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The PiB Guide

An essential part of PiB | Photography in Berlin is the PiB Guide, which presents selected photography events in a printed form. The guide is published bi-monthly in an edition of currently 5.000 copies & is available in participating galleries, photography institutions, bookstores & other places throughout Berlin. (Which places? Please see below…)

With the printed guide, PiB aims to reach a wider art audience in Berlin – especially those who might be tired of the digital world. Besides, it’s nice to hold something haptic in your hands for a change, isn’t it? Due to its handy pocket-size format you can always carry the little leporello guide with you – and discover interesting photography exhibitions & events throughout Berlin!

The guide is printed carbon-neutral and with organic inks on matte, premium white 100% recycling paper.

If you would like to present your upcoming exhibition or event in the next PiB Guide, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for further details. If possible, please send along a link to the website/works of the participating artist(s).
The editorial deadline for the Jan/Feb 2016 issue is Friday, December 18th, 2015.

The PiB Guide #4 – Nov/Dec 2015

Single Copies / Annual Subscription

The PiB guide is available at many galleries & places in Berlin – but of course you can also order your copy and have it delivered by post!

Or if you’re interested in having the guide regularly delivered to you, PiB’s annual subscription is ideal for you!

The PiB Guide #4 – Nov/Dec 2015

The PiB Guide Nov/Dec 2015 is here!

Thanks to René Groebli for the wonderful cover image, The dancers in the Zurich Tresterclub (1947)!

Photographs from his new book «René Groebli – Early Work (1945-1955)», published by Sturm & Drang, 2015, are currently exhibited at Bildband Berlin [Prenzlauer Berg] until Dec 4, 2015. The book, of course, is available as well.

Background infos on the image & René Groebli

Who is René Groebli? He is a blind spot. Perhaps he is the proverbial blind spot, the «Missing Link» in the history of modern Swiss photography.

The first to notice him was the American photographer and curator Edward Steichen, the visionary Steichen who had towards the end of the 1940s established at the New York Museum of Modern Art the first photography department world-wide. For the museum’s collection he acquired Groebli’s image poem «Das Auge der Liebe» (They Eye of Love). The Swiss also formed part of the monumental MoMA exhibition «The Family of Man» (1955), the attempt at an all-encompassing portrait of humanity that until today travels around the world. Steichen’s successor John Szarkowski in turn integrated Groebli in his exhibition «The Photographer’s Eye» (1964) and afforded him a special place in the publication of the same name.

In Germany Otto Steinert, the important post-war photographer and professor at the Werkkunstschule Saarbrücken, member of the vanguard group «fotoform», recognised Groebli’s potential. He showed his movement studies in the exhibitions «subjektive fotografie» (1951/1954).

The dancers in the Zurich Tresterclub (1947) embodied for Steinert the visionary possibilities of the medium, the State of the Art of progressive photography. Characteristic for this artist: he is an artist in motion. Movement is his inner nature. Therefore he never implemented the development of his art in a linear fashion, the single image as a static icon. On the contrary, he thinks the medium centrifugally, outwards from its centre. And this centre means movement, is dynamics. It is the archetype of creativity.

René Groebli is the missing link in the Swiss photographic history of the second half of the 20th century. He merges the romanticism in photography with the visions of the technician, the modernist. His decisive publications were made years before those by Robert Frank. In their power they are his equal, as to their impact the works of Groebli are yet to be discovered. Be prepared for surprises.

Daniel Muscionico, excerpt from her text «The Free Handed Photographer» for the book «René Groebli – Early Work (1945-1955)», published by Sturm & Drang, 2015

Featured Events

The following exhibitions & events
are featured in the PiB Guide Nov/Dec 2015:


The PiB Guide Nov/Dec 2015
is available at the following places in Berlin:

Borough: Mitte

Robert Morat Galerie

Robert Morat Galerie
Linienstraße 107 [Mitte]

Galerie Pavlova

Galerie Pavlova
Linienstraße 116 [Mitte]

Me Collectors Room Berlin / Olbricht Foundation

me Collectors Room Berlin / Olbricht Foundation
Auguststraße 68 [Mitte]


Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation
Auguststraße 75 [Mitte]

Do You Read Me?!

Do you read me?!
Auguststraße 28 [Mitte]

Dir Logo Galerie Hiltawsky

galerie hiltawsky
Tucholskystraße 41 [Mitte]

Pavlov's Dog

pavlov’s dog
Bergstraße 19 [Mitte]


Brunnenstraße 152 [Mitte]

Neue Schule Für Fotografie Berlin

Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin
Brunnenstr. 188-190 [Mitte]

Podbielski Contemporary

Podbielski Contemporary
Koppenplatz 5 [Mitte]

Dir Logo Sofortbild Shop Berlin

Sofortbild Shop Berlin
Impossible Partner Store Berlin
Mulackstraße 22 [Mitte]


Alte Schönhauser Straße 32B [Mitte]

D'mage Berlin

d’mage & d’mage light
Legiendamm 14 [Mitte]


Kehrer Galerie
Potsdamer Straße 100 [Tiergarten]

Galerie LORIS

Galerie LORIS
Potsdamer Straße 65 [Tiergarten]

Borough: Pankow

Bildband Berlin | Bookstore & Gallery

Bildband Berlin
Immanuelkirchstraße 33 [Prenzlauer Berg]


Torstraße 61 [Prenzlauer Berg]

Exp12 / Exposure Twelve

exp12 / exposure twelve
Greifswalder Straße 217 [Prenzlauer Berg]

Dir Logo Vv8

Viertel vor 8 FOTO (vv8)
Pappelallee 7/8 [Prenzlauer Berg]


Ystaderstraße 14a [Prenzlauer Berg]

OSTKREUZSCHULE Für Fotografie Berlin

Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie
Behaimstraße 28-34 [Weissensee]

Borough: Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Aff Galerie

aff Galerie
Kochhannstraße 14 [Friedrichshain]

© BOX Freiraum

BOX Freiraum
Boxhagener Straße 93/96 [Friedrichshain]

Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus

Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus e.V.
Stresemannstraße 28 [Kreuzberg]


Vesselroom Project
Adalbertstraße 4, 1st floor [Kreuzberg]

Borough: Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

World In A Room

world in a room
Brunhildstraße 7 [Schöneberg]

Projektraum PhotoWerkBerlin / Kommunale Galerie Berlin

Projektraum PhotoWerkBerlin
Hohenzollerndamm 176 [Wilmersdorf]

Borough: Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Galerie Alles Mögliche

Galerie Alles Mögliche
Odenwaldstraße 21 [Friedenau]

Borough: Neukölln

Das Gift / Giftraum

Das Gift / Giftraum
Donaustraße 119 [Neukölln]

Bully’s Bakery,
Friedelstr. 7
VIN AQUA VIN, Weserstr. 204
dots · café, Weserstr. 191
Un Autre VooDoo, Tellstr. 7