Saturday/Sunday, April 13/14 and June 1st/2nd, 2024, 10 am–5 pm

This workshop series includes four days over two weekend sessions (April 13/14 and June 1st/2nd)



Preparation of photo projects for media channels such as magazines, exhibitions, social media. Photo selection, handling text and images, tips for working with photo editors as well as authors, curators, designers.

Workshop schedule

April 13/14: Meeting at 10 am. First, Ute Noll shows how she places artistic photography in magazines, exhibitions and social media networks. Using her own work examples, she explains how text, layout, typography and image become successful units and which issues are crucial for this. Practical tips are also discussed: How do I compose a picture spread that works well? How do I plan an exhibition hanging, how do I plan a social media concept? When is text important, what does it depend on? When are captions useful? How do I combine several series? How do I attract the attention of editors? How do I support them in their work? What should I bear in mind when publishing on my own social media channels?

After the lunch break, the participants present themselves, one of their works and their workshop goal. The instructor will then support them with individual assistance and tasks such as developing a content and visual concept or edits or writing a project or artist statement. It is also possible to develop a social media strategy. These tasks can be worked on in the weeks between the two workshop days.

June 1st/2nd: Meeting at 10 am. Feedback from the instructor and tips for further work.


Participants are asked to submit a series of 15–25 images as jpgs (15x10 cm at 300dpi) by March 22, 2024 at akademie(a)


Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

Braubachstraße 30–32

60311 Frankfurt am Main

Language: German
Duration: 4-day workshop series

When photographers and artists acquire a successful presentation of their work in professional magazines, publishing houses, exhibitions and on online platforms they are relieved and happy. Self-publishing, various social media channels, and exhibitions in off-spaces are also good ways to make a work visible and known beyond one's own radius. For this to be optimally successful, in all cases of such work publications, a good preparation of one's own work for art mediators, editors and curators is necessary.

In this FFF workshop series with presentation professional Ute Noll, photographers and image creatives will receive valuable tips for successful collaboration with image editors, exhibition organizers and other designers.

Ute Noll is a magazine editor, book editor and exhibition curator as well as an author, with a focus on photography. Her project agency Ute Noll Visual Projects (before On Photography & Illustration) and her gallery UNO ART SPACE have been located in Stuttgart since 2007, working on projects internationally. As photo director of the magazine Du, Zurich since 2013, Noll has been responsible for the conception, thematic development and execution of illustration for the magazine. Since 1999, she developed image and photography portfolio formats for diverse magazines such as from 1999 to 2007 as she was the photo editor of the Frankfurter Rundschau Magazin. Noll has worked as an author since 2004. Likewise since 2004, she has been the co-festival coordinator for the Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie. And since 2009, she has been a lecturer at FH Bielefeld. From 2005 to 2013 she taught at the FH Dortmund. Photo books accompanying exhibitions from Noll are Hijacked 2, Germany/Australia (Kehrer Publisher, 2010–2014), Kill your Darlings (Kerber Publisher, 2011), Fremde Heimat (Reisebank, 2011, on mfk publishing). Most recently Noll was a juror at Nannen-Preis, Kategorie Fotografie, Hamburg and Il Woo Photograph Award, Seoul. Since 2000 she has been frequently invited to international photo festivals and juries such as Fotofest, Houston, USA and Lianzhou Photo festival, China. Ute Noll studied Sociology in Tübingen as well as photography, video and editing within the framework of a USA study abroad programme. 

Ute Noll (Website)

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