BERLIN PHOTO WEEK: In Dialogue with Berlin through Photography

A week of world-class photography showcased in Berlin

September 08th, 2022
Maria Asklund, News from Berlin
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Opening on September 4th and ending on the 9th, this year’s BERLINPHOTOWEEK exhibits photography from a wide diversity of artists from all over the world.

This September, BERLINPHOTOWEEK has partnered with Magnum Photos, an internationally renowned photo and photography agency, and other collaborators in Berlin to celebrate the art of photography. Numerous exhibitions, conferences, workshops, book signings and talks await those who are interested. The week is based in the Treptow Arena until 4th September, but will also take place on other cultural sites in Berlin until the 9th, such as the Helmut Newton Foundation, the Reinbeckhallen, CHAUSSEE 36, the Loock Galerie, the Galerie Buchkunst Berlin, f3 – freiraum für fotografie and finally the Robert Morat Galerie. In this sense, Art Director Benjamin Jäger underlines “Berlin’s role as one of the most important metropolises for photography”.

In fact, the BERLINPHOTOWEEK takes place during Magnum Photos 75th anniversary. This year’s motto is “in dialogue”, and according to Global Exhibitions Director of Magnum Photos, Andréa Holzherr, the aim is to create a dialogue between Berlin and its public.

Among a myriad of other photographers, the Mexican documentary photographer and associate member of Magnum Photography is Yael Martínez. With his series “La Casa que sangra”, he explores the drug-cartel related violence that has shaken Mexico and left its citizens emotionally scarred. By bridging the social and the cultural, Martínez addresses communities in Mexico and has now brought his work overseas. Another displaying artist is the German documentary photographer Nanna Heitmann, who is based in Moscow. Her exhibition theme is Russian Propaganda: “War is Peace”, which also calls attention to current events troubling our world.


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