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April 2022



Our collective work “The Flood in Western Germany” as well as Ingmar’s photo essay “About the Days Ahead” are shortlisted for the PH Museum Grant.

March 2022










Arne’s photo-essay “Anecdotes from an unfamiliar Land has been published on Washington Post.



March 2022




Fabian and Ingmar’s photo-essay “Antechamber of War in Ukraine” has been published in The Guardian. 

March 2022









Our photo-essay “The Flood in Western Germany” has been published in 6mios.

March 2022



Arne and Max presented our collective work “The Flood in Western Germany” as part of the side program of the World Press Photo exhibition in Oldenburg.




February 2022










Our collective work “The Flood in Western Germany” has been published in GEO Wissen alongside an interview with Max and Fabian. 

February 2022



Fabian’s photo-essay “The long Days of Hanau” is among the three finalists of Sony World Photography Awards -
Documentary Projects - Professional competition.

February 2022






Arne’s work “The Last Mine Rescue” has been published in Dagbladet Information. 





January 2022


We won “Rückblende 2021” - the german award for political photography.








January 2022



Max and Ingmar’s photo essay "Road of Kolyma" was published in M Le Magazine du Monde as an 8-page portfolio.

December 2021



Five images from our collective project “The Flood in Western Germany” are exhibited on billboards in Dortmund, as part of the “DER JAHR100SOMMER” project by Dortmund Kreativ.

November 2021


One image from our collective work “The Flood in Western Germany” is among TIME’s Top Photos of 2021.

October 2021



Our collective photo-essay on the flood in western Germany has been published as 24-page cover story of ZEIT Magazin.

Aliona and Arne gave an interview to Christoph Amend about how their experiences working in the flooded areas also changed their perspective on their profession.


October 2021





Arne's photo-essay Faith, Custom, Home is currently on exhibition in Noyon, France, as part of 18th Photaumnales C'EST LA FÊTE from 6 october - 2 janaury 2022.

Exhibition photos  © Gil Lefauconnier

October 2021



We presented our collective work Ruhrgebiet:Notizen in Oberhausen and Hamm.


Photos by Magnus Terhorst

September 2021














A total of 40 photos from our collective project Ruhrgebiet:Notizen were exhibited on billboards in the four Ruhr area cities of Hamm, Gelsenkirchen, Oberhausen and Hagen.

August 2021


Arne is among the nominees of the Felix Shoeller Newcomer Award with his photo-essay “Anecdotes from an unfamiliar land”.




August 2021



Arne is among the finalists of the W. Eugene Smith Student Grant with his photo-essay “Anecdotes from an unfamiliar land”.




July 2021









One of our images of our collective project on the flood in western Germany as cover of Die ZEIT.

July 2021



Our collective work on the flood in western Germany has been published in TIME Magazine.

June 2021






Aliona’s work “Babushka has been published in GEO.



May 2021



Aliona and Max are currently part of an exhibition at Horbach Stiftung Cologne, which features the topics of environmental pollution, climate change and migration.

May 2021







Ingmar won the Grand Prix at the ADC Awards together with ZEIT Magazin for the publication of his work on COVID in Germany. 

May 2021









Max was a guest of the “dieMotive” Podcast, moderated by Alexander Hagmann.  They talked about World Press Photo, documentary photography and his photo-essays. 

April 2021



Max and Arne’s photo-essay “The Longest Night” is exhibited in Brückstraße 64, Dortmund until 20.05.2021.



March 2021









Ingmar was invited as a guest at SWR2 Tandem. One year after the start of the first COVID lockdown in Germany, he discussed his project “about the days ahead”, the changing society and DOCKS collective.

March 2021











An article about Ingmar’s COVID-19 project has been published in the culture section of the weekend edition of the Tagesspiegel. Words by Joana Nietfeld.

March 2021



Ingmar’s long-term project “about the days ahead” has been shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards,  for Copenhagen Photofestival and  is among the finalists for PORTRAITS Hellerau Award. 
The work is currently on exhibit at Technische Sammlung Dresden.

February 2021










Ingmar’s second chapter of “About the days ahead” has been published in ZEIT Magazin, along with a text by Christoph Amend.
Have a look at the first chapter here︎

February 2021







The photo-essay “The Longest Night” by Max and Arne, has been published on DER SPIEGEL.

January 2021


Fabian’s photo-essay “The Long Days of Hanau” has been published in ZEIT magazine. 
Just two days after the attack in Hanau, Fabian visited the city for ten days. Over the last eleven months, he came back regularly to accompany friends and relatives of those murdered in Hanau after the tragic incident.   
Text by Johannes Dudziak

January 2021


A selection of Max and Arne's photo essay "The Longest Night" has been published in L’Espresso.

January 2021












A selection of Max and Arne's photo essay "The Longest Night" has been published in the TAZ.

