PhotoWeekend 2023

From 02 to 04 June 2023, the analogueNOW! PhotoWeekend will take place in Berlin-Neukölln.

This year’s PhotoWeekend will take place in the Schillerkiez neighborhood in Berlin-Neukölln. With a new location comes a new concept. Even more than in previous years, PhotoWeekend will bring together the contemporary Berlin analogue scene. The main venue is the church of the Ev. Kirchengemeinde Genezareth on Herrfurthplatz. Those who know it know that the church and the Startbahn e.V. are an important cultural center in the Schillerkiez and make their rooms available to many actors. For PhotoWeekend the church will be transformed into an oasis for analogue photography – most of the program will take place there.

Preliminary program overview (The final program will be published at the end of April)

MorningWorkshops and Analogue Fair open (whole day)Workshops and Analogue Fair open (whole day)
NoonPresentations and PaneltalksMeet & Mix with our partner festivals
AfternoonShow & TellPresentations and Paneltalks
AfternoonInfo Point and doors openWorkshops and Analogue Fair open (whole day)Workshops and Analogue Fair open (whole day)
Eveninggrand opening partyEvening program

This year’s Open Call had the theme REVELATION, a group exhibition of up to 12 photographers will be curated from the submissions. The group exhibition will be shown in the main venue.

Satellite Exhibitions
Through collaborations in the Schillerkiez, the festival will have satellite exhibitions in addition to the main venues group show. These exhitions will show works by collectives, labs and galleries from Berlin. The photo collectives Werkstadt Berlin, Fotografie in Berlin e.V., Stattlab and the Dunkelkammer Team of the youth center Weisse Rose are part of the Kiez-Koop and will show their work in exhibitions in partner locations or in their own spaces. In the art space Reflektor in Weisestrasse a Polaroid group exhibition will be shown, at the moment the photographers are not yet known. At Kunstraum Redah in Silbersteinstrasse, Analog Art Photography Galerie from Leipzig will present works by Mihai Barabancea. The full list of participating venues will be published at the end of April, a number of partner cafes and bars will complement the exhibition concept and invite you to discover the Schillerkiez.

Analogue Fair
Our well-known fair will be expanded this year to an “Analogue Fair”. On Saturdays and Sundays the fair will feature manufacturers of darkroom and photography equipment as well as camera dealers, print sales and photography collectives. In addition to analogue photography, other analogue media and printing techniques will also play a role.

The workshops will take place in cooperation with Jochen Rohner in Ackerstraße, the collective Fotografie in Berlin e.V. in Mainzer Straße and Sabine Alex from the mobile darkroom on site at Herrfurthplatz. The curiculum is aimed at beginners and advanced photographers and includes both fine art darkroom enlargement and alternative photo processes such as cyanotype. Workshop lecturers are: Sabine Alex, Markus Kaesler, Roland Behrmann, Karin Rummel, Jochen Rohner, Antje Kroeger, Justin Quinnell and Sehera Nawaz. The workshops can be booked on our website from mid-April.