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


Leipzig. Photography since 1839

In the next weeks, Leipzig will be a particularly rewarding destination for photography enthusiasts. Spread over three museums, the exhibition "Leipzig. Photography since 1839" will give evidence of the city´s rich photographic tradition. From early daguerreotypes through to East German "action photography" and contemporary works, 170 years of photography history will be shown.

In addition to our photographers Ute Mahler, Werner Mahler and Julian Röder, OSTKREUZ co-founders Thomas Sandberg, Jens Rötzsch, Harf Zimmermann and our friend Arno Fischer are represented in the exhibition.

The exhibition will be held from 27 February to 15 May 2011 at "GRASSI Museum für angewandte Kunst", "Museum der bildenden Künste" and "Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig". The opening will take place on 27 February 2011, 11.00 am at GRASSI Museum.

GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst
Johannisplatz 5–11, 04103 Leipzig
Tuesday-Sunday, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig
Böttchergäßchen 3, 04109 Leipzig
Tuesday-Sunday, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
Katharinenstr. 10, 04109 Leipzig
Tuesday-Sunday, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Harald Hauswald - Film Premiere in Berlin

Scaffold Builder, boilerman and elevator mechanic. Unwelcome chronicler of the East German reality, who could show his pictures only in secrecy. East German Rock ´n´Roller who was kept under observation by the Stasi under the codename "operation cyclists". After the reunification OSTKREUZ co-founder and ultimately German Federal Cross of Merit carrier. Such a life definitely deserves celluloid!

The documentary, "Zwischen Liebe und Zorn - Harald Hauswald, Fotograf"by Jörg Herrmann gives insight into Harald´s eventful life. It also deals intensively with his photographic approach and lets companions as Werner Mahler or Lutz Rathenow have their say.

The film is shown for the first time this coming Thursday, 02/24 at 20:15 at the Babylon-Cinema (Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30). Harald Hauswald and the director will be present at the premiere.

Sibylle Bergemann · Exhibition participation in Zurich

"The City" · Closing in Munich and other stations

Andrej Krementschouk, winner of the German Photobook-Prize 2010, is working on two new books. The volumes "Chernobyl Zone I and Zone II Chernobyl" will be published in March and April 2011 by Kehrer Verlag.

"Chernobyl Zone I"
Hardcover, Limited Edition
35 x 25 cm, 120 pages, 70 color illustrations, ISBN 978-3-86828-200-9
about € 80,–
March 2011

"Chernobyl Zone II"
Texts by Wolfgang Kil, Andrej Krementschouk and Thomas Schirmboeck
Paperback, 25 x 20 cm, 120 pages
60 color illustrations, Englisch / Deutsch, ISBN 978-3-86828-210-8
about € 25,-
April 2011

Julian Roeder · Exhibition in Rotterdam

Julian Roeder takes part in a group exhibition including work by Rineke Dijkstra, Allan Sekula and Joel Sternfeld. He presents photos from his series "Love and Destruction" and "The Summits".
In the exhibition "ANGRY" protest, resistance and radical actions in our society are represented under three different aspects: by youth, by the media and through the interpretation of artists and photographers.

Opening: 22nd January 2011, 3.00 pm
Exhibition: 22nd January 2011 – 13 June 2011

Nederlands Fotomuseum
Wilhelminakade 332, 3072 AR Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Sibylle Bergemann · Exhibition in Hamburg

The Hamburg Deichtorhallen presents a tribute to Sibylle Bergemann with works of the F.C. Gundlach Collection. The vernissage will be held together with the opening of the exhibition of "gute aussichten - junge deutsche fotografie 2010/2011".

"A Tribute to Sibylle Bergemann (1941 - 2010)"
Opening: 20 January 2011, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 01st January 2011 - 27 February 2011

The Metropolis-Cinema in Hamburg will show the documentary "Mein Leben - Die Fotografin Sibylle Bergemann" by Sabine Michel on Sunday, 06 February 2011 at 5.00 pm.

Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Haus der Photographie
Deichtorstrasse 1-2, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

Sibylle Fendt · Exhibition in Riga/Latvia

©Sibylle Fendt/OSTKREUZ

In the group exhibition "Body" Sibylle Fendt shows excerpts from her work "Facing Breast Cancer".
The exhibition deals with the interpretation of the body from two distinct perspectives: from the perspective of the artist as well as from the perspective of the person being photographed. The body is first and foremost part of the reality of every human being. Thus, the definition of the body for oneself and for other has essential importance. "Body"
Photographs by Andrea Engelke, Andrea Diefenbach, Sibylle Fendt, Peter Granser, Frank cave and Ivonne Thein.
Exhibition: 10 December 2010 - 30 January 2011 Latvian Museum of Photography
Marstalu iela 8 (Alksnaja iela entrance), Riga / Latvia

Harald Hauswald · Exhibition in Berlin

For the Annual Report 2010 of the Diakonie, Harald Hauswald photographed on the subject "poverty". On the occasion of the publication the photographs are now shown in an exhibition. "Es soll kein Armer unter euch sein"
("It should be no poor among you")
Photographs by Harald Hauswald Opening: Monday, 13 December 2010, 3 pm
Exhibition: December 2010 - April 2011 Diakonisches Werk der EKD e.V.
Reichensteiner Weg 24, 14195 Berlin, GERMANY

RADFAHRER • DVD premiere in Berlin

On the occasion of the DVD release of the "Bundeszentrale fuer politische Bildung" (BPB) the film "RADFAHRER" (cyclist) will be show at "Tilsiter Lichtspiele" in Berlin on 08 December 2010.
At 8 and 9 pm the short film and an interview, which was specially made for the DVD, are shown.
www.marcthuemmler.de Premiere "RADFAHRER" (27 minutes) + interview with Harald Hauswald (29 minutes).
Wednesday, 08 December 2010, 7 pm
Screenings at 8 pm and 9 pm Tilsiter Lichtspiele (cinema & bar in Berlin Friedrichshain) Richard-Sorge-Str. 25a, 10249 Berlin, Germany

Ausstellungen - Sibylle Bergemann - Retrospektive in Seoul

Sibylle Bergemann not only continues to live in our memories but also in her pictures.

Until 28 November her retrospective, which has been on tour for over a year, will be on show at the Museum of Art in Seoul. Our photographer Julian Röder visited the exhibition during his recent stay in South Korea.
He went to the G20 summit in Seoul to continue his project 'The Summits' he has worked on since 2001, photographing the protests occurring along the edge of those meetings. The weekly newspaper 'Der Freitag' has just published a selection of photos he took in Seoul as well as an account of his journey.

"During my stay in Seoul I used the opportunity to visit Sibylle's exhibition once again. It made me remember the opening of the retrospective in the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Although four years have passed and a lot has happened in the meantime, I clearly recall all of us sitting together at a big table in the hallway of the Academy. Back then nobody thought that one day the exhibition would be her photographic legacy and tour the world without her. Walking through the exhibition in Seoul, I realised that Sibylle will always remain present in her pictures."

The Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts in Tochigi, Japan will be the next station of the retrospective which will go on to Nanjing, Manila, Hanoi, Singapure, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Wellington/New Zealand, Jakarta/Indonesia and Bangkok. The tour has been organised by the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations.

Heinrich Voelkel · Scholarship

According to the United Nations Grozny was the most destroyed city in the world. Meanwhile, a part of the city is rebuilt, but it is still far from working normally. With a grant of VG Bild-Kunst Heinrich Voelkel is documenting the architecture of the reconstruction and the wounds left by the war in the city and to the people.

Julian Roeder in Seoul

From 04 - 14 November 2010 Julian Roeder will stay in Seoul for the G20 summit. There he will continue his long-term documentary project "The Summits". In this project, he photographs since 2001 the protests that take place at the edges of the security zones of state summits. www.julianroeder.com

Sibylle Fendt · Exhibition in Utrecht

In the collective exhibition "Art & Connection" shows Sibylle Fendt their work "No Sleep Before I Die". The images are to encourage different forms of compounds that surround us to reflect. The exhibition is part of an ongoing campaign to encourage people to connect. "Art & Connection Maziar Moradi, Melanie Vogel, Sibylle Fendt and Olivia Bee
Opening: 17 November 2010, 5.00 pm
The exhibition will travel to Madrid in early 2011. House of Connection
Parkstraat 2, Utrecht, Netherland www.sibyllefendt.de