Charlotte Clemensen: Tangled

We invite you to the opening of the photo exhibition Tangled by Charlotte Clemensen at the ufaFabrik.

There will be live music and drinks.

Opening: Thursday, December 14th 2023, 7 pm – 9:30 pm

Exhibition: December 15th, 2023 – March 4th, 2024
Visit on event days during the performances.

Location: Foyer des Theatersaals, ufaFabrik, Viktoriastr. 10-18, 12105 Berlin

Photo: Charlotte Clemensen, from "Tangled"

Opening: Pervin Dönmez: me, not me

We’d like to invite you on November 3rd at 5:30pm to the opening of master student Pervin Donmez’ exhibition “me, not me”.

Besides the photographs, Pervin will be showing the first dummy of her book which will be published next year.

Claus Rückbeil and friends will play live music and drinks will be provided.

International Photography School
Viktoriastr. 10-18
12105 Berlin

Exhibition: November 4th, 2023 – February 16th, 2024
Visit by appointment

Photo: Pervin Dönmez, from "me, not me"

Photo Basel with Gallery Monika Wertheimer

Galerie Monika Wertheimer is showing excerpts from the work “Kosmos” at booth no. 9 at photo basel.

The eight edition of photo basel art fair will take place during Art Basel week from June 12th – 18th, 2023 at Volkshaus Basel.
photo basel welcomes 38 international exhibitors – coming from 11 different countries. photo basel is one of the most prominent art fairs dedicated to photography based art.

Photo: Marc Volk, from the series "Kosmos"

100 Exhibitions

44 artists from Galerie Monika Wertheimer and Fondation Herzog show photographs from past exhibitions.


Friday, June 2, 2023, 5-8 p.m.
I will be there 🙂

Saturday, July 1, 2023, 5-8 p.m.

Opening hours:
Wed, Thu, Sat, 14-18 h
and by telephone arrangement

Gallery Monika Wertheimer
Hohestr. 134
4104 Oberwil / Basel

Photo: Marc Volk, from the series "Extinct"

Urgent Present

On Saturday, March 4, 2023, the EMOP exhibition Drängende Gegenwart opens at 7 pm at Leipziger Str. 54 in Berlin-Mitte. Drängende Gegenwart is a joint exhibition of the places of education in the field of photography in Berlin and Potsdam. The International Photography School is participating with 5 students.

Pressing Presence
c/o Leipziger Str. 54
10117 Berlin

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 7 p.m.

March 5 until March 26, 2023

Opening hours
Monday – Friday 14 – 19 h
Saturday – Sunday 14 – 18 h

Photo: Leonardo Flores Parés

Exhibition Haus am Kleistpark

On August 18, 2022, the exhibition “Was sonst noch geschah” opens at the Haus am Kleistpark in Berlin.

Maria Jauregui Ponte and Marc Volk show images from their archives in a photographic dialogue. Accompanying the exhibition is a catalog with a text by Holger Tegtmeyer.

Opening: Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Exhibition: August 19 to October 9, 2022, Tue – Sun, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday until 8 p.m.

Haus am Kleistpark
Grunewaldstr. 6-7
10823 Berlin



Foto: Maria Jauregui Ponte

What else happened

On February 16, 2022, the exhibition “Was sonst noch geschah” will open at the gallery Hinter dem Rathaus in Wismar. Maria Jauregui Ponte and Marc Volk show images from their archives in a photographic dialogue. Accompanying the exhibition is a catalog with a text by Holger Tegtmeyer.

Opening: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 1 to 5 pm

Exhibition: February 17 to March 19, 2022, Wed – Sat, 11 am to 5 pm each day

Galerie Hinter dem Rathaus
Hinter dem Rathaus 8
23966 Wismar


Photos: Marc Volk / Maria Jauregui Ponte

20/20 Future is Now

More than ten years ago, Hendrik Lietmann and Marc Volk organized an exchange of twelve photography students from Berlin and the Ruhr region. Under the theme “2020 – Can you see it?” the students dared to take a photographic look into the future in a foreign country. The result was two well-attended exhibitions in Essen and Berlin, a catalog, and a website that fortunately still exists.

In the late summer of the corona year 2020, a hard core of no less than eight of those involved at the time got back together and began to exchange ideas online about old times, current projects and corona-related life situations. The idea quickly arose to once again realize a photographic project together, this time under the title “20/20 – Future is Now“.

The new works are now shown for the first time in Utopiastadt in Wuppertal.

Opening: Saturday, November 20, 2021, 19:00.

