Julian Roeder · Exhibition at the Kunst-Werke

© Julian Roeder/OSTKREUZ

The face of violence has changed. It is now possible to kill without direct physical confrontation, without endangering one's own life. How does this affect emotions like killing inhibition, overreaction, sympathy or hatred? And what is the long-term impact of the use of weapons on the human psyche?

An exhibition at the Kunstwerke deals with these questions, featuring artists like Marina Abramovic, Julius von Bismarck or OSTKREUZ photographer Julian Roeder.

"Fire and Forget. ON VIOLENCE"
Exhibition: 14 June - 30 August 2015

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
August 69, 10117 Berlin

Harald Hauswald · Exhibition in Berlin & Award

[Translate to English:] © Harald Hauswald/OSTKREUZ

From 1981 to 1990, Harald Hauswald was the photographer of the deaconal Stephanus Foundation. He captured every day life in its institutions, the lives of the elderly, or the children and adults with disabilities. A few months ago, the Foundation gave us 500 films, all unpublished. We turned this into an exhibition.
For work such as this Harald Hauswald has just been nominated for the German Prize for Civic Engagement, which will be awarded in December.

"Rückkehr in eine andere Zeit"
Exhibition: June 27 - Autumn 2015

Friedenskirche the Stephanus Foundation
Albertinen Straße 20, 13086 Berlin

Stephanie Steinkopf · Lotto Brandenburg Art Prize 2015

© Stephanie Steinkopf/OSTKREUZ

Our photographer Stephanie Steinkopf is awarded the Art Prize of Lotto Brandenburg. Congratulations!
The Jury says: Stephanie Steinkopf photographs give the protagonists and their life circumstances that take place beyond the mass media attention and common socio-political interests a visibility, on the other hand they keep a respectful distance.
Her work "Vogelfrei" will be on show at the Landtag Brandenburg until December 2015.

"Lotto Brandenburg Kunstpreis 2015"
Award ceremony and exhibition opening: 24 June 2015 7.00 pm

Landtag Brandeburg
Am Alten Markt 1, 14467 Potsdam

Marc Beckmann · Exhibition at C / O Berlin

© Marc Beckmann/OSTKREUZ

"Anniversaries" is a project that almost deserves its own anniversary. For over a decade, Marc Beckmann has been photographing anniversaries around the world, like the celebration of the Prague Spring, the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, or the commemoration of the September 11 attacks in New York.
Now C / O Berlin shows "Anniversaries" as an exhibition.

Time magazine presents the series in their Lightbox.

Opening: 19 June 2015, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 20 June  - 16 August, 2015

C / O Berlin
Hardenberg Straße 22-24, Berlin

Linn Schröder · Exhibition in Hamburg

© Linn Schröder/ OSTKREUZ

In the most modern house in Germany Linn Schröder shows a very timeless work. During the triennial of Photography, the Apartimentum hosts her latest work "Ich denke auch Familienbilder". In narrative pictures, she deals with the eternal themes of family and memories.

"Triennial of Photography"
Opening: 19 June 2015, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 20 - 28 June 2015

Mittelweg 169, 20148 Hamburg

Jörg Brüggemann · Exhibition in Walldorf

© Jorg Brueggemann/OSTKREUZ

Since James Watt's steam engine a lot has happened, we are now in in the middle of the 4th Industrial Revolution. The physical world blends with the digital world. The Entrepreneur Award 4.0 invited international photographers to present their views on the so-called industry 4.0. Results can now be seen at an exhibition in Baden-Württemberg, including Jörg Brüggemann's images of the Berlin start-up scene.

"Thinking Acting Reflecting 4.0"
Opening: April 23rd 19.00 clock
Exhibition April 24, 2015 - July 31, 2015

Dietmar-Hopp-Allee 20, 69190 Walldorf |

Linn Schröder, Ute Mahler, Jörg Brüggemann · Exhibition

© Linn Schröder/OSTKREUZ

Photographs have always been the record of a moment, but today, this moment can be shared almost in real time with people all around the world. At the Gallery Weekend, aff Gallery launches a new format that discusses the changing role of photography. In the first edition of Keep Your Eyes Peeled three OSTKREUZ photographers will be featured.

"Keep Your Eyes Peeled"
Opening: 1 May 1 2015 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 2 - 3 May 2015

aff gallery
Kochhannstr. 14, 10249 Berlin

Harald Hauswald · Solo Exhibition in Berlin

© Harald Hauswald/OSTKREUZ

In the GDR people also danced a lot, especially shortly before its end. During this time, Harald Hauswald documented the scene - in bars, concert halls and carnival parties. Just in time for the May dance, his series is shown in a gallery in Berlin.

"Harald Hauswald. Dance in May"
Opening: 28 April 2015
Exhibition: 29. April - 27. June 2015

Gallery of Modern Photography
Schröderstrasse 13, 10115 Berlin


Stephanie Steinkopf · Exhibition Deichtorhallen Hamburg

© Stephanie Steinkopf

From 1 April – 31 May 2015 twelve outstanding young European photographers will be presenting their photo essays on the topic »The New Social«. Involved one of our photographers Stephanie Steinkopf, with her new series VOGELFREI.



1. April − 31. May 2015
Deichtorstraße 1-2
20095 Hamburg


special event:

THE NEW SOCIAL: »Europe beyond focus«
Tue, 5. May 2015, 7 pm
With the photographers Stephanie Steinkopf, Paula Winkler, Kirill Golovchenko and Ingo Taubhorn
Moderation: Elisabeth Burchhardt
Location: KörberForum, Kehrwieder 12, 20457 Hamburg
entrance free, registration here www.koerberforum.de


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