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Deutscher Fotorat | Symposium: Photography - The Eye of Our Society






The Deutscher Fotorat invites you to a symposium:

Photography - The Eye of Our Society

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 2 to 7 p.m.

Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Auditorium in the House of Contemporary Art

With the kind support of the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

Founded last year, the German Fotorat illuminates the creative medium of photography from a variety of perspectives. The young umbrella organisation gives a common voice to the different fields of photography: art, photojournalism, documentation, design and advertising as well as science, mediation and education.

The broad orientation of the four founding associations of the Fotorat - Deutsche Fotografische Akademie (DFA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh), Berufsverband Freier Fotografen und Filmgestalter (BFF) and FREELENS Berufsverband der Fotograf:innen - is reflected in the first public event to kick off the Festival Week of the Hamburg Phototriennale:

  • > How is the professional image of photographers changing?
  • With the photographer Simon Puschmann and the art buyer Susanne Kastner.
  • > What will become of the photographic heritage?
  • With the photographer Rudi Meisel and Sebastian Lux, managing director of the F.C. Gundlach Foundation.
  • > What role does photography play in art?
  • With Barbara Hofmann-Johnson, director of Museum für Photographie in Braunschweig, Thomas Seelig, director of Fotografische Sammlung Museum Folkwang in Essen and Ingo Taubhorn, chief-curator Haus der Photographie Deichtorhallen Hamburg and president of Deutschen Fotografischen Akademie.
  • > How does image competence make us capable of democracy?
  • With Miriam Zlobinski, DEJAVU Society for Photography and Perception, and Malin Schulz, Art Director and Member of the Editorial Board, DIE ZEIT

The event will conclude with a panel discussion on the role of photography in politics and society.

Free entry. The number of participants is limited, registration is required:

The recordings of the facebook live streams are now available in a Facebook and YouTube-Playlist:



DFA press materials:



Press-release as PDF to download (200 KB)


PDF Presentation

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