening: 19 September, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 20 September - 24 November 2013

C/O Berlin · Amerika Haus
Hardenbergstraße 22-24, 10623 Berlin
Daily 0.00 - 24.00
admission free

Julian Röder · Lotto Kunstpreis 2013

On September 12th, 2013, Lotto Brandenburg gives out the Kunstpreis Fotografie to OSTKREUZ member Julian Röder. He will be awarded for his series "Mission and Task" which documents the measures taken by the European Union to protect its borders. Core subject of the work is the increasing alienation of this task due to substitution of men through surveillance technology. Julian Röder shows the officers of the Frontex Agency as part of a highly technological security machine.

The Kunstpreis Fotografie is given out once per year by Lotto Brandenburg. This year, Julian Röder and Ingar Krauss share the 10.000 Euro that come with the award. At the official ceremony on september 12th will be speaking: Ute Mahler, C/O Berlin curator Felix Hoffmann and the literary critic Dr. Tilman Krause. The awarded works will be exhibited in the "Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte" in Potsdam.

Kunstpreis Literatur Fotografie
Preisverleihung und Vernissage: 12. September 2013, 19.00 Uhr
Ausstellung: 13. - 29. September 2013

Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte
Am Neuen Markt 9, 14467 Potsdam

OSTKREUZ in Perpignan

Every year in September OSTKREUZ travels south, to "Visa pour l'Image", the international festival of photojournalism. This year's team for Perpignan: photographers Anne Schoenharting and Maurice Weiss with Betty Fink and Christian Pankratz from the OSTKREUZ office. They will be there from Thursday 5 to Saturday 9 september. If you want to meet up with them send an email to b.fink(at)

Visa pour l'Image
Festival International du Photojournalisme
31. August bis 15. September 2013


Bored in Hanoi? Our collective exhibition THE CITY. BECOMING AND DECAYING. opens at the Museum of Fine Arts Vietnam and the Goethe-Institut Hanoi. Our photographers Ute Mahler and Joerg Brueggemann will give lectures about the exhibition and conduct a workshop.

Opening: 28 August 2013, 6.30 pm with an introduction by Joerg Brueggemann
Exhibition: 29 August – 14 September 2013

Museum of Fine Arts Vietnam und Goethe-Institut Hanoi
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc / 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc

OSTKREUZ · Visual Leader Exhibition 2013

2013 the Visual Leader exhibition opens a couple of weeks before the presentation of the Lead Awards. 200 works from the creative and media scene, of which the best will be awarded on 13 September at the Deichtorhallen. OSTKREUZ will be represented by Werner and Ute Mahler and their Mona Lisas and by Tobias Kruse with his bus station in Tel Aviv.

Visual Leader 2013
Opening 26 July 2013, 7.00 Uhr pm
Exhibition: 27 July - 13 October 2013

Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen
Deichtorstraße 1-2, Hamburg
Tue - Sun, 11.00 am - 6.00 pm
© Tobias Kruse/OSTKREUZ

Harald Hauswald · Solo Exhibition in Dresden

Almost exactly two years ago, the Leonhardi Museum in Dresden showed a large Sibylle Bergemann survey exhibition. Now Harald Hauswald's GDR work will be presented in the halls of the former water mill. The exhibition includes icons such as the 1 May flag bearers.

Harald Hauswald
„Erinnerung ausgegraben | Fotografien 1976–1990“
Exhibition: 6 Juli - 22 September 2013

Leonhardi-Museum Dresden
Grundstraße 26, 01326 Dresden
Tue-Fri 2.00 - 6.00 pm, Sa/So 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

Harald Hauswald · Lectureship in Weißensee

From friday on, Harald Hauswald will be teaching a class at the Kunsthochschule Weissensee. This time, his students will be hunting shadows with their camera, a subject, that plays an important role in Harald's own photography.

OSTKREUZ Joint Exhibition in Dresden

In our newest group project, the OSTKREUZ photographers tell stories about borders. In 17 individual positions they explore territorial, social and ethical boundaries - in Berlin, around the world and on their own body.
Our exhibition is spending the summer in Dresden. On 16 May „On Borders" opens at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum with a speech given by Matthias Flügge. 

