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Bi-annual Photofestival


Sep 28 — Oct 31, 2018
In over 100 institutions throughout the city

Topics: Participants — EMOP Opening Days — Leica Oskar Barnack Award

On September 28, 2018, the 8th European Month of Photography Berlin will open for the second time at C/O Berlin at Amerika Haus. EMOP Opening Days (September 28—30, 2018) presented by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in cooperation with C/O Berlin, will be one of the highlights of this year’s Berlin Art Week. Its extensive program focuses on the topic Photography and Temporality and features internationally renowned photographers, curators, media experts, archivists, and publicists. Panel discussions, artist talks, performances, live acts, and workshops for all ages will kick off this year’s month of photography.

As part of this year’s EMOP Berlin, C/O Berlin will host two exhibitions. Back to the Future . The 19th century in the 21st century displays works by contemporary artists (Matthew Brandt, Spiros Hadjidjanos, Thomas Mailaender, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, and Johan Österholm) and places them in dialogue with works from the 19th century (Anna Atkins, Karl Blossfeldt, and Warren de la Rue). Many young photographers draw on techniques, methods, and processes from early 19th-century photography and use them in experimental ways. The exhibition is initiated by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and is curated in collaboration with C/O Berlin.
Opening parallel to this at C/O Berlin is the retrospective exhibition Nicholas Nixon . Life Work. Nicholas Nixon started his famous series “The Brown Sisters” with portraits of his girlfriend Bebe together with her three sisters in the summer of 1975. The following year, he drove to the graduation ceremony of one of the sisters and photographed the four women again – and continued to do so every year after that. The series tells of the moment, of transience, of the sisters’ changing relationships to each other – and in this way, also addresses the nature of photography. The group picture becomes a kind of déjà vu, and the photo series makes the passing of time become visible.

Book Days 2018 will be presented in a new format this year. RESET: Photobooks is being curated by Bruno Ceschel, director of Self Publish and Be Happy, in collaboration with C/O Berlin.

This year’s EMOP Berlin offers around 120 exhibitions and over 300 events in just under 110 participating institutions. These include curator-led tours, studio visits, artist talks, performances, film and concert screenings, and guided tours.

Participants in EMOP Berlin 2018

Follow the links below for the respective exhibition features on PiB:

A TRANS • a|e GALERIE • aff GalerieALFRED EHRHARDT STIFTUNG • AlliiertenMuseum • alte feuerwache projektraum • Atelier Kirchner • Atelier Soldina • BENHADJ & DJLIALI Galerie • Berlinische Galerie • BFF – Berufsverband Freie Fotografen und Filmgestalter • bobsairport • BOEHMERS • Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin • Botschaft der Ukraine • Botschaft von Irland • Brasilianische Botschaft • Bröhan-Museum • BrotfabrikGalerie • Browse Gallery • C/O Berlin • CAMERA WORK • Capitis Studios • Carpentier Galerie • Codex Berlin • COPYRIGHTberlin • DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM • Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen • Deutscher Künstlerbund Projektraum • Die Wellenmaschine • Dorothée Nilsson Gallery • f/16 Schule für Fotografie • f³ – freiraum für fotografie • FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph • Felleshus der Nordischen Botschaften • FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum • FMP1 – Franz-Mehring-Platz • Förderverein Südwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf • Fotogalerie Friedrichshain • Fotopioniere Louis@Nicephore • Fotoschule Berlin • Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus • Galerie Albrecht • Galerie Beate Brinkmann • Galerie Berinson • galerie burster • Galerie Deschler Berlin • Galerie EIGEN + ART • Galerie ep.contemporaryGalerie Hilaneh von Kories • Galerie Historischer Keller • Galerie im Körnerpark • Galerie im Tempelhof Museum • Galerie Koschmieder • Galerie Michael Schultz Berlin • Galerie Mönch • Gallery Morgenrot • Galerie Pankow • Galerie Pugliese Levi • Galerie Ruhnke • Galerie Schöne Weide • Galerie Springer BerlinGalerie Tapir • Galerie Woyy • Galerie Z22 • Gallery Taik Person • GEDOK Berlin • HAUS am KLEISTPARKHelmut Newton Stiftung • Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut – Preußischer Kulturbesitz • IMAGO Camera • Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Berlino • Jarmuschek + Partner • Jarvis Dooney Galerie • Jarvis Dooney c/o Australische Botschaft • Johanna Breede PHOTOKUNST • Kehrer Galerie • Kleiner Raum für aktuelles Nichts • Kommunale Galerie Berlin • Kronenboden • Kulturinstitut von Mexiko • Künstlerhaus Bethanien • Landesarchiv Berlin • Leica Camera • Loock Galerie • me Collectors Room Berlin / Stiftung Olbricht • Meinblau Projektraum • Michael Reid Berlin • Mitte Museum • Museum für FotografieNeue Schule für Fotografie • Niels Borch Jensen Gallery • Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin • Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie • pavlov’s dog • photo edition berlin • PhotoWerkBerlin • ROBERT MORAT GALERIE • Rumänisches Kulturinstitut Berlin • Sandau & Leo Galerie • Slowakisches Institut • Stadtmuseum Berlin • Stiftung Starke • Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin • University of Applied Sciences Europe • Verein für Ereignisse – Fotomarathon Berlin • Wander Atelier • Zwitschermaschine


