The galleries in Berlin are currently closed to visitors until further notice in order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. Stay healthy, STAY AT HOME, and enjoy exploring the artworks digitally here on PiB! ps: Also follow PiB on Instagram for the upcoming takeovers by gallerists & artists!
Als Schutz vor der Verbreitung des COVID-19 Virus sind die Berliner Galerien für den Publikumsverkehr geschlossen. Bleibt gesund, BLEIBT ZUHAUSE, und genießt die Ausstellungen ausnahmsweise in digitaler Form hier auf PiB! Ps: Folgt PiB auf Instagram für die kommenden Takeovers von Galerist*innen & Künstler*innen!
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Group Exhibition

EyeContact – The PhotoWerkBerlin Award 2015

Antonia Gruber, Alexander Klang, Josh Rose, Heiko Tiemann

Grand Opening & Award Ceremony: Monday, November 2, 2015 , 19h
November 3 – 29, 2015
Curator’s Tour & Finissage: Sunday, November 29, 2015, 12h
Opening hours
Tue-Fr 10-17h, Wed 10-19h, Sun 11-17h


The winners of the PhotoWerkBerlin Award 2015 have been announced! 4 artists were selected from 4 categories by a qualified, international Jury to participate in a curated and produced group exhibition in the Project Space of PhotoWerkBerlin, opening in November 2015.

The task

Through an open submission process, international artists were invited to submit a photograph that best realizes the challenge of portraiture:
A portrait is more than a copy of face. It’s an encounter, a challenge, an invitation, a mirror of the society, a survey of the body, a game with the personality, a dialog, a riddle, a look into the soul or contact through the eyes.

The winners

The winners in the 4 categories are:

The Natural Eye – it’s about the natural feeling of the situation, the connection between the photographer and the subject.
Winner: Alexander Klang (Berlin)

The Staged Portrait – This can be a single image or a series, it the studio or outside – what we’re looking for is a vision or story that is staged. Effects and other manipulations before or behind the camera are allowed. It’s all about the artistic vision.
Winner: Antonia Gruber (Bonn)

The Classic Black & White Portrait – Simply put, this is about a portrait without big effects that captures the the personality of the photographed subject. Studio light, reflectors and flash is allowed.
Winner: Josh Rose (Los Angeles)

Portrait & Space – often referred to as and environmental portrait, this category brings together the social and /or spacial environment and how it affects the person being photographed. The image should follow contemporary documentation standards and not be manipulated.
Winner: Heiko Tiemann (Düsseldorf)

The Jury

Gen Sadakane – Creative Director and Cofounder of EyeEm
Donata Wenders – Photographer
Thorsten von Overgaard – Writer and Photographer

The Shortlist

This is a selection of artists that also impressed the jury of the PhotoWerkBerlin Award. Alongside the 4 winners their works will be showcased in a digital presentation during the exhibition EyeContact:

Ana Cayuela | Andreas Rost | Roberto Ansorena | Brendan Gara | Patrick Citera | Guillaume d’Hubert | Sanja Hurem | Gregor Laubsch | Julia Autz | Jonas Hafner | Stefanie Minzenmay | Han Borger | Thomas Friedrich Schaefer | Jürgen Bürgin | Mairead Keating | Nura Qureshi | Raymond Jarchow | Wilfried Bordasch | Kerstin Koletzki | Oliver Vaccaro | Christoph Lingg | Sarah Pabst | Marcus Engler

An exhibition by Projektraum | PhotoWerkBerlin in collaboration with the Kommunale Galerie Berlin.

Event Details

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