Vielen Dank auch an alle weiteren Teilnehmer:innen: Kseniia Apresian, Laura Brichta, Daniel Chatard, Alexandra-Julia Corcode, Olena Denysyuk, Marvin Dreblow, Anastasiya Dubrovina, Michael Galian, Tim Gassauer, Sarah Grethe, Christian Herb, Nick Jaussi, Sergey Karpov, Natalia Kepesz, Josh Kern, Lars Klingenberg, Damian Lemanski, David Löffler, Ludwig Nikulski, Marlene Pfau, Klaus Leo Richter, Louis Roth, Jana Rothe, Anja Marie Scholze, Max Ernst Stockburger, Lisa Strautmann, Marvin Systermans, Anna Tihanyi, Tatsiana Tkachova, Altay Tuz, Oliver Ullrich, Angelina Vernetti, Stig Marlon Weston, Chiara Wettmann, Sascha Wolters, Ekaterina Zershchikova.
Wir sind sehr gespannt, was wir in Zukunft noch von diesen talentierten Fotograf:innen und Fotokünstler:innen sehen werden. Ein besonderer Dank gilt auch unseren internationalen Sichter:innen für ihren Einsatz und ihr Engagement.
Es war ein spannender Tag mit vielen neuen und inspirierenden Begegnungen!
At the international Portfolio Review of the Friends of the House of Photography in cooperation with FUTURES, 39 aspiring photographers and young professionals presented their current portfolios to 17 photography experts during the 8th Triennial of Photography in Hamburg. The experts from the world of art, media, science, advertising and the Triennial gave valuable feedback to the participants in one-on-one meetings. The "Open Portfolio Walk" enabled the viewers as well as participants and interested parties to view all works, to network and to exchange ideas.
In the end, the judges chose their 3 favourite portfolios. The winners are Tamara Eckhardt, Agnieszka Sejud and Magnus Terhorst. Congratulations!
The experts Prof. Christoph Bangert, Alexa Becker, Gabriella Beckhurst, Denis Brudna, Ángel Luis González Fernández, Prof. Dr. Karen Fromm, Teona Gogichaishvili, Anna Gripp, Silke Güldner, Anja Kneller, Celina Lunsford, Giangavino Pazzola, Ashfika Rahman, Cecilia Reynoso, Ingo Taubhorn, István Virágvölgyi und Paula Winkler were enthusiastic and convinced by the diversity and strength of the works.
We thought that three values were most important for us when selecting Tamara Eckhardt’s work:
visuality – All of her images are well composed strong statements, powerful pictures interesting even for their visual merits only.
tradition – Tamara taps into the long-standing and valuable tradition of documentary photography and furthers the field.
engagement – By returning to the same community at different times she shows a great example of commitment towards the community she portrays.
István Virágvölgyi, Curator at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center Budapest, Hungary
Agnieszka Sejud's practice stood out as multifaceted, hyper creative, and most importantly politically engaged; she is an artist addressing contemporary concerns producing work as a photographer, visual artist, activist, and she is part of artistic duo KWAS. From identity and personal freedom to systems of oppressions, Agnieszka questions critically the many rules that constitute a given reality that may come with many failings, and she does so in a most personal way.
Ángel Luis González Fernández, Designer & Artist, Director PhotoIreland
We are glad to honor the series “Definition von Glück“ by Magnus Terhorst today.
The photographer tackles a serious issue that runs through all of society and he manages to do so sometimes even with a twinkle in his eye: The consumption of alcohol. Magnus points out the phenomenon that the nomination of Wine Queens and Beer Queens seems completely fine, while it is unimaginable to do so in the case of any other drug - with the approval of the larger part of society.
He photographs alcohol as a leisurely companion that elevates our get-togethers. He portrays people who suffered from serious alcohol abuse and tells their stories. And more than that, he seems to photograph anything in between.
A remarkable work that is to be continued. Congratulations to the series as it is at this stage!
Alexa Becker, Photography Coach / Consultant, Editor Kehrer Verlag
& Teona Gogichaishvili, Curator Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival, Georgia
Many thanks to all other participants as well: Kseniia Apresian, Laura Brichta, Daniel Chatard, Alexandra-Julia Corcode, Olena Denysyuk, Marvin Dreblow, Anastasiya Dubrovina, Michael Galian, Tim Gassauer, Sarah Grethe, Christian Herb, Nick Jaussi, Sergey Karpov, Natalia Kepesz, Josh Kern, Lars Klingenberg, Damian Lemanski, David Löffler, Ludwig Nikulski, Marlene Pfau, Klaus Leo Richter, Louis Roth, Jana Rothe, Anja Marie Scholze, Max Ernst Stockburger, Lisa Strautmann, Marvin Systermans, Anna Tihanyi, Tatsiana Tkachova, Altay Tuz, Oliver Ullrich, Angelina Vernetti, Stig Marlon Weston, Chiara Wettmann, Sascha Wolters, Ekaterina Zershchikova.
We are very excited about what we will continue to see from these talented photographers and photo artists in the future. A special thanks also to our international experts for their dedication and commitment.
It was an exciting day with many new and inspiring encounters!