Exhibition duration: November  21 – December 19, 2021

Opening hours: daily from 16:00 – 20:00

Location: Utopiastadt, Mirker Str. 48, 42105 Wuppertal, Germany

Photo: Marc Volk, Stars

Live Talk with Francesco Lucifora

I will participate in a discussion with the curator Francesco Lucifora. The other participating artists are Birte Kaufmann, Anastasia Khoroshilova, Loredana Nemes, Emanuel Raab, Meinrad Schade, Joachim Schumacher, Daniel Schumann and Wolfgang Zurborn.

Monday, November 15th, 2021, 7pm

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Let’s Meet On A Cloud Of Freedom

The exhibition and the opening aperitif will take place on Thursday 27 May at 16:00 at Artphilein on the ground floor of Via Pelli 13, in Lugano, Switzerland.

Photo: Marc Volk

Abgefahren – The Car in Art

From May 7 to August 29, 2021, the Künstlerhaus Marktoberdorf presents the exhibition “Abgefahren – Das Auto in der Kunst“.

Curator: Maya Heckelmann, Marktoberdorf; Co-curator: Matthias Harder, Berlin.

Contemporary photography: Clara Bahlsen, Xiomara Bender, Beni Bischof, Daniela Comani, Michael Dressel, Stephan Erfurt, Aris Georgiou, Oliver Godow, Charles Johnstone, Martin Klimas, Jens Liebchen, Serge Marcel Martinot, Arwed Messmer, Ralf Meyer, Melina Papageorgiou, Philipp von Recklinghausen, Dieter Rehm, Christian Rothmann, Marc Volk, Maurice Weiss

Painting: Ludwig Arnold, Ernst Heckelmann, Sven Kroner, Martin Paulus

Maquettes BMW Art Cars: Sandro Chia, David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol

Sculptural work: Dana Lürken

Video art: Sylvie Fleury

Photo: Marc Volk, Dirty Neighbors


TELEPHONE was launched on April 10th 2021.

It is just like the kids’ game. A message is whispered from one person to another and changes as it is passed.

We whisper a message from art form to art form. A message could become a painting, then music, then poetry, then dance. We whisper each finished work of art to multiple artists so the game branches out exponentially…

Artists from 493 cities in 72 countries participated in this game.


Photo: Marc Volk

On German and Mexican Photography

This is a joint seminar between AAVI (Mexico City) and IPS (Berlin). During a six week class we will present interesting photographic views from both countries. In each online session, the experienced artist and lecturers Beatriz Diaz and Marc Volk will present the work from a contemporary photographer from their home country in detail. After the presentation an open discussion will be held between all participants.

Also, students will be able to show a finished or in process body of work to receive well-founded critique.

This class will be taught in English. Since the number of participants from each country is limited to 6 persons, early registration is recommended.
The fee for the entire webinar is EUR 260,00.

Starting on: 10 February 2021

Photo: Marc Volk

Photo Scholarship 2020

The jury for the photo scholarship 2020, consisting of Dr Enno Kaufhold (chair), Barbara Esch Marowski, Jana Sophia Nolle and Marc Volk has decided on the scholarships for the photo scholarship of the Haus am Kleistpark 2020.

The duo Claudia Balsters/Hannah Goldstein will research Annedore Leber with “Dear Annedore” and question the role of women in the field of tension between autonomy and work, motherhood and political work with staged portraits.

Karina-Sirkku Kurz will explore the theme of “loneliness” in associative portraits and still lifes, documenting a phenomenon of social relevance.

Arwed Messmer will deal with one of Berlin’s most controversial transport projects after 1945 in his photographic-topographical investigation “Last Exit Sachsendamm”.


Photo: Arwed Messmer, from "Last Exit Sachsendamm"

innenwelt | aussenraum

Final exhibition of my last graduating class at the Neue Schule für Fotografie

Opening: October 30th, 2020, 7 p.m.
Exhibition period: December 3rd 2020 to January 31st, 2021

I supervised the graduating works of Magdalena Franke, Giedre Kuliauskaite, Olga Kuzminskaya, Milton Rojas Escheverri and Anna Stocker.

Photo: Magdalena Franke (from the work "außer mir")

Month of Photography Off

From October 15th to November 30th, 2020 the Month of Photography Off will take place for the fourth time in Berlin. There will be an extensive program with many interesting exhibitions and events throughout the city. This year I was part of the 5-member jury.

Photo: Linus Dessecker (from the work Ubiquity)

Opening of the International Photography School

In August 2020, the International Photography School opens on the premises of the UfaFabrik in Berlin-Tempelhof with an extensive study and course program for photographers. The classes will be taught by experienced lecturers and internationally successful photographers.

