WORKShop Series


Heinrich Voelkel

Saturday, Mar 11, May 20, Aug 12, and
Nov 4, 2017, 10am–6pm
Final presentation in November

This workshop is structured as a master class with four units and can only be booked as a package.


Long term project on the concept of ‘family’, documentation, portfolio review

Workshop schedule

March 11th: Meet at 10 am, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Braubachstraße 30–32, 60311 Frankfurt. OSTKREUZ-photographer Heinrich Voelkel will give a short introduction and will present the aim of this workshop series. In a portfolio review the participants own projects will be presented. Their first ideas for a long term project on the concept of ‘family’ will be discussed in order to receive an individual assignment afterwards.

May 20th, August 12th and November 4th: Between the single workshop unites the participants realize their concepts. Intermediate results will be discussed throughout these workshop days.


The participants should bring their portfolios (10–20 images, printed) to the first appointment.

Language: German
Price members: 400 EUR
Price non members: 600 EUR
Number of participants: Min. 8 / max. 12 persons
Registration deadline: Feb 10, 2017
Duration: workshop series

Clan, tribe, group, ancestry, kin – all of these terms relate to something that we all know as ‘family’. Over a nine month period, the participants in this workshop accompanied by OSTKREUZ-photographer Heinrich Voelkel (*1974) will work on a photo project that deals with various forms of ‘family’. It’s about newly discovering relationships and examining them photographically. Of particular value in the workshop is the ongoing work on the subject and the development that the participant goes through. The main project idea as well as a portfolio should be brought to the first meeting.

Heinrich Voelkel (*1974 in Moscow) started to study architecture at the University for Technology, Economy and Culture in Leipzig before beginning his photography education in the Lette-Verein in Berlin where he received his degree in photo design in 1999. Since 2005, he has been a member of the photography agency, OSTKREUZ.

In addition to numerous publications in several large German magazines, such as Stern, Spiegel and SZ Magazin, he regularly presents his work in different exhibitions. His work has been shown at the Freelens Galerie in Hamburg, the Stadtmuseum München, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and in C/O Berlin, among others. In 2006, he participated in the exhibition Deutschlandbilder in the Central House of Artists in Moscow. Most recently, Heinrich Voelkel was awarded a prize selected by the public – the international WeldeKunstpreis für Fotografie 2013 and the Konrad-Wolf-Preis was given to him from the Akademie der Künste Berlin in 2013. Heinrich Voelkel lives and works as a freelance photographer in Wiesbaden.


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