Regular Meeting / Artist Talk


Beatrice Minda, Norman Behrendt, Anton Roland Laub

You are warmly invited to the 22nd Fototreff meeting on Saturday, Jan 20, 2018, 7 pm.

In January we would like to introduce to you three projects that deal with the interactions of urban structures with political systems. We invited Beatrice Minda, Norman Behrendt and Anton Roland Laub to present their work during FOTOTREFF #22. This time, the artist talks will be held in German.

Editor’s note:
Get to know the FOTOTREFF Berlin team in the #PiBinterview Nº2 in the series »7 questions for…« – currently to be found on the Hatje Cantz fotoblog, where PiB was invited to as guest blogger in January 2018. (The interview’s only available in German though, apologies for that)


Myanmar, the subject of the series Dark Whispers, was sealed off for decades by a rigid military dictatorship. The private interiors were hidden, telling of the individual and collective experiences within the complex history of this country. The photographic view brings to light the contradictory aspects of the colonial era and its consequences. The works focus on the atmospheres of past lives and on the forms of representation through which the inhabitants once tried to realize themselves.

Editor’s note:
Don’t miss Beatrice Minda’s current exhibition »Dark Whispers« at Podbielski Contemporary in Berlin-Mitte (Nov 18, 2017 — Jan 20, 2018), and her artist talk on Thursday, Jan 11, 2018, 7 pm.


Since 2014, Behrendt has been traveling to Turkey on a regular basis, mainly in the ever-expanding suburban areas of Ankara and Istanbul. In his current work »Brave New Turkey« he documents the numerous new Neo-Ottoman style mosques. Behrendt’s images situate and reflect this change, and witness the protracted political influence on the religious and cultural development in Turkey.


Bucharest in the 1980s. For several years Ceausescu applied his program of “systematization” to the Romanian capital: one-third of the historic center was razed to erect imposing buildings and pull wide avenues in honor of the regime. Despite his particular doggedness in dealing with churches, seven of them were spared. This happened with a treatment that was as extraordinary as absurd: they were lifted on rails, displaced and hidden behind blocks of flats. Deleted from the cityscape, they lead a secret life in a nested architecture that shapes today’s urban landscape.

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.

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

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Saturday, Jan 20, 2018, 7 pm
The artist talks will be held 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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