Katharina Mouratidi 

9. October 2021 10. October 2021 , 10:00

Traditional markets for professional photographers have declined in recent years; the income is hardly high enough to cover one’s own living expenses, let alone to finance freelance photographic projects. Photographers are therefore dependent on other sources to cover the costs of their long-term projects and their publication in exhibitions and photo books. In the future, alternative strategies for acquiring funding will become increasingly important, such as cooperating with funding institutions, foundations and sponsors, submitting project applications to private and public sponsors, crowdfunding and marketing one’s own work via web platforms and collectives.

The workshop provides an insight into the different ways of financing projects and teaches the basics for successfully acquiring funding. In addition to extensive theoretical input on the topic, concepts for acquiring funding for the participants’ projects will be developed.

Katharina Mouratidi is the artistic director of f³ – freiraum für fotografie. Located near Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg, f³ – freiraum für fotografie presents outstanding photography exhibitions on the current issues of our time, including renowned positions in the history of photography as well as young, up-and-coming image authors. These exhibitions are accompanied by regular talks with photographers, discussion events and workshops.

In her function, Katharina Mouratidi has been planning, curating and realising 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) and HIDDEN – Animals in the Anthropocene (2021).

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

SCOPE: 2 teaching days à 6 hours plus breaks | Online
DATE: 9 + 10 October 2021
Maximum 14 participants
LOCATION: Online, as a ZOOM conference
COST: 160 €; VAT will not be charged due to § 4 Nr. 22 UStG.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: Deadline for registration is 1 October 2021.
ATTENTION: The Training will be held in German. Places will be allocated according to receipt of registration!

Please send the following documents for registration to
Curriculum vitae incl. documentation of previous projects, exhibitions, books, publications (max. 2 A4 pages).

Photo: © GfHF, 2021.