European Month of Photography

Once again, one of Berlin’s favourite artistic events returns to the city with the European Month of Photography (EMOP), which launched on October 1st and runs right through until the end of the month. EMOP is hosted by C/O Berlin and will feature workshops, talks, panel sessions, author and artist signings and more.




Globally esteemed photographers, gallery owners and curators, media professionals and authors will attend and participate and local artists who applied earlier this year will be able to have their portfolio professionally reviewed in one-on-one sessions by experts in the field. European Month of Photography deals with all aspects of the craft – from capturing and producing images to the use of them in the media and public space. The technical and commercial aspects of photography are changing rapidly and the way we share, categorise and preserve our visual imagery is an essential topic. The opening days of the event are for amateurs, students, industry people and photography professionals with a range of things in the calendar for all ages and all interests. There were a number of panel sessions and talks held during the opening days that can be listened to online here.

Leica © Pavel Fertikh

Homeless Couple, Harlem, New York, 1948 Parks

Homeless Couple, Harlem, New York, 1948 © C/O Berlin Gordon Parks

In conjunction with Kulturprojekte Berlin, C/O Berlin is thrilled to take part in Germany’s biggest photo festival with 130 exhibitions taking place in 120 venues around Berlin and beyond, right through until October 31st, 2016. The Gordon Parks exhibition is a highlight at C/O Berlin and other participating venues include the Botschaft von Mexiko, Institut Français Berlin, Landesarchiv Berlin, Martin Gropius Bau, Museum Für Fotografie and Willy Brandt Haus to name a few. There are any jewels in the exhibition program including those dear to the heart of the locals – images which tell stories of German life and Berlin’s unique character.

LANDESARCHIV BERLIN Otto Hagemann: Bahnhofsterrasse am Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten, um 1960, © Landesarchiv Berlin

Landesarchiv Berlin
Otto Hagemann: Bahnhofsterrasse am Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten, um 1960, © Landesarchiv Berlin

East German Working Worlds‘ presents images of GDR life as East Germans went about their daily work, without the usual focus on the politics and propaganda. Images were taken by some of the most esteemed photographers of that era and feature stills shot between 1970 and 1989.

WILLY-BRANDT-HAUS Bernd Heyden: Kinder im Hinterhof, Stargarder

Willy Brandt Haus
Bernd Heyden: Kinder im Hinterhof, Stargarder

Wild Wild Berlin‘ features the works of 3 photographers across 3 decades in Berlin, from the 1970s to the 2000s and captures some of the most pivotal scenes that Berlin became famous for – the hedonism, the sub culture and the creative wild spirit that still flows through the city today. For more information on EMOP and the calendar of events and exhibitions see here. For more on Berlin’s greatest photography institution C/O Berlin see here.


Melinda Barlow is an Australian freelance writer and editor, based in Berlin since 2012. Melinda works with print and online media and has a natural curiosity that informs her work. She is passionate about travel and great content. She loves to write most about the world, its people and why we all do what we do.