The Third European Month of Photography in Berlin take place from 1 to 30 November 2008. For the first time it comes with a motto – 'Never seen before' is its proud claim, and it has inspired the delight in discovery and innovative imagination of the institutions taking part. More than 130 galleries, project rooms, museums and cultural institutes are involved this year, promising a packed series of exhibitions, private views, events, symposiums and workshops. For a period of 30 days the concentrated programme will draw attention to the medium of photography, offering the public new and unusual insights and giving the international photographic scene a platform for discussion.
Besides the many exhibitions and events distributed at venues throughout the city, the Month of Photography is offering two central locations this year as well:
The Berlinische Galerie in Kreuzberg, with the exhibitions 'Mutations II – Moving Stills', 'Soweit das Auge reicht – Berliner Panorama-Fotografien aus den Jahren 1951 – 1952' and 'Hans Robertson – Die Berliner Jahre. Fotografien 1927 – 1933' .The Third Month of Photography was solemnly opened here on Saturday, 1 November at 7.00 pm in the presence of the Governing Mayor of Berlin. At the same time the Award of the European Month of Photography, provided by Alcatel, was awarded in Berlin for the first time.
The Uferhallen in Berlin-Wedding, with five exhibitions from the field of contemporary photography. Here the opening will take place on Saturday, 8 November at 6.00 pm. Starting from Sunday, 9 November and on the following three weekends, the Uferhallen will also be hosting various events, symposiums, screenings and conferences dealing with different aspects and issues of photography.
ORGANISATION: Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH - Project manager: Oliver Bätz - Curator: Thomas Friedrich - Project coordinator: Kathrin Kohle - FUNDING: Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin Senatskanzlei Kulturelle Angelegenheiten Alcatel-Lucent - PRESS WORK: Philip Krippendorff / Celia Solf - Stefan Hirtz.
See also : The Month of Photography in Paris (in french / en français)