Ute and Werner Mahler - „Mona Lisas“ now a book!

Between city and countryside, between being a child and being a woman: for their project "Mona Lisas of the suburbs" Ute and Werner Mahler photographed girls in transition. They have selected thirty of these portraits for a book that can now be ordered in our OSTKREUZ-Store. © Ute and Werner Mahler/OSTKREUZ

To produce the body of work, the Mahlers spent three years traveling across Europe, meeting their "Mona Lisas" in Liverpool, Minsk, Florence, Reykjavik and Berlin. Going to the suburbs, they waited for girls that had something mysterious and timeless in their faces. They portrayed them in their own surroundings, between buildings and meadows, but with an equipment used mostly in old photo studios: a plate camera, a black cloth, a tripod and a stool with a head rest. The girls took a seat on this stool and hinted at a smile, just like the model in the famous Renaissance painting.

The first "Mona Lisas of the suburbs" were shown as part of the OSTKREUZ exhibition "The City. Becoming and Decaying". The book published by Meier and Mueller contains a new and expanded selection of photographs and a text by architect and author Wolfgang Kil. Its print run is limited to 500 copies. In addition, there will be an edition of 50 copies with an extra print, and a limited edition box of 30 copies.

Premiere - Sibylle Bergemann Film

Today Sibylle Bergemann would have turned 70. We still miss her so much. Sabine Michel filmed Sibylle during her last days. The long version of her portrait premiers today at Babylon Berlin. TAKE A PICTURE - Die Fotografin Sibylle Bergemann
Premiere: 29 August 2011, 08.15 pm
Babylon Mitte
Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, 10178 Berlin

Sibylle Bergemann - Exhibition in Berlin

On August 29, Sibylle Bergemann would have celebrated her 70th birthday. On this occasion a Berlin Gallery displays a selection of her Polaroids. Many of them have been taken in Sibylle's family environment and are showing very private motives.

„Sibylle Bergemann. Die Polaroids“
Opening: 26 August 2011, 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Exhibition: 27 August - 15 October 2011

Johanna Breede 
Fasanenstr. 69, 10719 Berlin
Tue-Fri 11.00 am - 6.00 pm, Sat 11.00 am - 4.00 pm

Sibylle Bergemann · Polaroids

For over 40 years Sibylle Bergemann took Polaroids. She was fascinated by the immediacy of the medium and the peculiar color of the images. An exhibition at C/O Berlin now presents 140 Polaroids throughout the whole of her artistic career. At the opening, the long version of Sabine Michel's film on Sibylle Bergemann will premier.
In addition, the book "Polaroids" by Sibylle Bergemann is published by Hatje Cantz Verlag.

"Sibylle Bergemann. Polaroids "
Opening: 01 July 2011, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 02 July - 04 September 2011

C/O Berlin at Postfuhramt
Oranienburgerstrasse 35/36, 10117 Berlin
daily 11.00 am- 8.00 pm

Harald Hauswald - Exhibition in Berlin

[Translate to English:] © Harald Hauswald/OSTKREUZ

Just two houses away from OSTKREUZ office, an exhibition of photographs by Harald Hauswald and Frieda von Wild is being held. Among the images by Hauswald, there will be several unpublished photos across the last three decades with, how Harald himself says: "a lot of architecture and few humans".

"Staedte - Raeume - Beobachtungen"
Opening: 25 June, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 26 June - 16 July 2011

Staatsgalerie Prenzlauer Berg
Greifswalder Str 218, 10405 Berlin
Tue-Sat 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Harald Hauswald film in Berlin

On 23 June, Harald Hauswald and director Joerg Herrmann will present the documentary "Zwischen Liebe und Zorn - Harald Hauswald, Fotograf" at the Brotfabrik in Berlin. The cinema will show the film for one week.

"Zwischen Liebe und Zorn - Harald Hauswald, Fotograf"
23 June - 29 June 2011, 8.00 pm

Kunst- und Kulturzentrum Brotfabrik
Caligariplatz, 13086 Berlin

Sibylle Bergemann - Exhibition in Dresden

[Translate to English:] © Sibylle Bergemann/OSTKREUZ

In August 2011 Sibylle Bergemann would have celebrated her 70th birthday. She still had been involved in the planning of the exhibition which the Leonhardi Museum Dresden holds on this occasion. A selection of her major works will be shown as well as several previously unpublished pictures, including some from Sibylle Bergemann's first work "windows". This work will now also be published in a book by Edition Braus.

