Regular Meeting / Artist Talk

»FOTOTREFF Berlin #30«

You are warmly invited to the 30th Fototreff meeting on Saturday, 7th of September 2019, 7pm at STUDIO JACOB & REISCHEL in Berlin-Kreuzberg.


The Photography Market – For Fototreff Talk #30 Diandra Donecker, head of photography and managing director of the auction house Grisebach and gallerist Robert Morat will be in conversation about two sides of the art market. As two important actors on the art market galleries and auction houses are sometimes business rivals. While galleries on the primary market usually call up moderate prices auction houses can sometimes reach higher bids on the secondary market already. This evening will for once deal not with the form and content of photography but will look at what can be sold and where and how galleries and auction houses profit from eachother and how they compete? Both players of the art market express their main interest to promote photography in different ways. How can this be best described?
The talk will be held in German.

Diandra Donecker
Diandra Donecker (* 1988) studied art history at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and graduated in 2014 with a thesis on Dutch printmaking under the supervision of Professor Ulrich Pfisterer. Her art-historical interests focuses on works on paper, be it drawings, prints or photography. Traineeships have taken her both to the Prints & Drawings Departments of the British Museum, London, and to the Metropolitan Museum, New York. Following that she worked as a Junior Specialist at Christie’s Munich, before she joined Grisebach first in the department of the 19th century and then as head of the photography department. Diandra Donecker has been managing director and partner at Grisebach since the beginning of 2019.

Robert Morat
Robert Morat (* 1971) studied art history and German philology in Hamburg. He had very early contact with art and artists. His parents brought together a large collection (Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya, Morandi, Schuch, Kirkeby, Kocherscheidt etc.) and institutionalized them early in a foundation, making them publicly available. In 2004 he opened the Robert Morat Gallery for Photography in Hamburg, followed by the relocation with the gallery to Berlin in 2015. Since 2007, the gallery has regularly participated in fairs in Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, London and Miami. Robert Morat is a member of deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (the German Society for Photography) and is a regular guest speaker at colleges and art academies on “Photography on the Art Market”.


Furthermore, two series from our last Open Call will be presented during the SHOW & TELL. We are looking forward to the photographs by Lara Ohl and Lukas Ratius.

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.ni1665183442lreb-1665183442ffert1665183442otof@1665183442oilof1665183442trop1665183442.


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 was initiated by photographer Charlotte Schmid and photo editor Tobias Laukemper in 2014. 2019 the team consists of Pauline Friesecke, Tobias Laukemper, Vanya Pieters, Charlotte Schmid, and Robert Rausch.

Supported by:
Recom Art
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 #30: Saturday, Sep 7, 2019, 7 pm
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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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