Regular Meeting / Artist Talk


Jörg Brüggemann in conversation with Betty Fink

You are warmly invited to the 23rd Fototreff meeting on Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7 pm.

At the FOTOTREFF #23 in April, we would like to introduce you to the photographic work of Jörg Brüggemann. In conversation with Betty Fink, freelance photo-project manager, Jörg will talk about the interaction between freelance photography and commissioned work. The meeting will take place in German.


If one understands globalization as an interplay of global interdependence and local idiosyncrasies, then the work of Jörg Brüggemann depicts it fairly accurately. On the one hand he is interested in niches, fringe groups and the everyday life of a place, he photographs young life in the creative metropolis Berlin or bathers with kippa on the beach of Tel Aviv. On the other hand, especially in his work on tourism and youth culture, he shows how networked the world and its people are today. He regularly accompanies the Special Olympics, where mentally handicapped people from all over the world meet for sports competitions. For his work “Same Same But Different“, presented as solo exhibitions in Bremen and Berlin, he photographed the backpacker scene across Asia and was awarded the BFF Förderpreis. For years he traveled the continents to document Heavy Metal as a global cultural phenomenon. His book “Metalheads – The Global Brotherhood“, published in 2012 by gestalten Verlag, shows: Today there are metal fans with Afro, headscarf or flowing blond hair.

Jörg Brüggemann completed his photography studies at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen in 2008 with his diploma thesis “Same Same But Different” on backpack tourism in South Asia. Since September 2008 he has been working as a freelance photographer in Berlin and worked as a photo editor for the DUMMY and Fluter magazine in 2009. Since October 2009 he is a member of the agency OSTKREUZ. In March 2012 his monograph “Metalheads – The Global Brotherhood” was published on the globalization of heavy metal culture at gestalten Verlag, which was accompanied by a solo exhibition at gestalten Space. Jörg Brüggemann has been awarded numerous national and international prizes, among others with the BFF-Förderpreis 2009, a VG BildKunst scholarship, an honourable mention at CENTER’s Project Competion 2009, as a finalist at the MAGNUM Expression Award 2009 and as a winner at the PDN Photo Annual 2013, as a member of the agency OSTKREUZ he received the Konrad-Wolf-Prize 2013 of the Akademie der Künste. He publishes his work in magazines and blogs such as ZEIT Magazine, SZ Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, Le Monde 2, Rolling Stone and TIME LightBox.


For 12 years, Betty Fink worked as agency manager at the agency OSTKREUZ in Berlin and has extensive knowledge in the field of photography. Together with Christian Pankratz, who heads the agency’s picture editing department, she initiated the workshop “Into the Wild” and in this way passes on her knowledge and experience. In addition to the workshop, Betty Fink also conducts individual coaching sessions with photographers and assists them on their way to their goal.

In the further course of the evening you are happily invited to bring and present your own photographic work and unfinished projects and take part in our discussions!


FOTOTREFF BERLIN is a photographers and editors meeting and open for everybody who is interested in contemporary photography. It is providing a critical discourse and adresses topics such as authorship, editing and presentation from various artistic and documentary perspectives.

Please support us with a donation of 5/3 Euros.
Unfortunately our studio capacities are limited. Please come early.

FOTOTREFF BERLIN is initiated by Winifred Chiocchia, Tobias Laukemper, Anna Charlotte Schmid and Sarah Straßmann.

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Media Partner: PiB – Photography in Berlin

Meeting: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7 pm
The meeting takes place in German.
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Prinzessinnenstraße 16 (Backyard, left entrance, 1st floor), 10969 Berlin
[Kreuzberg | Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg]

Admission: please support us by a donation of 5/3 Euros.
Unfortunately our studio capacities are limited. Please come early.

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