From October 10—31, 2018, Leica Camera AG will show the works of the twelve finalists of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award at the Neue Schule für Fotografie. With prizes worth a total of around 80,000 euros, the LOBA is one of the most highly endowed photo competitions in the industry. Around 2,500 photographers from a total of 110 countries took part in this year’s competition. The finalists of 2018:
Ernesto Benavides, Peru: “Dredges”; Vanja Bucan, Slovenia: “Sequences of Truth and Deception”; Turi (Salvatore) Calafato, Italy: “Amuninni ‘u mari (Let’s Go to the Sea)”; Daniel Chatard, Germany: “Niemandsland” (No-Man’s Land); Stephen Dock, France: “Architecture of Violence”; Mary Gelman, Russia: “Svetlana”; Samuel Gratacap, France: “Presence”; Stéphane Lavoué, France: “On the Edge of the World”; Max Pinckers, Belgium: “Red Ink”; Elsa Stubbé, Belgium: “Les extraterrestres ont mangé mon jardin” (The Extraterrestrials Have Eaten My Garden); Christian Werner, Germany: “Road to Ruin”; and Zhang Kechun, China: “Between the Mountains and Water”.


Since 2004, Germany’s largest photo festival has been showcasing the broad spectrum of historical and contemporary photography in Berlin every two years. Museums, cultural institutions, galleries, project rooms, embassies, and photo schools in Berlin and Potsdam host numerous exhibition projects and events selected by a panel of experts. The formats range from outdoor exhibitions and large museum shows, to individual and group presentations in galleries and project spaces, and impressive contributions from various foreign cultural institutions and embassies as well as municipal offices for art and culture.

EMOP Berlin is a member of the European Month of Photography (EMOP), a European joint project that also includes photo festivals in Athens, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris, and Vienna. The idea of creating a European network of photo festivals was born in 2003 on the initiative of Berlin’s partner city, Paris. The aim of the joint project is to promote cooperation at the European level, strengthen the international photography scene, intensify the exchange of information and experience, and to support emerging artists. The results of this collaboration include jointly developed exhibitions of contemporary photography that are tailored to each of the partner cities of the EMOP network.

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

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

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

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

FOTOTREFF Berlin #27 | Peter Bialobrzeski & Loredana Nemes

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

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

C/O Berlin | Nicholas Nixon »Life Work«

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

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

GALERIE im TEMPELHOF MUSEUM | Gabriela Torres Ruiz »Silence«

Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer | Fotomarathon Berlin »Yesterday was today«

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Neue Schule für Fotografie | »analog«

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

EMOP Berlin 2018 | A preview

FOTOTREFF BERLIN #25 | Andrea Grützner & Julia Rosenbaum

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Kunstquartier Bethanien Projektraum | »Re:Borders . an Indictment«

Atelier André Kirchner | Thorsten Eder »Ausfahrt«

Haus am Kleistpark | »Dokumentarfotografie Förderpreise 13/14 der Wüstenrot Stiftung«

Schöneberg Museum | Jürgen Henschel »Fotochronist im geteilten Berlin«

Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie c/o Brotfabrik Galerie | »Close Distance« Seminar Michael Grieve

Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit | Stefan Weger »Luise. Archäologie eines Unrechts · Archaeology of an injustice«

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