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

Maurice Weiss · Book Launch in Berlin-Charlottenburg

For 25 years, Maurice Weiss was everywhere, where you would have liked to have been later. Now he shows us the most important snapshots of his career as a photographer in a book, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Arab Spring.

He presents "Facing Time" in a traditional bookshop in Charlottenburg, in discussion with Matthias Harder.

Maurice Weiss: "Facing Time"
Book Launch: June 12, 7.30 pm

Stadtbahnbogen 593, berlin
S-Savigny Platz

Julian Röder · F/Stop-Festival

[Translate to English:] © Julian Roeder/OSTKREUZ

The exhibitions homepage of the 6th F / Stop Festival flaunts a photo by Julian Roeder. A crowd storms an electronics shop overrunning the Security. This and other images from the series "Available for sale" are also on show in the main exhibition of the festival, which is themed "Get lucky" this year.

F/Stop 6. Festival für Fotografie Leipzig "Get Lucky"
Opening: 6 June 2014, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 7 June - 15 June 2014

Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei
Spinnereistr. 7, 04179 Leipzig

Annette Hauschild · Group exhibition in Regensburg

[Translate to English:] © Annette Hauschild/OSTKREUZ

What does "home" mean to people of a region that has experienced as many upheavels as Eastern Europe since the Second World War? An exhibition in Regensburg brings together works by 13 photographers who deal with transformation and and affiliation east of the Oder. Annette Hauschild shows pictures of her series "Hit the Road Jack", for which she visited Roma families in Kosovo, Hungary and Slovakia.

"Heimat? Osteuropa in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie"
Opening: 5 June 2014, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 6 June - 7 September 2014

Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg
Dr.-Johann-Maier-Straße 5, 93049 Regensburg

Ute and Werner Mahler · Exhibition in Hamburg

© Ute und Werner Mahler/OSTKREUZ

This spring is all about Werner and Ute Mahler. The Deichtorhallen still show their major retrospective, Kehrer has recently published the catalog and the next exhibit is already approaching. The Robert Morat Gallery presents their new joint work "Seltsame Tage" (Strange Days). After the "Mona Lisas" and "Where the world was to end" they were again behind the camera together and captured the bizarre on ordinary places.

"Ute und Werner Mahler | Die seltsamen Tage"
Opening: 23 May 2014, 6.00 pm
Exhibition: 24 May - 12 July 12 2014

Kleine Reichenstr. 1, 20457 Hamburg

Harald Hauswald · Single Exhibition in Berlin

© Harald Hauswald/OSTKREUZ

On 3 May Harald Hauswald celebrated his 60th birthday and the photo gallery Friedrichshain congratulates him with a large exhibition. The gallery, which was the first and most important East Berlin exhibition space for photography in GDR times, shows highlights from four decades of photographic work.

"Harald Hauswald Querbeet - Zum Sechzigsten"
Opening: 8 Mai 2014, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 9 Mai - 20 June 2014

Fotogalerie Friedrichshain
Helsingforder Platz 1, 10243 Berlin

OSTKREUZ · Panel on Gallery Weekend

© Ute Mahler/OSTKREUZ

Art book publisher Hatje Cantz and Isabelle du Moulin, initiator of the Berlin Gallery District create a large Pop Up Showroom at Bikinihaus in Berlin-Charlottenburg with paintings, sculpture, photography and performance.
Gallery Weekend will be celebrated here. On Saturday Ute Mahler and Anna-Christina Hartmann discuss with Nadine Barth and Simon Menner on current trends in the photo book. Then there is a book signing with Anthony James and Katja Eichinger and a big party in the showroom.

"Beautiful and bizarre. Trends in photo book"
Panel: 3 May 2014, 5.00 pm

Bikini Berlin
Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin

Ute Mahler · Book Release "Zusammenleben" in Berlin

© Ute Mahler/OSTKREUZ

Ute Mahler photographed the various ways in which people live together, everyday life and the most special moments in the GDR in the 1970s and 1980s. The series "Zusammenleben" (Living together) that she started 40 years ago will now be published as a book for the first time by Hatje Cantz.

We will celebrate, with pictures, music and talks at the Rote Salon, Volksbuehne Berlin. Jana Hoehl, as a child, one of the protagonists of the series, reads the introduction of the book by Sibylle Berg. The filmmaker Sabine Michel and Nadine Barth by Hatje Cantz speak with Ute Mahler about her work, the series "Zusammenleben" and the conditions of photography then and now.

Book Release "Zusammenleben"
22. April 2014, 20.00 pm
Roter Salon
Volksbuehne Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin
6,- Euro at the door, Order tickets --> www.volksbuehne-berlin.de

Thomas Meyer · Exhibition in Calcutta

© Ute Mahler/OSTKREUZ

For our "On Borders"-exhibition in 2012, Thomas Meyer portrayed the Bengali minority in Calcutta. People of different social classes, all of which come from the country that we call Bangladesh today. Now the images go back to where they originated. A gallery in Calcutta shows "Exile in Calcutta" in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute.

"Exile in in Calkutta"
Opening: 6. 30 pm, 10 April 2014
Exhibition: 11 April - 26 April 2014

Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre
36C S.P. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata


Media Award of the German Red Cross

© Maurice Weiss/OSTKREUZ

"Germany is a certificate country. You need certificates for everything here"says Andreas Läufer. And decides to no longer participate. Maurice Weiss photographed the dropout in 2013 for SZ magazine. The article has now been honored with the Media Award of the German Red Cross.


Ute and Werner Mahler · Retrospective in Hamburg

© Ute & Werner Mahler/OSTKREUZ

Als Jugendliche haben Werner und Ute Mahler gemeinsam beschlossen, Fotografen zu werden. Über 40 Jahre später werden sie von den Deichtorhallen mit einer großen Werkschau geehrt. Das Hamburger Museum zeigt aktuelle Bilder und Klassiker, Einzelarbeiten und Fotografie im Duo. Zu sehen ist auch erstmals ihre neue gemeinsame Arbeit "Die seltsamen Tage".

"Ute Mahler und Werner Mahler - Werkschau"
Eröffnung: 10. April 2014, 19.00 Uhr
Ausstellung: 11. April - 29. Juni 2014

Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Deichtorstraße 1-2, 20095 Hamburg

Maurice Weiss · Exhibition in Chad


An OSTKREUZ photographer with a solo exhibition in Chad, this is a first. Maurice Weiss exhibits images from the turnaround and the reunited Germany in N'Djamena. Funded by the German Embassy and the Institut Francais he also travels through the country for three weeks realizing a new photography project.

"Tomber les murs"
Eröffnung: 19. März 2014

Institut Français du Tchad
Avenue Mobutu, BP 1284
N'Djamena , Tschad