Like their predecessors, this year's portfolio reviews also met with broad appeal on the young photography scene. Out of the total of 85 young photographers, ten favourites have been selected:

1. Birte Kaufmann
2. Stephanie Steinkopf
3. Kike Aspano

The three top favourites will be presented by the Fotofestival from 12 October in a dedicated show at Einraumhaus C/O Mannheim, with extracts from their series of works. You are cordially invited to the show's opening, where the photographers will be in attendance, on 12 October at 3 p.m.
Location: Dammstraße 1, Alter Messplatz, 68169 Mannheim

The other seven favourites are: Johannes Heinke, Stefan Koch, Beba F. Lindhorst, Mako Mizobuchi, Ina Schoenenburg, Joscha Steffens and Anne-Sophie Stolz. We will be showing a selection of their works online on the Fotofestival's website shortly.


The 5th edition of the Fotofestival presents a pilot project: the Festival newspaper, now available free of charge at the eight exhibition venues. In addition to reports on the Festival organization, plus up- to-date information and photo galleries, students' texts on the history of photography and on current photo-theory discourses can be found in the newspaper. The budding scientists from the fields of art history, art education and photography have helped to design the newspaper by contributing images as well as texts. We hope you enjoy reading it!


Besides the opening of the favourites show, more events are on the agenda this coming weekend, 11-13 October, to which you're cordially invited:

On Friday, 11 October | 7 p.m. - Podium debate on Collecting photography with Andréa Holzherr (curator of the 5th Fotofestival), Simone Klein (director of the photography department at Sotheby's Europe, Paris), Anne-Marie Beckmann (curator of the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt a.M.) and Dr. Norbert Moos (collector and founder of the Forum für Fotografie, Cologne)
Location: ZEPHYR - Raum für Fotografie der Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim

On Saturday, 12 October | 7 p.m. - Handing over of the Dr. Erich Salomon Award 2013 of the German Photographic Society to Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin
Location: ZEPHYR - Raum für Fotografie der Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim

On Sunday, 13 October | 11.30 a.m. - Tour by the Festival curator Andréa Holzherr together with Thomas Schirmböck, director of ZEPHYR of the exhibition Deutschlandreise at
ZEPHYR - Raum für Fotografie der Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim

The Fotofestival's supporting programme also offers you the opportunity, in the next two weeks, to embark on a guided photo expedition in Mannheim ("Imaging Mannheim" on 12.10), enjoy a pleasant Singles Night at the exhibition No Place Like Home / Zuhause ("Single Night Home Sweet Home" on 10.10), experience a full day with the family at the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum ("Family Day" on 20.10) or watch the performance by Wolfang Sautermeister at the exhibition Locked Up / Die Zelle ("IN MY EYES, IN MY BODY" on 20.10). There's also an extensive programme for children and young people, for example a photo workshop for girls at ZEPHYR ("Typically town - out and about with your camera" on 19.10) and a graffiti school holidays workshop at Kunstverein Ludwigshafen.

We'd also like to draw your attention to two French guided tours of the exhibition Battleground/Afghanistan on 20 and 23.10., which will take place as part of the 8th Heidelberg French Week.

In Mannheim, Cinema Quadrat in partnership with the Fotofestival will be showing the Flucht mit der Flut series, which comprises three films on the topic of refugees. We cordially invite you to the showings between 17 and 23.10.

In addition, we're now pleased to be accepting your registrations for the Tour d'Art Transfrontalier on 19.10. in partnership with La Chambre, Strasbourg. Together we'll visit the Fotofestival's exhibitions and travel to Strasbourg for the opening of Retinal - Shift, a show by the Magnum photographer Mikhael Subotzky. You'll find the details at our Webseite.

We look forward to your visit!

Many regards,

The Festival team

Foto: © Birte Kaufmann

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