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»EMOP Berlin 2018« | A Preview


Sep 28 — Oct 31, 2018

Germany’s largest photo festival, the 8th EMOP Berlin — European Month of Photography, will take place from September 28 to October 31, 2018. Throughout the city, 103 of Berlin’s museums, institutions, galleries, off-spaces, embassies, project spaces, and photography schools will present a wide variety of exhibitions showcasing the popular medium in all its facets.

The EMOP Opening Days (Sep 28-30, 2018), presented by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in cooperation with the C/O Berlin Foundation, is one of the highlights of this year’s Berlin Art Week. Its extensive program kicks off the festival with artist talks and discussions with internationally renowned photographers, curators, media experts, archivists, and publicists as well as performances, live acts, and workshops for all ages.

At the end of March 2018, just under 150 submissions were reviewed by an expert jury consisting of Prof. Walter Bergmoser (University of Applied Sciences Europe, Head of Photography Department), Dr. Matthias Harder (Helmut Newton Foundation, Curator), Gisela Kayser (Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus, Artistic Director), Prof. Heidi Specker (photographer, Berlin), and Pierre Stiwer (EMOP Luxembourg, Director). A multifaceted yet classical confrontation with the medium was ensured by refraining from a single, overarching theme. According to the jury:

Berlin, with its recent past as a visual motif, is just as much a theme as small American cities… In many cases, the focus is on the private sphere, often within the city limits of Berlin, from architectural images to historical black-and-white photographs. What stands out are portraits of great intensity, reflecting different eras, subcultures, and continents, through street photogra-phy or historical milieu studies. Taken as a whole, the portraits reflect Berlin’s cosmopolitan character.”

The range of exhibitions spans historical photographs by Nathan Lerner (Galerie Berinson/1939), iconic images from the international music scene (record cover “Wish You Were Here”/Pink Floyd/1975), self-portraits by Cindy Sherman (me collectors Room/1977), and documentations of geopolitical crisis areas, such as Aleppo in Syria (Benhadj & Djilali Galerie/2017).


As part of this year’s EMOP Berlin, the C/O Berlin Foundation will present the thematic exhibition “Back to the Future. The 19th century in the 21st century” developed in collaboration with FOAM Photography Museum Amsterdam. The exhibition places contemporary works in dialogue with numerous vintage techniques of the 19th century. The Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen will host “Between the films – a Photo History of the Berlinale”, a comprehensive documentation of the work of photographers in front of and behind the scenes of the film festival and everything that makes the Berlinale so unique. At Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus, the exhibition “Vivian Maier. In her own hands” is dedicated to one of the first women working in the genre of street photography. As a continuation of the popular hit from 2015, the show offers a fascinating journey through the street life of Chicago and New York in the 1950s and 1960s. Robert Morat Gallery presents a retrospective exhibition of the work of Richard Renaldi, one of the most influential contemporary portrait photo-graphers in the USA. It features a series of black-and-white images, taken in Manhattan every Sunday morning between midnight and ten o’clock and conceived as a tribute to city’s nightlife. The project space Alte Feuerwache offers an aesthetically staged play between space and time in the color photo-graphs of Andrej Pirrwitz. The elaborate photo project documents changes occurring in interiors in order to correct and intensify the traces they leave behind.

EMOP Berlin 2018
EMOP Berlin 2018

EMOP Berlin: Sep 28 — Oct 31, 2018
EMOP Opening Days at C/O Berlin Foundation: Sep 28 — 30, 2018
Opening: Friday, Sep 28, 7 pm



All features on PiB for EMOP Berlin 2018

FOTOTREFF Berlin #27 | Peter Bialobrzeski & Loredana Nemes

Mitte Museum @ Rathaus Tiergarten | Jörg Winde »Bürgermeisterzimmer in Deutschland«

UE Gallery | »DID WE GET LOST – A Photographic Investigation in Asia«

FOTOTREFF BERLIN #25 | Andrea Grützner & Julia Rosenbaum


Wander Atelier | Jeanne Fredac »Quando la felicita non la vedi, cerca la dentro«

Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer | Fotomarathon Berlin »Yesterday was today«

HAUS am KLEISTPARK | André Kirchner »Die West-Berliner Jahre«

Neue Schule für Fotografie | Symposium »Fotografieren in der digitalen Kultur«

Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin | »Zenkeri« Yana Wernicke & Jonas Feige

OKS @ The Shelf | »Jahrgang Zwölf / Year Twelve«

Galerie Springer Berlin | Ute & Werner Mahler »Essences – 4 Decades of Photographs«

C/O Berlin | »Back to the Future . The 19th Century in the 21st Century«

EMOP Opening Days at C/O Berlin / Opening of the European Month of Photography Berlin 2018

C/O Berlin | Nicholas Nixon »Life Work«

me Collectors Room Berlin | »The Moment is Eternity – Works from the Olbricht Collection«

aff Galerie | »Was ist ICH / What is I«

Neue Schule für Fotografie | »analog«

GALERIE im TEMPELHOF MUSEUM | Gabriela Torres Ruiz »Silence«

Galerie Tapir | José Giribás Marambio »Torture is Not Talked About«

galerie koschmieder | »sideways« Josef Wolfgang Mayer & Jörg Rubbert


Museum für Fotografie | »Artist Complex« Photographic Portraits from Baselitz to Warhol. Platen Collection

Helmut Newton Foundation | Between Art & Fashion. Photographs from the Collection of Carla Sozzani — Alice Springs. Portraits

Current photography exhibitions/events recommended in…

Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie c/o Konnekt.Berlin | »BLINK TWICE« Meisterklasse Prof. Linn Schröder & Ingo Taubhorn

Galerie Springer Berlin | Edward Burtynsky »African Studies« & »Part II – New Works«

Helmut Newton Foundation | »CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century«

Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Alfred Ehrhardt & Rolf Tietgens »Hamburger Hafen und Norddeutsche Küste«

p: photography unlimited berlin academy | Workshop Programm 2024

Museum für Fotografie | Michael Wesely »Berlin 1860 – 2023«

PiB Guide Nº53 MAR/APR 2024 © PiB (Photography in Berlin). COVER PHOTO: Wände, Mauern, Zäune und andere Begrenzungen, 1985-89 © Situation Kunst / Dietmar Riemann. Solo show »Innere Angelegenheiten« by Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus in Berlin-Kreuzberg, read more on page 4 & 5! +++ +++ 4 photos on right double page spread (p. 5, Top to Bottom/Left to Right): 1) Wände, Mauern, Zäune und andere Begrenzungen, 1985–89. 2) Renntage – Menschen auf der Trabrennbahn, (Ost-)Berlin-Karlshorst, 1975–76/1979. 3) Schaufenster, 1986–89. 4) Warten – Fotografien aus dem Pflegeheim St. Elisabeth-Stift Berlin, 1984–85. All images: © Situation Kunst / Dietmar Riemann. +++ PiB Guide Editor / V.i.S.d.P. / Art Direction: Julia Schiller · ele studio berlin. Printed by altmann-druck in Berlin-Köpenick, many thanks!

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