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Hi, visitor from the void of Instagram. Welcome to FOTOTREFF Berlin. Come in, take your time. Look around and – let’s talk about photography.

Here are some recommendations for you to start with:


  • FOTOTREFF #40 on March 16 2024: War at a distance

    The 40th edition of FOTOTREFF, titled War at a Distance, focuses on images of war: their production, mediation and reception. In the first part of the evening, photojournalist Julia Kochetova, Sebastian Wells, photographer and editor of Soлomiya Magazine and photo editor, curator and lecturer Tobias Laukemper will talk about the challenges that photographers, the media and we as viewers face when it comes to images of war and conflict.

    In the second talk of the evening, curator Natasha Christia from Barcelona will present her book exhibition project War at a Distance in conversation with photographer Alfonso Moral (ANTI-books): A compilation of publications characterized by a reflexive attitude towards war and the media, far from the classic reporting.

    In addition to the talks at FOTOTREFF Berlin, we will present the photo book exhibition War at a Distance, a reading room where curator Natasha Christia brings together 21 books for an expanded narrative on the implications of distance in an era of visual warfare hyper-connectivity.

    More information on FOTOTREFF #40

  • FOTOTREFF #39 am 02. Dezember 2023: ERROR! Fehler in der Fotografie

    Zu Gast bei FOTOTREFF #39 waren die Künstler*innen Alina Frieske und Tobias Kappel. Sie diskutierten, was eigentlich ein Normalzustand ist, welche Wahrheiten jenseits des Realismus zu finden sind und wie Fehler zu neuen kreativen Lösungen führen. Ein Abend über die Potenziale von Perfektion, Kontrolle und Zufall, von Seherwartung und Seherfahrung.
    Zu Edition #39

  • Explore FOTOTREFF by Topic

    You might want to explore our content tagged e.g. as:

  • Podcast by Die Motive with FOTOTREFF Berlin

    We don’t only write – we mostly talk. Alexander Hagmann from the magazine dieMotive invited us over for a chat in his podcast. Lean back, close your eyes and hear some photo babble on festivals, exhibitions, photobooks and what we like (and don’t) about all of these.
    Jump over to the podcast (@dieMotive)

  • 5 Questions 2 – our Insta takeovers (to re-enjoy & in case you missed them on Insta)

    Each Insta takeover we ask (almost) the same (more or less) questions.
    THEY ALL answer differently!
    Browse these ephemeral storys gone eternal:
    All 5Q2

  • “Writing about Photography” – A Survey

    Survey: Writing about photography

    Yes – we sometimes write about photography. And we’ve asked some people who do more often (or more great) than us, for a statement about writing about photography.
    Take a read

  • Our website-editorial – what and how and why

    We relaunched our website – this website – in 2021. You might want to take a look at our
    Relaunch Editorial

  • What we (usually) do?

    Take a look at the past Editions of FOTOTREFF Berlin with photographers like Peter Puklus, Feng Li, Loredana Nemes, Tobias Zielony, Jessica Backhaus, curators Sonia Voss, Matthias Harder and Felix Hoffman and soon (hopefully) Laia Abril and Jörg Colberg.
    All Editions

  • What is FOTOTREFF Berlin?

    A non-profit to promote documentary and artistic photography and the discussion about it. Best you can do: come over to one of our (usually) bimonthly evenings in Berlin. For the time being: read some notes
    About FOTOTREFF Berlin