Group Exhibition


Susanne Emmermann, Mary Hartwig, Silja Korn, Gerald Pirner

Currently closed, but with online events, see below / Vorübergehend geschlossen, aber mit Online-Veranstaltungen, siehe unten.

BLIND PHOTOGRAPHERS presents works by four artists from different generations, all of whom lost their sense of sight at some point in their lives. For years now, each of them has been artistically exploring something that is essentially impossible: the act of seeing.

They use the technique of light painting for their photographs, which is almost as old as photography itself. In completely darkened rooms, they work out various aspects of the image they want to convey to viewers using a range of very different light sources they’ve selected themselves. Sighted assistants support them by arranging the motifs according to their instructions and verbally translating what they themselves cannot visually perceive. In this way, the BLIND PHOTOGRAPHERS maintain a high degree of control over the resulting images.

Through their concentrated interaction with the medium, each of them develops an individual and unique visual language. This can range from an abstract play of colors and shapes through black-and-white self-portraits to expressionist narrative forms reminiscent of the works of old masters.

In cooperation with Fotostudio für Blinde Fotograf*innen in Berlin and with the kind support of Aktion Mensch.

Framework program

Friday, Oct 2, 2020, 7 pm
Opening Reception

Wednesdays, 6 – 9 pm
Every Wednesday during the exhibition BLIND PHOTOGRAPHERS you have the opportunity to try out the light painting technique yourself under professional guidance. Admission: € 10 | reduced 8 €. Participation only with an online ticket, which you can book beforehand on the f³ website.

Sundays, Oct 4 + Nov 1 + Dec 6, 2020 + Jan 3, 2021, each 11 am
Every first Sunday of the month we warmly invite you to our free guided tour at 11 am. We present you the current exhibition, share background information and anecdotes with you. Admission free. Participation only with an online ticket, which you can book beforehand on the f³ website.
Note: The guided tours in Dec 2020 & Jan 2021 will take place as Online-Streams on the f³ Facebook page.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2020, 7 pm
In conversation with the gallery owner Johann König photographers from the Fotostudio für Blinde Fotograf*innen discuss about the importance of visual perception, about art and its reception. The talk will be held in German. Participation only with an online ticket, which you can book beforehand on the f³ website.

Tuesdays, Oct 27 + Nov 24, 2020, 7 pm

Accompanied and moderated by the photographer, educator and cultural mediator Mara Klein. The event will take place in German. Registration required by email.

Friday, Oct 30, 2020, 7 pm
CONCERT IN THE DARK > Online Stream! Watch the video now on the f³ Vimeo Channel!
A musical journey with sighted and non sighted musicians from Berlin.
Note: Due to the current development of the Corona pandemic, the »Concert in the Dark« will not take place live, but as an online stream. The film can be viewed here on the f³ website from Friday, Oct 30, 2020, 7 pm.

Friday, Nov 27, 2020, 7 pm
FOTO-DISKUSSION: Über das Sehen > Postponed!
Discussion, held in German, with Sibylle Fendt & Annette Hauschild, OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen, as well as photographers from the Fotostudio für Blinde Fotograf*innen. Admission 5/3 Euro. Participation only with an online ticket, which you can book beforehand on the f³ website.

Also follow f³ on Instagram for news & updates! There you can also watch the Artist Talk with the BLIND PHOTOGRAPHERS, Susanne Emmermann, Silja Korn & Gerald Pirner, which took place in October in the framework of EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography 2020.

Part of EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography 2020
Oct 1 — 31, 2020

Oct 3 — Nov 29, 2020 extended until Jan 31, 2021
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 2, 7 pm
Framework program: please see above

Waldemarstraße 17, 10179 Berlin
[District: Mitte | Borough: Mitte]

Opening hours: Wed – Sun 1 – 7 pm. Special opening for groups upon request.

Admission: 5 € / reduced 3 €. Admission free for some framework events, please see above.

Preceding exhibition at f³ – freiraum für fotografie

Ensuing exhibition


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