"On Borders"

Opening: 16 May 2013, 7.00 pm

Exhibition: 17 May - 11 August 2013

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
Lingnerplatz 1, Dresden

Tue - Sun 10 am - 6 pm Anne Schönharting/OSTKREUZ

Ute Mahler · Exhibition in Halle an der Saale

Ute Mahler had an crucial impact on fashion photography in the former GDR. In Halle a broad collection of her images can be seen vis-à-vis Rudolf Schäfer's fashion photographs and portraits.
"Moment-Aufnahmen. Portait- und Modefotografie in der DDR"
Opening: 3 May 2013, 8pm
Exhibition: 4 May - 9 June 2013

Kunstverein "Talstraße"
Talstraße 23, 06120 Halle
Tue - Fri 2pm - 7pm, Sat & Sun 2pm - 5pm

Harald Hauswald · Exhibition in Berlin

The memorial of the Berlin Wall is being slightly disrupted by advancing dredgers, but now vivid photographs dealing with the life behind the wall can be seen only a few feet away. The East Side Hotel shows Harald Hauswald's GDR photographs. The opening is also an opportunity to say "Happy Birthday" to him.

"Harald Hauswald - Pictures behind the Wall"
Opening: 3 May 2013, 8pm
Exhibition: 4 May - Summer 2013

Mühlenstrasse 6, 10243 Berlin

Sibylle Bergemann · Ausstellung in Berlin

Joerg Brueggemann & Heinrich Voelkel · Exhibition in Berlin

50 pictures, 50 photographers, one city. In the coming exhibition, the Photo Gallery "pavlov's dog" paints a picture of Berlin. Heinrich Voelkel and Joerg Brueggemann join in.

„BER- Bilder“
Opening: 11 April 2013, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 12 April - 18. May 2013

pavlov’s dog
raum für fotografie
Bergstrasse 19, 10115 Berlin
Thu - Sat 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Harald Hauswald · Book in Colour

When you think of Harald Hauswald pictures, you mostly think in black and white. The extent of his color archive surprised Harald himself when he sighted images of the late GDR. He found so many colored treasures that now the first Harald Harald Hauswald book in color has been published by Lehmstedt Verlag.

Harald Hauswald: "Ferner Osten. Die letzten Jahre der DDR - Fotografien 1986-1990"
Lehmstedt Verlag

Sibylle Bergemann · Exhibition in Trier

He has one of the most widely recognized faces in the world. Portraits of Karl Marx' bearded head have been swarming art, culture and advertising since one and a half centuries. An exhibition at Marx hometown Trier now brings together the most important images. Including one, in which the famous beard is obscured by a cloud: Sibylle Bergemann's Marx-Engels monument in front of the sculptor's workshop.

"Ikone Karl Marx. Kultbilder und Bilderkult"
Exhibition: 17 March - 18 October 2013

Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier
Simeonstr. 60, Trier
Tue - Sun 10am - 17pm

Sibylle Bergemann · Group exhibition in Berlin

[Translate to English:] © Sibylle Bergemann/OSTKREUZ

Three is not necessarily the first number that comes to mind when one thinks of portraits. Trios give very charming photo opportunities though, as shows an exhibition in Berlin. It features portraits of three by Henri Cartier-Bresson, August Sander or Lee Friedlander and also by Sibylle Bergemann.

Opening: 28 February, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 29 February - April 2013

Niebuhrstr. 78, 10629 Berlin
Wed-Fri 2.00 - 7.00 pm, Sat 11.00 am - 4.00 pm

Pepa Hristova · Exhibition in Magdeburg

[Translate to English:] © Pepa Hristova/OSTKREUZ

The Kunstmuseum Magdeburg shows Pepa Hristovas series "Sworn Virgins" on northern Albanian men-women. The work has been awarded the Otto Steinert Award of excellent German Photographic Society. It is now also published as a book by Kehrer Verlag and as a Collector's Edition with two Prints.
„Pepa Hristova. Sworn Virgins“
Opening: 27 February, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 28 February - 26 May 2013

Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen
Regierungsstraße 4-6, 39104 Magdeburg
Tue - Sun 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

Pepa Hristova · Sworn Virgins book and edition

[Translate to English:] © Pepa Hristova

In northern Albania, families who have lost their male patriarch can name a woman from the family to take his place. She vows to keep her virginity forever and starts dressing, working and living like a man. Over the years, she merges so much with her role that she is outside the family no longer recognized as a woman.

Pepa Hristova visited the last men-women in Europe. Her series Sworn Virgins is now published as a book by Kehrer Verlag, edited by F. C. Gundlach. The collectors edition contains, in addition to the book, two prints.

OSTKREUZ · · Latitudes Festival Spain

[Translate to English:] © Jörg Brüggemann/OSTZKREUZ

Right in the turmoil of the Arab revolutions, Joerg Brueggemann, Tobias Kruse and Maurice Weiss ventured to North Africa. What they have seen, they now show in an exhibition at the Latitudes Festival in Spain.

Latitudes: Festival Internacional de Fotografía
"Tres países – tres miradas. Egipto, Túnez, Libia."

Exhibition: 21 February - 31 March
Casa Colon
Plaza del Punto, Huelva, Spain