Here you can learn more about IPS Berlin.

Photo: Marc Volk

Cancelled: Drive Drove Driven in Tokyo Art Museum

Unfortunately, due to the Covid crisis, the group exhibition “Drive Drove Driven – Cars in Contemporary Photography”, curated by Matthias Harder, with its planned opening on April 4, 2020 at the Tokyo Art Museum is  cancelled.

Photo: Marc Volk, Dirty Neighbors

Extinct in the Gallery Monika Wertheimer

From January 24th 2020 I will be represented with a picture from the work Extinct in the group exhibition “See You Again” at the Galerie Monika Wertheimer in Basel.

Opening: 24 January 2020, 5-8pm
Duration of the exhibition: 25 January until 21 February 2020


Photo: Marc Volk, from the work Extinct

Behind The Sun, Graduating Exhibition #26

Graduating Exhibition #26 with students of Eva Bertram, Eva Maria Ocherbauer and Marc Volk

Vernissage: Friday, 13 December 2019, 7pm
Exhibition: 14 December 2019 to 26 January 2020
Gallery Opening Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 1 to 6pm
Closed from 23 Dec to 5 Jan

Ekaterina Bodyagina, Sebastian Eichelberger, Franziska Feist, Michi Reinhardt und David Zohar

Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin
Brunnenstraße 188-190
D-10119 Berlin

Poto: Michi Reinhardt, from the work Fatum

Passagiere in the exhibition “Beyond the Wall”

Between November 1990 and July 1991, I photographed people in the Berlin subway. Passengers move between East and West, between hope and fear, between nostalgia and departure, between learned certainties and new ideas, and perhaps also between old homes and new homes. These pictures will now be shown for the first time in the exhibition Beyond the Wall.

For the exhibition, the book Passagiere (mv edition, 86 pages with 46 illustrations) with a text by Matthias Harder will be published.

Opening: 2 November 2019, 6 pm
Exhibition duration: 3 November to 8 December 2019

Foto: Marc Volk, 1991

Teens-Workshop at C/O Berlin

Frozen Moments and Long Exposures

Time 11 am – 4:30 pm
Age 14–17 Years
Fee 50 euros incl. snack . Reduction possible
Registration Frauke Menzinger .
Team Marc Volk and Frauke Menzinger
Language German

Foto: Marc Volk (from: Speed, 2003)

Guided Tour Vonovia Award 2018

Zuhause – Vonovia Award für Fotografie 2018

Guided tour and discussion with Dr. Matthias Harder and Marc Volk
Wednesday, 12 June, 2019, 7 pm

Kunstmuseum Bochum
Kortumstr. 147
44777 Bochum

Photo: Norman Hoppenheit, Dreesch, Schwerin, 2016/17

The Neue Schule für Fotografie featured in the Abendschau

On Saturday, 4 May 2019, Christian Titze from the rbb spent more than two hours in the Neue Schule für Fotografie and filmed a feature for Abendschau on the current exhibition, analogue photography and our Open House.

Innards, Final Exhibition #25

Final exhibition supervised by Eva Bertram, Eva Maria Ocherbauer, and Marc Volk

Nili Raz Almog, Almut Benedix, Carsten Horn, Fabienne Huth, Tobias Klatt, Tobias Ortmann, Johanna Ribbe, Jo Ann Stuhr, Sophia Vogel, Michael Wick

Opening: Friday, 29 March 2019, 7pm

Duration: 30 March to 5 May 2019
Opening times: Thursday to Sunday, 1 to 6pm

Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin
Brunnenstraße 188-190
D-10119 Berlin

Foto: Almut Benedix

Discussion Vonovia Award 2018

Zuhause – Vonovia Award für Fotografie 2018

Discussion between Dr. Matthias Harder and Marc Volk
Sunday, 17 March 2019, 12:00

Kommunale Galerie
Hohenzollerndamm 176
10713 Berlin

Photo: Nana Heitmann


Photo: Nana Heitmann

Study travel to Mexico City

Study trip with 5 students of the Neue Schule für Fotografie to Mexico City. There, the participants stay with photography students of our partner school AAVI and work on individual photographic projects. The return visit of the Mexican students will take place in November 2019.

