Master Class


Saturday, Mar 09, May 11, Aug 24, and
Nov 23, 2019, 10am–6pm



Long-term project on “unknown territories”, conceptual development, portfolio and image review, discussion on different photographic strategies, portrait, landscape, critical photography, new perspectives, looking at the world close to us

Workshop schedule

09 March: Meeting at 10 am. First, photographer Thekla Ehling will give an introduction to the topic and present the goals and procedures of the long-term project. The workshop will begin with an intensive portfolio review before focusing on project ideas on the topic “Von Unbekannten Territorien” (unknown territories). Participants should bring theme ideas with them.

11 May, 24 August and 23 November:
The personal project will be developed and implemented throughout the year and regularly presented during the group sessions. Under the instruction of Ehling and with her professional counselling the interim results and approaches of the participants will be discussed and further developed.


Each participant is asked to bring their portfolios with their works (20–30 images) in printed formand an idea for their project to the first session.


Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

Braubachstraße 30–32, 60311 Frankfurt

The workshop has been designed as a master class and can only be booked in full.

Language: German
Number of participants: Min. 8 / max. 12 persons
Duration: Workshop in four sessions

In a globalised world, everyday life appears increasingly complex and complicated. Issues such as climate change effect our own habitats our daily life becomes more fragile. Perspectives, as being right or left, conservative or progressive appear not to be working for our thinking and perception in a world which is more and more digitally connected. However it can also be a chance, to engage more consciously with the uncertainty of future by observing entities and humans in everyday life with more awareness.

The workshop aims to reveal the world’s fragility in an individual picture language of perspectives. Questions such as how do we as humans react to instability and to discrepancy will provoke participants to reveal their photographic position.

The workshop has been designed as a master class and can only be booked in full. 

Thekla Ehling (*1968, Bielefeld) studied photography at the University of Applied Science and Arts in Dortmund and in Ireland at the College of Fine Art, Limerick. She is specializes in portraiture and works for different magazines in Germany and overseas. Since 2007 she is a member of the Fotoagentur Focus and is represented by Galerie Robert Morat in Hamburg/Berlin. Her works have been exhibited in Arles, Hamburg, Berlin, Paris, Rom, Melbourne and New York. Furthermore her photo books Sommerherz (Kehrer Verlag 2008) and Vergiszmeinnicht (Kehrer Verlag 2011) were nominated for the Deutschen Fotobuchpreis in 2009 and 2012. In 2014 she was involved in the foundation of the PhotoBook Museum in Cologne. Since 2017 she teaches photography at the Hochschule Hannover. Thekla Ehling is amember ofthe DFA Deutsche Fotografische Akademie and lives in Cologne.

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