"Sibylle Bergemann" 

Opening: 17 June 2011, 8.00 am
Exhibition: 18 June - 04 September 2011

Leonhardi Museum Dresden 

Grundstraße 26, 01326 Dresden
Tue-Fri 2.00 pm. - 6.00 pm, Sat/Sun 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

„The city“ until 19 June in Altenburg

Our group exhibition "The City. Becoming and Decaying" will stay at the Lindenau-Museum Altenburg only until 19 June 2011. It is the last chance to visit the exhibition in Germany before it will be displayed worldwide by the Goethe-Institute. On 18 June, in the course of the the Museum night Altenburg, several guided tours through the exhibition will be organised, among others by OSTKREUZ photographer Maurice Weiss.

Last month, Annette Hauschild, Dawin Meckel and Espen Eichhöfer went to Altenburg to hold a photo seminar with students on the theme of the exhibition, the becoming and decaying of cities.

"The City. Becoming and Decaying"
Exhibition: 13 March - 19 June 2011
Guided tour by Maurice Weiss: 18 June, 7.00 pm
Tue-Fri 12.00 am - 6.00 pm, Sat-Sun 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

Lindenau-Museum Altenburg
Gabelentz Strasse 5, Altenburg, Germany

Franziska Strauss - price and exhibition

Our current intern Franziska Strauss was awarded the BFF-Förderpreis & Reinhart-Wolf-Preis 2011. OSTKREUZ congratulates!
The awarded series "reckoner / I killed my dinner with karate" will be on display at a photo exhibition in Stuttgart.

Opening and awards ceremony: 09 June 2011, 7.30 pm
Exhibition: 10 June - 09 July

Haus der Wirtschaft
Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19, Stuttgart
Mon - Sat 11.00 am - 7.00 pm, Thu 11.00 am - 8.00 pm

Maurice Weiss - Exhibition in Denmark

[Translate to English:] © Maurice Weiss/OSTKREUZ

Denmark's Louisiana Museum of Modern Art shows photos from Maurice Weiss series "Ordos" in the exhibition "LIVING". The interdisciplinary show presents current and visionary approaches to the subject of architecture and housing, turning the spotlight on the question: “How does the Good Life look today?”.

"LIVING. Frontiers of Architecture III & IV"
Exhibition: 01 June - 02 October 2011

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Gl. Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk
Tue - Fri 11.00 am - 10.00 pm, Sat/Sun 11.00 am - 6.00 pm

Joerg Brueggemann and Julian Roeder - Exhibition in Australia

The exhibition "Hijacked 2" presents an overview of contemporary photography in two distant countries: Germany and Australia. OSTKREUZ members Joerg Brueggemann and Julian Roeder are among the 16 German photographers represented in the show.

"HIJACKED 2: Australia/Germany"
Exhibition: 13 May - 11 July 2011

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art
University of South Australia
55 North Terrace, Adelaide

Dawin Meckel & Julian Röder - Award and Exhibition

[Translate to English:] © Dawin Meckel

Two OSTKREUZ photographers were able to win over the jury of the European Architectural Photography Prize 2011. Dawin Meckel receives one of the two second prizes for his series 'DownTown'. Julian Roeder is awarded for his work 'Lagos transformation'.
The series of both photographers are displayed in the exhibition "Dazwischen | in between". After Frankfurt, it will be on show in Kassel, Isny and Stuttgart.

"Dazwischen | in between"
Opening and awards ceremony: 6 May 2011, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 7 May - 19 June 2011

Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM
Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt/Main
Tue, Thu - Sat 11.00 am - 6.00 pm, Sun 11.00 am - 7.00 pm, Wed 11.00 am - 8.00 pm

Ute Mahler - Exhibition in Halle

The exhibition "The secret remains" tells of concealing and showing in fashion photography. It displays classic fashion photographs by Ute Mahler as well as images that have been taken by her students at Ostkreuzschule in a collaboration with a fashion class at Kunsthochschule Halle.