Cosmos at Art Karlsruhe

Cosmos on Art Karlsruhe, Classical Modernism and Contemporary Art with the gallery Monika Wertheimer

Photo: Monika Wertheimer

Staged, Constructed, Real

Staged, Constructed, Real in the Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin
Selected Work of the International Class Vol. 1, curated by Susanne Holschbach and Marc Volk

Brenda Alamilla, Rodrigo Alejandro Alcocer de Garay, Nelle Andersen, Tegwen Evans, Hengame Hosseini, Keith Shuaib

The exhibition “Staged, Constructed, Real” presents current works by six of our former international students. The artists engage in very individual and surprising ways with the dramaturgical, constructive and depictive qualities of the photographic medium. The works not only reflect upon the conditions and possibilities of photography but illustrate with both playfulness and subtlety the large potential of the forms of presentation of photographic images in the era of screens and displays.

Foto: Rodrigo Alcocer de Garay

C/O Teens Workshop: Aus dem Nichts

C/O Teens Workshop

Out of nowhere: Analogue photography

24./25 November 2018, 11:00–16:30, 14–17 years
Team: Marc Volk and Frauke Menzinger

Cosmos at Neue Schule für Fotografie

Kosmos, Einblicke, Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin

Eva Bertram, Ben Chislett, Ulrich Hagel, Susanne Holschbach, Georg Jaenisch, Bertram Kober, Ute Lindner, Maren Mittentzwey, Bodo Müller, Natascha Pötz, Eckart Pscheidl-Jeschke, Arne Reinhardt, Manfred Schmalriede, Ina Schröder, Marc Volk

A considerable part of our work is clearly dedicated to our students. Nevertheless, the creative and diverse team running the show behind the scenes of Neue Schule für Fotografie is composed of more than a dozen photographers, artists and experts in their fields. We all have other jobs and work on our own projects. Some of us travel a lot, and we cover very different areas of photography and art in and beyond Berlin.

This exhibition gives a small insight into our own work not only to the general public, but also to our students, colleagues, and any enthusiasts fascinated by the wide range of applicability of our medium.

Presentation at conference of DFA

Lecture and presentation at the annual conference of the Deutsche Fotografische Akademie (DFA) on 22 April 2018 from 2 pm in the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf.

Perspectives #3 at Neue Schule für Fotografie

Perspectives #3 at Neue Schule für Fotografie
curated by Marc Volk

Linus Dessecker, Yasmin Opielok Enge, Hengame Hosseini, Maria Jauregui Ponte, Saskia Uppenkamp

Five former students of the Neue Schule für Fotografie show their current photographic work in Perspectives # 3: commissioned photographs for magazines, documentary book projects, subjective picture narrations, spontaneous portraits and conceptual art. In this diversity, the exhibition reflects the range of photography studies at our school.

Photo: Hengame Hosseini

Dirty Neighbors at FO.KU.S in Innsbruck

Dirty Neighbors, Drive Drove Driven, Cars in Contemporary Photography, FO.KU.S, Innsbruck

For over 100 years, the car has determined the everyday lives of people, fascinated and polarized as a cult object or environmental killer. In contemporary art, international photographers have made the subject of the car manifold.
Cars are projection surfaces for wishes, symbols for freedom, design wonders and erotic status symbols. In contemporary art, it is always central image subject such as Andy Warhol or Gabriel Orozco.
In the exhibition, curated by Matthias Harder for Omaha, Nebraska, and adapted for the FO.KU.S, the range of today’s artistic approaches is exemplarily presented with completely different individual works and picture series. It shows a multi-layered image of society in our automotive present, away from the gloss of advertising photography, a kaleidoscope between fascination and criticism. The exhibition focuses on the way into a highly technical but uncertain mobile future.

Unendlich, Final exhibition at Neue Schule für Fotografie

Unendlich, Abschlussausstellung #24
Abschlussklassen betreut von Eva Maria Ocherbauer, Bertram Kober und Marc Volk

Alicia Louisot, Charlotte Eberwein, Kim Lara Ehmer, Markus Feicht und Rahel Preisser.

Foto: Kim Lara Ehmer

Dirty Neighbors at Kommunale Galerie Berlin

Dirty Neighbors, Drive Drove Driven, Cars in Contemporary Photography, curated by Dr. Matthias Harder, Kommunale Galerie Berlin

Morgen ist überall, Final exhibition #23

Morgen ist überall, Abschlussausstellung #23
Abschlussklassen betreut von Eva Maria Ocherbauer, Bertram Kober und Marc Volk

Cornelius M Bütow, Dominykas Kersulis, Sophie Mercedes Köchert, Benjamin Kummer und Roberta Stein.

