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Insta Talks



Instagram Talks

Emerging from the "Instagram Speed Talks" of the DFA-FOTODIALOGE in October 2020 and April 2021, Boris Eldagsen (DFA) and Alexander Hagmann (dieMotive) continue their talk series. This time they will discuss the topics "Artistic Photography & Market" and "Writing & Talking about Photography" with guests. Live on Instagram and for everyone to join in.

2x a month, always on Wednesdays, always at 21:00, and in German language. More info here, via our newsletter and on Instagram.

Next Live Talk

What happens when two photography enthusiasts with different focuses and preferences visit an exhibition, exchange ideas and share them with others via an Insta Livestream?

On 16 September between 10 and 11 a.m., Ursula Kelm (DFA) and @BorisEldagsen (DFA) will visit Peter Miller's exhibition "Dear Photography" at C/O Berlin and stream this visit with two cameras on Instagram. Alexander Hagmann (@dieMotive) joins us from Hamburg and takes part in the conversation. Finally, the curator of the exhibition, Dr. Kathrin Schönegg, answers our questions.

Viewers can join the conversation live on request. Please have a headset ready to avoid acoustic feedback.

About the exhibition: With Peter Miller "Dear Photography", C/O Berlin presents the world's first institutional show of the work of the US artist, who lives in Germany. Today, he integrates his penchant for magic primarily into the media of film and photography. In addition, he also produces installations and sculptures, makes interventions in space and follows on from the performance art of the 1970s. In a wide variety of forms and materials, Peter Miller explores the history of technical media and their fundamental elements such as light and chemistry, audience and flicker effect, optics and perspective.

About Ursula Kelm (*1942): DFA member Ursula Kelm (@silberflugel) is a veteran of Berlin photography. Trained at the "Workshop for Photography" founded by Michael Schmidt in 1976, she taught there herself from 1985. Her work moves between expressive portrait photography and experimental photography. Alain Delon, Harry Belafonte, Helmut Newton, Daniel Libeskind, Olafur Eliasson, Nan Goldin, Gerhard Schröder, Helmut Schmidt, Gerhard Richter, Kirk Douglas, Christian Boltanski, Gisele Freund and others stood in front of her camera.

Thanks to c/O Berlin for image material and support - and Kultur.Gemeinschaften for sponsorship!

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Photo: c/o Berlin


"Artistic Photography & Market" (I): With Olaf Otto Becker (DFA). Recording available as IGTV.


'Writing and Talking about Photography' (I) + 'Artistic Photography & Market' (II): With Dr Franziska Kunze (@franziska__kunze), Head of Collection Photography and Time-Based Media at the @pinakothekdermoderne in Munich. Recording available as IGTV.


We would like to thank 'KULTUR.GEMEINSCHAFTEN – Förderprogramm für digitale Content-Produktion in Kultureinrichtungen' for their support. This funding project is supported by Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, NEUSTART KULTUR and Kulturstiftung der Länder.

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