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Portfolio-Review: SICHTBAR

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Cologne is a photography metropolis. And SICHTBAR is the portfolio review as part of the Photoszene Festival. Photographers are cordially invited to submit their portfolios and discuss their own photographic work with renowned reviewers from the artistic and museum context, from galleries and publishers, and from universities too.

SICHTBAR will take place on 19 September 2014 at the Photographic Collection/SK Stiftung Kultur and costs 90 Euro. Three of a total of 17 photography experts will talk about your work with you for 20 minutes each time. To take part, send us your application by 5 September 2014. E-mail us your contact details, a short CV and two series of photographs comprising a maximum of 10 pictures each and each with a short description:
We'll also need your choice of reviewers, of course. Please indicate five favourites, we'll guarantee you at least one of them!

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Boris Becker

Boris Becker.jpg Boris Becker is an internationally famous artist who has taught, among others, at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne and at the University of the Arts in Bremen. He founded his publishing house “Sprungturm Verlag” in 2011. He is particularly interested in young talents and non-commercial projects.

Peter Bitzer

Peter Bitzer.jpg Peter Bitzer is managing director of the reportage picture agency Laif. His main interest lies in photojournalism, reportage and documentary photography.

Gabriele Conrath-Scholl

Gabie Conrath-Scholl.jpg Gabriele Conrath-Scholl has been director of the Photographic Collection/SK Stiftung Kultur since 2007. Her attention lies in presentation and sequencing possibilities in exhibitions and book publications.

Frank Dürrach

Frank Duerrach.jpg Frank Dürrach is co-founder of the Fotoakademie-Koeln. His focus is on the communicative intention behind photography. In addition he examines the styles that are currently shaping the market and how photographers can successfully evolve further.

Michael Ebert

Micheal Ebert.jpg Michael Ebert is a freelance photographer and publicist as well as chairman of the “Image” section of the German Photographic Society (DGPh). He teaches on the photojournalism and documentary photography course at the University of Hanover and is head of the picture journalism course at the ...

Barbara Engelbach

Barbara Engelbach.jpg Dr. Barbara Engelbach has been a curator at Museum Ludwig in Cologne since 2004, responsible for contemporary art, photography and media art. Her publications and exhibitions are dedicated to art in the public space and to media theory issues.

Tim Giesen

Tim Giesen.jpg Tim Giesen has been working at the “Meire und Meiré” agency since 2005. His publications include “kid’s wear Magazine”, “brand eins”, “032c”, “ARCH+”, “Garage Magazine” and “Interview Magazin”. He has an enthusiasm for all photographic genres.

Beate Gütschow

Beate Guetschow.jpg Beate Gütschow is an artist and professor of Artistic Photography at the “Academy of Media Arts, Cologne” (KHM). Her focuses lie on conceptual photography, photographic theory and documentary photography.

Klaus Honnef

Klaus Honnef.jpg Klaus Honnef is an art critic and emeritus professor of photography theory at the Art Academy, Kassel. Among others he organized “Documenta 5/6”. He is particularly interested in images that do not too openly flaunt the claim of “art”.

Michael Kaune

Michael Kaune.jpg Michael Kaune is co-founder of the gallery Kaune, Posnik, Spohr and, as its publisher and creative director, responsible for the visual language of “QVEST Magazin”. He concentrates on contemporary photography.

Oliver Rausch

Oliver Rausch.jpg Oliver Rausch is co-founder of the Fotoakademie-Koeln. He has worked for advertising agencies and magazines, additionally as a freelance artist. The technical realization of a project is always of importance to him.

Markus Schaden

Markus Schaden.jpg Markus Schaden founded Schaden Verlag, a publisher specializing in photography, and the photobook traders He is a teacher at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (KHM), and a lecturer at Cologne’s “Lichtblick School”. Schaden is known ...

Tina Schelhorn

Tina Schelhorn.jpg Tina Schelhorn has been running the photo gallery Lichtblick in Cologne together with Wolfgang Zurborn for almost 30 years. She values dialogue with international festivals and has published numerous books, catalogues and texts on photographic topics.

Claudia Schubert // Die Photographische Sammlung/ SK Stiftung Kultur

Claudia Schubert.jpg Claudia Schubert is an art historian and scientific employee and curator at the Photographic Collection/SK Stiftung Kultur. Documentary photography, with outlooks onto the artistic experimental field, is her particular concern.

Carmen Strzelecki

Carmen Strzelecki.jpg Carmen Strzelecki founded the Grafikstudio Carmen Strzelecki and the publisher StrzeleckiBooks, which has evolved into a big name in the art and culture area. She not only works with renowned artists, but additionally specifically promotes young positions in the visual arts and photography. ...

Nadia van der Grinten

Nadia van der Grinten.jpg Nadia van der Grinten manages the photography-specialized Van der Grinten gallery in Cologne. Among others, she was responsible from 2002 until 2010 for the presence of “Paris Photo”. She is particularly interested in long-term photo projects, in the topic of “man and space”, and in ...

Wolfgang Zurborn

Wolfgang Zurborn.jpg Wolfgang Zurborn is an internationally renowned photographer who runs the Lichtblick photo gallery together with Tina Schelhorn. He teaches photography at various universities in Germany and abroad and at his own “Lichtblick School”. He is particularly interested in an open point of view and the ...

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