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With: Claus Stolz



"Teaching & Learning" III

On February 22nd, Eldagsen & Hagmann talked to Claus Stolz, Freie Kunstakademie Mannheim about teaching & learning photography in the Rhine/Neckar region: What creativity has to do with sauerkraut, how important the teacher's enthusiasm for the art is and why everyone should have a couch in the studio!

Claus Stolz (* 1963 in Mannheim) is a German photo artist and studied at the Freie Kunstakademie Mannheim. He pursues a radical form of analogue photography. Since the mid-1990s, Stolz has been developing special photo-artistic processes.

For his heliographs, Stolz points fixed recording devices directly at the sun and damages the film material, deliberately but in a well-dosed manner, by extreme overexposure lasting from a few seconds to several hours. n the age of digital photography, Claus Stolz's works occupy a unique position in the history of photography. Stolz lives and works in Mannheim and is a member of the German Society for Photography.

He has been teaching himself at the Freie Kunstakademie Mannheim since 2016.


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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With: Claus Stolz (Freie Kunstakademie Mannheim)

With: Claus Stolz (Freie Kunstakademie Mannheim)

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