Photo: Cornelius M Bütow

Dirty Neighbors in The Moving Gallery, Omaha, USA

Dirty Neighbors, Drive Drove Driven, Cars in Contemporary Photography, The Moving Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Camera Plana in Haus am Kleistpark

Camera Plana, Single exhibition in  Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin

10 Years Neue Schule für Fotografie

10 Years Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin, curated by Marc Volk

We are looking forward to a special event: in mid-July we celebrated the 10th birthday of the Neue Schule für Fotografie. The exhibition in the school’s own gallery: Over 200 photos show people, situations and sensations from an exciting 10 years of school life.

10 years ago, the International Academy for Photography e.V. was founded as a sponsor of the Neue Schule für Fotografie in Berlin. Since then, hundreds of photography enthusiasts from countless countries have studied with us. More than 150 graduates from Eva Bertram, Eva Maria Ocherbauer, Bertram Kober and Marc Volk were supervised in 20 final classes. For over three years, the “International Class” has offered English-speaking students the opportunity to study at the Neue Schule für Fotografie.

Photo: Bertram Kober

C/O Teens Workshop: Develop and enlarge

C/O Teens Workshop

Develop and enlarge

5/6 November 2016, 11:00–16:30, 14–17 years
Team: Marc Volk and Frauke Menzinger

Photogram: Marlene Loewa

Talking About Photography

Talking About Photography in Berlin

Talking About Photography lässt die Protagonisten der Berliner Fotoszene zu Wort kommen. Die filmischen Interviews geben Einblicke in die Biografien der Beteiligten und behandeln Fragen zur fotografischen Ausbildung, zur Fotografie in Deutschland und in Berlin, zur Fotografie im Spannungsfeld zwischen Kunst und Kommerz sowie zeitgenössische Tendenzen mit einem Ausblick auf die Zukunft des Mediums.

Programm 4. Oktober:
19.00 – 20.00 Talking About Photography in Berlin (Compilation, Teil 1)
20.00 – 20.30 Diskussionsrunde mit Michael Biedowicz, Barbara Esch Marowski und Eva Maria Ocherbauer
20.30 – 21.45 Getränkepause
21.45 – 22.30 Talking about Photography in Berlin (vollständiges Interview mit Felix Hoffmann)

Programm 11. Oktober:
19.00 – 20.00 Talking About Photography in Berlin (Compilation, Teil 2)
20.00 – 20.30 Diskussionsrunde mit Espen Eichhöfer, Jan von Holleben und Felix Hoffmann
20.30 – 21.45 Getränkepause
21.45 – 22.30 Talking about Photography in Berlin (vollständiges Interview mit Christiane Stahl)

Shoes at Neue Schule für Fotografie

SHOES, curated by Marc Volk, Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin

Alexa Alyssa Aufmkolk, Almut Benedix, Melanie Bohn, Cornelius Bütow, Charlotte Eberwein, Kim Lara Ehmer, Markus Feicht, Tomohiro Hanada, Hengame Hosseini, Yaman Kargin, Alicia Louisot, Tabea Przybilla, Nelle Renberg, Loris M. G. Rizzo

Vierzehn ausgewählte Studierende aus den Fachklassen und der International Class zeigen ihre konzeptuell sehr unterschiedlichen fotografischen Arbeiten, die zum Modethema SHOES im Unterricht entstanden sind.

Photo: Tomohiro Hanada

Extinct at Photobastei in Zürich
Extinct, Photobastei, Zürich, CH

Extinct in WILD, Plaza Gallery, Tokio, Japan

Extinct in WILD – Animals in Contemporary Photography, Plaza Gallery, Tokio, Japan

Final exhibition Point of View

POV Point of View, Ausstellung der Abschlussklasse, Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin

Mit Arbeiten von Joana Dias, Paquita Maria Etter, Corinna Christa Hengelein, Nancy Kelch, Katharina Lonitz, Sebastian Peise, Elena Sakoula, Emil Levy Z. Schramm, Carlitos Trujillo

Photo: Elena Sakoula

Neglected at gallery Monika Wertheimer

Neglected, Einzelausstellung in der Galerie Monika Wertheimer, Basel, CH

Berlin Mexico 2014 at Neue Schule für Fotografie

BERLIN MEXICO 2014, Fotografische Ergebnisse des Austauschs zwischen der Neuen Schule für Fotografie in Berlin und der AAVI in Mexico-City

Extinct at Alfred Erhardt Stiftung

Extinct in WILD – animals in contemporary photography, Alfred Erhardt Stiftung, Berlin

Wanted at Photobastei

Wanted, Photobastei, Zürich, CH

Public Privacy in the Galerie im Rathaus Tempelhof

Public Privacy,  Einzelausstellung in der Galerie im Rathaus Tempelhof, Berlin

Winner of the international photo competition “My Secret Life”

Wanted, My Secret Life, C/O Berlin, Berlin