„Das Geheimnis bleibt. Modefotografie von Ute Mahler und Schülern.“
Opening: 04 May 2011, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 05 May - 13 June 2011

Galerie im Volkspark
Burg Giebichenstein
Kunsthochschule Halle
Schleifweg 8 a, 06114 Halle
Mon-Fri 2.00 pm- 7.00 pm, Sat/Sun 11.00 am - 16.00 pm

Dawin Meckel - Exhibition in Munich

Dawin Meckel's exhibition "Cities in Transition: Lilongwe and Blantyre" is the prelude to the Malawi-days at Pasinger Fabrik in Munich. In parallel, the exhibition "Lilongwe Bottom Hospital" by photographer Toby Binder will be on display.
Dawin Meckel's series was created in spring 2009 during a two-week stay in collaboration with the Goethe-Institute.

"Cities in Transition: Lilongwe and Blantyre"
Opening: 04 May 2011, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 05 May - 05 June 2011
Pasinger Fabrik
August-Exter-Straße 1, 81245 München
Mon- Sun: 10.00 am - 11.00 pm

New postgraduate program at Ostkreuzschule

The first major work after graduation is often the most decisive in a photographer's career. Usually, it is also one of the hardest. Faced with the new demands of everyday work life, and without the guidance, the pressure and the continuous exchange that university had offered, it is not easy to muster the courage for a large independent project. This is where the new postgraduate program at Ostkreuzschule comes in. © Ute Mahler/OSTKREUZ

Starting in September 2011, it creates a space for young photographers to work regularly and intensively on a new major project. They gather every three months for three days and work under the guidance of two renowned photographers who both have extensive experience in teaching photography: OSTKREUZ photographer Ute Mahler, and Robert Lyons from the University of Hartford. The small group will lead a lively dialogue about photography and the resulting images, so that knowledge, skills and individual photographic language will be enhanced in exchange with others. According to the complex web of relations in which a photographer works, regular guests like curators, publishers or gallery owners will offer their point of view.

Classes will be held in English and German.
Email applications until May 31, 2011. Further information: http://www.ostkreuzschule.de/index.php?page=meisterkurs-2#english

Harald Hauswald in St. Petersburg

[Translate to English:] © Harald Hauswald/OSTKREUZ

Tomorrow, OSTKREUZ photographer Harald Hauswald will be guest at Goethe-Institute St. Petersburg. The event on the theme "dissidents" features the Hauswald documentary "Radfahrer" by Marc Thuemmler.

Julian Röder · Group exhibition in Berlin

OSTKREUZ-photographer Julian Röder will be represented in pavlov´s dog first group exhibition. After the deliberately limited selection of exhibits in the photogallery´s previous shows, the walls will be closely hung this time. Over eighty international photographers show one work each, offering their view on the subject "Slippy floor. When things start to slip".

Opening: 07 April 2011, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 08 April 2011 - 28 May 2011

pavlov´s dog
raum für fotografie
Bergstr. 19, 10115 Berlin
Thu- Sat, 4.00 pm - 08.00 pm


Tobias Kruse · New OSTKREUZ Photographer

We are happy about Tobias Kruse joining OSTKREUZ on 1 March. Tobias studied photography at the Ostkreuzschule with Prof. Ute Mahler and graduated the master class with Prof. Arno Fischer. His photographic work focuses on reportage and portrait.

His pictures are available in the OSTKREUZ-database from 1 March on.

photographer´s portfolio

Julian Roeder · Exhibition in Berlin

The gallery Axel Obiger shows Julian Roeder´s work "Available for sale" in the group exhibition "SALE = HAPPINESS".

Opening: 25 February 2011, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 26 February - 19 March 2011

Axel Obiger gallery
Brunnen Strasse 29 , 10119 Berlin , Germany


"The City. Becoming and Decaying" in Altenburg/Germany

Our group exhibition "The City. Becoming and Decaying" travels further along. From 13 March to 19 June, it is displayed at the Lindenau Museum in Altenburg. On 1 July, the Goethe-Institute brings it to Munich for the Institute´s 60th Birthday-Celebrations and then takes it on a journey around the world.

"The City. Becoming and Decaying"
Opening: 13 March 2011, 2.00 pm
Exhibition: 13 March - 19 June 2011
Tue-Fri 12.00 am - 6.00 pm, Sat-Sun 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

Lindenau-Museum Altenburg
Gabelentz Strasse 5 , 04600 Altenburg , Germany