Regular Meeting / Artist Talk

»FOTOTREFF Berlin #27«

You are warmly invited to the 27th Fototreff meeting on Saturday, 12th of January at 7pm at STUDIO JACOB & REISCHEL in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

At FOTOTREFF #27 in January, we would like to present the work of the photographer Peter Bialobrzeski. In conversation with Loredana Nemes, artist and photographer, Bialobrzeski will talk about his way of working and in particular about his body of work “Die zweite Heimat/ The second home”. For five years, from 2011 to 2016, Peter Bialobrzeski traveled through Germany. He was on the road in large and small cities, towns and villages, but especially in between – where garage doors, lanterns and petrol stations are lined up. His work creates a photographic stock of the social surface of Germany.
The conversation will be held in German.

Peter Bialobrzeski (*1961) studied politics and sociology before working as a local reporter in his native city of Wolfsburg. After studying communication design with a focus on photography, in Essen (Folkwang University of the Arts) and London (LCP), he worked for international journals, before publishing his book based projects in the late 1990s. In December 2018, his 18th monographic book will be published. In 2002 Bialobrzeski was appointed professor of photography at the University of the Arts Bremen. In 2003 and 2010 he won a World Press Photo Award. In 2012 he was honored with the Dr.-Erich-Salomon-Prize of the German Society for Photography. His books have also received numerous awards, including the “German Photo Book Award” and the “most beautiful German Books” award. His photographs have been shown in solo and group exhibitions on all five continents and are found in numerous private and public collections. Peter Bialobrzeski lives in Hamburg.

Editor’s note:
Peter Bialobrzeski’s upcoming solo show »Die zweite Heimat (The Second Home)« at HAUS am KLEISTPARK Berlin is featured on the current PiB Guide Nº22 Jan/Feb 2019. His current solo show »City Diaries« at Robert Morat Galerie Berlin will be on view until Jan 12th 2019

Loredana Nemes (* 1972) first studied German and mathematics at the Rheinisch-Westfälisch Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen. In 2001 she moved to Berlin and began her artistic work. Teaching activities for photography at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin, the Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen or Ostkreuzschule Berlin followed in 2006. Loredana Nemes works have been exhibited internationally in museums, art institutions and galleries, most recently in the solo exhibition “Gier Angst Liebe” in the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin at the beginning of 2018. Her works are represented in numerous collections, such as the Folkwang Museum Essen, the Olbricht Collection Berlin, the Berlinische Galerie or the DZ Bank Art Collection Frankfurt to name but a few. She received project grants and awards and created works, such as, “23197” (2017/18), “Ocna. An approximation” (2017/18), “Greed” (2014-17). Loredana Nemes lives and works in Berlin.

We are happy to present two books and their producers in the second part of the evening.

MICHAEL DANNER will open the discussion about photo books with his recently award-winning work “Migration as Avant-Garde”. Danner’s book, published in 2018, examines the new ways migrants are treading in hopes of a better life. The term ‚avantgarde’ stands for progress and the way of a pioneer. Driven by the desire to give their lives meaning, and guided by their own integrity, migrants bring new perspectives and points of view to our society. Danner’s work was inspired by a 1943 text by the philosopher Hannah Arendt.

Editor’s note:
Also save the date for Michael Danner’s upcoming artist talk presented by the Beyond the Ring series in Berlin-Neukölln on Feb 7, 2019!

Furthermore, LUKAS HEIBGES and SANNE VAN DEN ELZEN introduce their book project “The World Library of”. The book is a visual library documenting subjects in various places and times. Its encyclopedic character emerges from a method developed by the photographers to explore unfamiliar themes.
The presentation by Lukas and Sanne will be held in English.

Furthermore, a work from our last Open Calls will be presented during the SHOW & TELL. For updates follow our news on Facebook or the FOTOTREFF blog.

We already invite you to submit your own books and works for upcoming FOTOTREFF events now. We would like to put together an exciting program, like at the last photo meetings. As always, the same rule applies: unfinished work offers potential for discourse and so we prefer projects that are still in process. Please contact us at: ed.ni1664473482lreb-1664473482ffert1664473482otof@1664473482oilof1664473482trop1664473482.


FOTOTREFF Berlin is a photographers and editors meeting and open for everybody who is interested in contemporary photography. It provides 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 7/5 Euros.
Unfortunately our studio capacities are limited. Please come early.

FOTOTREFF Berlin is initiated by Pauline Friesecke, Tobias Laukemper, Vanya Pieters, Anna Charlotte Schmid and Sarah Straßmann.

Supported by:
PicDrop – Bildübertragung für Profifotografen
RENT ONE – Fototechnikverleih
DRS Delight Rental Services
Buch- und Offsetdruckerei H.Heenemann GmbH & Co. KG
Media Partner:
PiB – Photography in Berlin

FOTOTREFF #27: Saturday, Jan 12, 2019, 7 pm
The talks will be held in English and/or German, details see above.
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Prinzessinnenstraße 16 (Backyard, left entrance, 1st floor), 10969 Berlin
[Kreuzberg | Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg]

Admission: please support us by a donation of 7/5 Euros.
Unfortunately our studio capacities are limited. Please come early.

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