Saturday, Feb 26, May 21, Aug 27, Nov 19, 2022, 10 am–6 pm


The masterclass is designed as a four-part workshop series and can only be booked in full.


Portrait, landscape, encounter, long-term project, concept development, picture review, editing, book design

Workshop programme

26 February: We meet at 10 am. After a short introduction to the history of photography follows the discussion of the topic as well as the structuring of the workshop and the individual projects.

After presenting the portfolios they have brought with them, participants will go out into the urban space to photograph on their own.

Other dates: The personal project is realized individually over the entire period until the final discussion and presentation. At the joint meetings, the interim results are presented and discussed in the group and the respective project is further developed.


Participants are asked to bring portfolios with their own work (approx. 20 images) in printed form and an initial concept for their Masterclass project to the first workshop date.


Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

Braubachstraße 30–32, 60311 Frankfurt

Language: German
Duration: Series of workshops in four sessions

Urban space constantly invites photographers to discover and explore. Whether unusual perspectives or the charming beauty of urban materiality and structure - the photographic discovery of the supposedly insignificant in the urban landscape is the focus of Götz Diergarten’s FFF Masterclass 2022. In four workshop sessions, the participants will deal, among other things, with forms of perception, their becoming aware of these. In view of the ever-increasing flood of images he will also talk about with possibilities of slowing down the overproduction of images. The painterly approach in the urban environment will be addressed as well as how to further process and develop individual images: It is through the precise selection and deliberate compilation into a series that motifs gain meaning - in the best case, they ultimately act as an independent work and less as a photographic document.

The joint discussion and developing of the images will largely take place in the group.

Götz Diergarten (*1972) studied photography from 1993–1998 at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Professor Bernd Becher and at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Zürich. Since the publication of his first book Ravenoville (2001), his fine-art photographs have been exhibited internationally in numerous museums, galleries and major art fairs.

Götz Diergarten is a member of the German Society for Photography (DGPh) and the Werkbund Hessen, furthermore he is the chairman and founding member of the international photographer network Piece of Cake.Diergarten has led multi-day workshops at various art academies and lectured for example at the shift school of photography in Dresden and in China. The FFF Academy in 2022 will host his masterclass on “The Special in the Banal. Cityscapes”.

Götz Diergarten (WEBSITE)

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