f3 – MASTERCLASS EXHIBIT! – From the Idea to the Picture on the Wall

Katharina Mouratidi 

13. October 2023 31. August 2024

The f3 – MASTERCLASS EXHIBIT! – From the Idea to the Picture on the Wall is aimed at photographers and photo artists who are currently working on a freelance project or are considering the idea of exhibiting their work. For ten months, Katharina Mouratidi, the Artistic Director of f– freiraum für fotografie, will supervise the participants’ projects (5 blocks of 2 days each + 2 days of exhibition construction/presentation); the projects may still be in the early stages or already advanced.

From conception to production to presentation and distribution, a photographic project must meet numerous requirements in order to be shown. Municipal galleries, renowned museums, the public space or the Internet: Each presentation location places different content-related and technical demands on photographers.

In addition to a coherent exhibition concept, an aesthetically outstanding visual language and professional implementation, the projects must transport relevant topics in a catchy way and appeal to a wide, diverse audience in both form and content. Additional components, such as publications, multimedia presentations and concepts for education and outreach work, increase the chances of attracting the attention of curators and museum directors to their own work.

The know-how required for this as well as the various aspects of the conception and realization of an exhibition in cooperation with a national or international exhibition institution are the subject of the f3 – MASTERCLASS EXHIBIT! The lecturer Katharina Mouratidi, Artistic Director of f– freiraum für fotografie, has been conceiving, planning and realizing exhibitions with the most diverse cooperation partners in Germany and abroad for over 25 years. Together with her, the participants develop concepts for their individual exhibition projects and present their projects at the end of the masterclass at f– freiraum für fotografie.

Katharina Mouratidi is the Artistic Director of f– freiraum für fotografie. Located near Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg, the exhibition venue presents outstanding photography exhibitions on the current issues of our time, including renowned positions in the history of photography, but also young emerging photographers and photo artists. Accompanying exhibitions are regular talks, discussion events and workshops.

In her function, Katharina Mouratidi has been planning, curating and realizing photography exhibitions and projects on socially relevant topics for many years, including: A Life In Death by American photographer Nancy Borowick (2017), The Heavens by Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti (2018), Where Love is Illegal by Robin Hammond (2018), Greenpeace Photo Award with works by Pablo E. Piovano and Ian Willms (2019), ZEIT-ZEUG:INNEN – Icons of Photojournalism (2020), HIDDEN – Animals in the Anthropocene (2021), Ruth Orkin – A Photo Spirit (2021/2022), and Tina Modotti – Revolution and Passion (2022/2023).

Katharina Mouratidi is a jury member of numerous international prizes and awards, including: BarTur Photo Award, Lumix Festival Awards, Swiss Photo Award, Robert Capa Photography Grand Prize Hungary, Lotto Brandenburg Art Prize Photography. Further information: www.fhochdrei.org

SCOPE: 12 teaching days of 7 hours each, always Friday/Saturday
DURATION: October 2023 – August 2024
BEGINNING: October 13/14, 2023
DATES: Dec. 8/9, 2023, Feb. 16/17, April 19/20, June 14/15 + 2 days in Aug. 2024
FINAL EXHIBITION: f– freiraum für fotografie, scheduled for mid/end of August 2024.
LOCATION: f– freiraum für fotografie, Waldemarstraße 17, 10179 Berlin, Germany
COST: 1.500 €; VAT will not be charged due to § 4 Nr. 22 UStG.
PAYMENT: 800 € upon enrollment; 350 € before the second date; 350 € before the third date.

APPLICATION: Deadline for application is September 1, 2023, 11:59 pm
Please send the following documents to masterclass@fhochdrei.org:
– Curriculum vitae incl. documentation of previous projects, exhibitions, books, publications (max. 2 Din A4 pages)
– Portfolio of approx. 20 photographs
– Exposé of the project you would like to realize within the framework of the Masterclass (max. 1 Din A4 page)

The selection of participants will be made by September 14, 2023.

Photo: © Heike Overberg.