Photo: Magarete Caspari

Tatiana Abarzúa

Born and raised in Caracas. Environmental engineer and journalist. Professional drive for the energy transition took her to Berlin. In photography she is interested in people and initiatives that realise and demand an eco-social transition. In addition, she is always enthusiastic about discovering new paths in Berlin and capturing details and moods in pictures.

Lars Bauer

Born in the Hamburg catchment area, the landscape architect discovered his love for Berlin at an early age. After a rather short stay, he was drawn to the big wide world until he landed back in the capital in 2016. At the camera, his focus is on nature and street photography. For a good photo you can see him seal around on the ground for half a day to take a picture of a 6-legged friend, but his eye for detail is always sharpened in urban surroundings too.

Magarete Caspari

Has lived in Berlin for around 40 years. She studied social and business communication at the HdK-Berlin. The interest in photography was aroused during her school days and accompanied her during her studies with a focus on audiovisual design. In the current professional activity in the field of public relations at a social agency, self-made photos play an important role in the print area but increasingly also in the online area. Depending on the situation, she takes photos with a SLR and a compact camera. She uses often the smartphone for social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In addition to professional activity, free photographic work is created.

René Greffin

Born in Berlin, he holds a degree in social sciences. For 20 years, he has loved taking concert photos at small venues and doing band photography. He regularly publishes his concert photos online at berlinbeat. org. He has various international print publications in magazines, books, LPs and CDs. Before completing his training at the Photography Centre of the Gilberto- Bosques-Volkshochschule Friedrichshain- Kreuzberg between 2017 and 2019, he has had several exhibitions in Berlin and the Netherlands. The motivation for his photography always lies in the productive encounter between people.

Andreas Helle

From East Westphalia. A resident of Berlin since 2000, he previously lived and worked in Gießen, Bielefeld, London, Belfast, Shanghai, Frankfurt am Main, and Brussels. Historian, sociologist, speech writer and political adviser. Various academic and political publications. Photography is a very recent passion for him. Helle recognizes its potential to give a fresh perspective on social, cultural and material forces, which change the way we live.

Björn Hoffmann

As a historian, philosopher and digital pioneer, Björn Hoffmann found his way from text to image late, but is now so fascinated by the power and depth of the images that he tries to bring everything from portrait to architectural photography into an artistic and pictorial expression. In a modification of Aby Warburg’s self-assessment, whom he greatly admires, he is also: Rhinelander by birth, Berliner by choice and Neapolitan at heart.

Katharina Hohaus

In 2013 she came from North Rhine-Westphalia to Berlin, without knowing what to expect. Now she is still here. Meanwhile an ethnologist and maker at the Tiny House. In search of community and the right mix of craft and art. Katharina thinks objectivity is an illusion, and reality is what we make of it. She takes photographs to experience how rich the world is in perspectives and angles. Whether with an analogue camera, the digital SLR or a selfmade pinhole camera. There is room for experimentation everywhere.

Britta Indorf

Grew up in the countryside. In the spring of 1989, she came to Berlin to study. Since then she has been living in a big city. What fascinates her about photography is the interplay of light; brightness and darkness. Her favorite photo subjects are “couples”. Why do I take pictures? To capture the magical moments and the light. What do I want to achieve with the pictures? To capture significant moments of life.

Lotte Kobel

Born and raised in Hamburg, she worked in Israel and Zimbabwe for over two years after leaving school, started there taking pictures. Back in Germany she studied, got a degree in human medicine in Hamburg and one in scenic writing at the HdK Berlin. She worked for many years as a resident physician for psychosomatic medicine and currently as a lecturer and science journalist. She rejects the notion of the objectivity of photography. She photographs out of curiosity and a passion for collecting, sometimes out of speechlessness.


Marco Leßner

Born in Berlin and raised in Münsterland, he moved back to the capital in 2006 to study. A single moment can tell a whole story. He tries to capture this moment with the camera, which makes photography exciting and varied for him. His passion is documentary, reportage and street photography. In particular portraits, urban social issues and current events are part of his photographic work.

Reinhardt Stuhr

He grew up in Oldenburg on the border with East Frisia, moving to Berlin after working in Frankfurt am Main and Lübeck. He was already interested in photography during his studies. For example, he photographically documented the limitations of recycling plastic packaging. In recent times, this has been followed by a photographic examination of environmental issues. This interest is expressed in the portraits of selected activists.

Sarah Wiltschek

She came to Berlin to study and stayed. She photographs people on the street and in their everyday life. It is the uncompromising and absolute moments of human encounters that touches her deeply and drives her to document our time of upheaval and social change in personal portraits.

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Ann-Christine Jansson

Born in Sweden, lives and works in Berlin. Since 1980, she has been a freelance photojournalist, both for international newspapers and magazines and for various German magazines such as „Stern“. Publications in numerous book publications. Her photographs have been presented in many solo and group exhibitions. She has also curated several exhibitions. She was also picture editor for „Svenska Dagbladet“, Sweden, and „taz. die tageszeitung“, Berlin. Teaching Photography at the Photocentrum of the Department of Photography at the Gilberto Bosques Volkshochschule Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Graduated in art history, education and sociology at Stockholm University.


Photojournalism means approaching the foreign, getting involved and reacting to unforeseen situations. Above all, it means creating proximity to the counterpart, treating them with respect and revealing this. The images that are then taken are a result of the tension between proximity and distance. Most importantly, Photojournalism means taking a position and clearly showing it in the photographic narratives.

Ann-Christine Jansson


Seit Michael Schmidt (1945-2014) Ende der 1970er Jahre die Werkstatt für Photographie an der Volkshochschule Kreuzberg gründete und als nicht akademische Ausbildungsstätte für künstlerische Fotografie in Europa und den USA bekannt machte, hat die Beschäftigung mit der Fotografie in Kreuzberg einen hohen Stellenwert. Etwa 1000 Personen im Jahr besuchen Kurse und Projektklassen am Photocentrum der Gilberto Bosques Volkshochschule Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Unter den Absolventen der Klasse Reportage-fotografie finden sich Preisträger der „Jungen deutschen Fotografie“, des UNICEF-Fotos des Jahres 2011 und des Henri-Nannen-Preises für die beste Fotoreportage 2012.