Saturday, Feb 22, May 16, Aug 22, and
Nov 28, 2020, 10am–6pm
Final presentation in November


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


Long-term project on “urban stories”, conceptual development, portfolio and image review, discussion on different photographic strategies, street photography, architecture, portrait, life in the city, new perspectives, people in the city, secrets of a city, how does a city work, borders, city-country, surfaces, facades, lights of the big city, cultural diversity.

Masterclass schedule

February 22th: Meeting at 10 am. To begin, photographer Heinrich Voelkel 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 “urban stories”. Participants should bring theme ideas with them. After an introduction to the topic of the workshop, the ideas and wishes of the participants will be presented.

May 16th, August 22th and November 28th: The further day classes are used for dialog about participants’ advancement, problems and questions involving their theme and approach. The personal project will be developed and implemented throughout the year and regularly presented during the group sessions. Professional photographic methods of re-acting to and working with your subjects are discussed by Voelkel and practical aids are provided to ensure that everyone can tell their story in a new and fresh way. On the last day a projected presentation of each participants work in the rooms of the FFF is planned.


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

Language: German
Price members: 500 EUR
Price non members: 700 EUR
Number of participants: Min. 10 / max. 12 persons
Registration deadline: Feb 1st, 2020
Duration: workshop series including 4 sessions

Since the invention of photography, urban space has been the ideal hunting ground for photographers. Whether street photography, architecture or portrait – life in the city wants to be told. This workshop offers the participants the opportunity to further develop themselves and their photography over a period of 10 months. The chosen subject plays a subordinate role. We will concentrate on the desire to form a story out of individual images, the individual approach and the narrative. Heinrich Voelkel attaches great importance to showing and discussing each individual position together. The aim and result of the workshop is to enable each participant to show and tell his or her "urban story". The workshop has been designed as a masterclass and can only be booked in full.

Heinrich Voelkel was born in Moscow in 1974. He studied architecture at the Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur in Leipzig before turning to his photographic training at the Lette-Verein in Berlin, which he completed in 1999 as a state-certified photo designer. Since 2005 he has been a member of the photography agency OSTKREUZ in Berlin. In addition to numerous publications in major German magazines, including Stern, Spiegel and SZ Magazin, he regularly presents his work in exhibitions. His works have been shown at C/O Berlin and at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin as well as other venues in Paris, Marseilles, Perpignan, Munich or Glasgow. He has recieved various awards for his work and in recent years he has devoted himself mainly to the teaching of photography. Heinrich Voelkel lives and works in Wiesbaden.

Heinrich Voelkel (Website)

    Please wait