European Month of Photography – ‘Never seen before’

Posted in Photography by Rollfilm on November 4, 2008

© 1980 Roswitha Hecke

Bowery, New York © 1980 Roswitha Hecke

The Third European Month of Photography in Berlin will be taking place from 1 to 30 November 2008. For the first time it comes with a motto – ‘Never seen before’ is its proud claim, and it has inspired the delight in discovery and innovative imagination of the institutions taking part. More than 130 galleries, project rooms, museums and cultural institutes are involved this year, promising a packed series of exhibitions, private views, events, symposiums and workshops. For a period of 30 days the concentrated programme will draw attention to the medium of photography, offering the public new and unusual insights and giving the international photographic scene a platform for discussion. Besides the many exhibitions and events distributed at venues throughout the city, the Month of Photography is offering two central locations this year as well:

© 1952 Dr. Marita Ruiter, Galerie Clairefontaine

Simone de Beauvoir, Paris © 1952 Dr. Marita Ruiter, Galerie Clairefontaine

The Berlinische Galerie in Kreuzberg, with the exhibitions ‘Mutations II – Moving Stills’, ‘So weit kein Auge reicht – Berliner Panoramafotografien aus den Jahren 1949-1952’ [‘As far as the eye can see – panoramic photography in Berlin from the years 1951 and 1952’] and ‘Hans Robertson – Die Berliner Jahre. Fotografien 1926 – 1933’ [‘Hans Robertson – the Berlin years. Photographs from 1926 to 1933’]. The Third Month of Photography will be solemnly opened here on Saturday, 1 November at 7.00 pm in the presence of the Governing Mayor of Berlin. At the same time the Award of the European Month of Photography, provided by Alcatel-Lucent, will be awarded in Berlin for the first time.

1 © 2006 Annegret Kohlmayer

Camera Imago 1:1 © 2006 Annegret Kohlmayer

The Uferhallen in Berlin-Wedding, with five exhibitions from the field of contemporary photography. Here the opening will take place on Saturday, 8 November at 7.00 pm. Starting from Sunday, 9 November and on the following three weekends, the Uferhallen will also be hosting various events, symposiums, screenings and conferences dealing with different aspects and issues of photography.

We are delighted at being able to offer you and Berlin, city of photographers, such a rich and surprising programme.



Other cities participating in the European Month of Photography:

Official website of the “European Month of Photography”:


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