Since November, Arne and Max have been photographing people who are particularly affected by Corona and its restrictions. In their essay they tell personal stories of emotional complexity and psychological exceptional situations during this dark season.

December 2020





The Museum of Art and Cultural History Dortmund bought 27 prints of Ingmar’s “About the days ahead” project for their art collection.

December 2020


Ingmar’s photo-essay “About the days ahead” is on display in a window exhibition in Minden.

December 2020








Ingmar’s photo-essay “About the days ahead” was published in Süddeutsche Zeitung. 

November 2020






Arne and Ingmar are among the winners of Photo Annual in the category Student Work.

November 2020




Ingmar’s photo-essay “About the days ahead” has been published on decoder.org alongside a russian Interview about his project.

October 2020












In connection with the Word Press Photo Exhibition at Depot Dortmund, Max gave a presentation on his awarded work Fading Flamingos, and his latests photo-essays Ger District and Road of Kolyma.

Photos by Anna Roters

October 2020








Ingmar won the 2020 Highly Commended Award at the Ian Parry Scholarship and  has been shortlisted for the Emerging Artist Scholarship of LUCIE Foundation.

September 2020





Ingmar’s photo-essay “About the days ahead” has been published in GEOkompakt alongside a text on resilience in times of Corona.

September 2020 



Arne is finalist for the Kaunas Photo Star Award. His ongoing photo-essay “Anecdotes from an unfamiliar Land” is exhibited at Kaunas from 03 September until 31 October. 



September 2020




Ingmar’s photo-essay “Behind Facades” is published in the current DUMMY issue.

September 2020










Arne and Ingmar are among the finalists of 6mois prix du photojournalisme with their poto-essays “Anecdotes from an unfamiliar Land” and “About the days ahead”.

September 2020



Ingmar’s photo-essay “About the days ahead” is exhibited at Athen Photo Festival. 

September 2020










Arne’s photo-essay “Faith, Custom, Home” was published in the SOCIETY magazine.

September 2020







Ingmar is part of the "The Pandemic" collective exhibition at this years edition of Visa pour l'image, Perpignan, with his photo-essay “About the days ahead”.

September 2020


A portrait of Arne’s photo-essay “Faith, Custom, Home” is featured in the Portrait of Humanity Vol 2 book.

August 2020



Ingmar is among the finalists of the W. Eugene Smith Student Grant



August 2020







Ingmars photo-essay "Measure and Middle" won the World Report Award of the Festival della Fotografica Etica in the student category. His project will be exhibited in the annual edition of the Festival from September 26th to October 25th, 2020 in Lodi, Italy.

August 2020








A picture from “Fading Flamingos” by Max is in the current issue of Chrismon. The magazine is available as a supplement this week in the “SZ”, “DIE ZEIT”, “Faz”, “Welt am Sonntag” and others.

July 2020






Max got interviewed by rbb Kultur for his project Fading Flamingos, which was awarded with the 2nd Prize by World Press Photo in the “Evironment” category. You can listen to the interview here︎

July 2020


For his project “Measure and Middle”
Ingmar got interviewed by WDR5.
You can listen to the interview here︎

June 2020










Ingmar got interviewed about his photo-essay “Behind Facades” in the newspaper  Hannoverschen Allgemeinen Zeitung.

June 2020



Arne is finalist of the New Visions - Cortona on the Move with his photo-essay “Red Hero”.


June 2020






Ingmar gave an interview to SWR and talked about his new photo essay "Measure and Middle" - a journey through Germany during COVID-19.

June 2020


Ingmar’s photo-essay “Measure and Middle” is published in ZEIT Magazine. He got interviewed by Christoph Amend about his two-month journey through Germany during the COVID-19 crisis. 








May 2020


Max is winner of the Bartur Photo Award in the category Judges Choice Student  - Climate Change with his work “Fading Flamingos”

April 2020






Ingmar’s ongoing photo-essay “Measure and Middle”, a journey through Germany during the COVID-19 pandemic, is published on TIME.

“For the past month, the 24-year-old photographer has been traveling around Germany under strict precautions to document how different groups of people, from medical workers to asylum seekers to couples separated by newly erected border fences, have adapted to life in lockdown and sought to find some normalcy and creativity in these times.“




April 2020



Max won the 2nd prize of World Press Photo in the category environment stories with his work Fading Flamingos. 


April 2020



After the plagiarism accusations by and on behalf of Solmaz Daryani against our member Maximilian, World Press Photo has now published a statement due to his nomination. Read their statement here ︎


“(...)As a result, the Post Award Review Panel has concluded Mann’s entry has not broken either the World Press Photo Contest Code of Ethics or the 2020 Photo Contest Entry Rules, more specifically no breach of article 19 of the 2020 Photo
Contest Entry Rules.(...)”
World Press Photo statement from 14.04.2020

April 2020








Arne won the Grand Prize of PDNedu Student Photo Contest 2020 in the category Documentary & Photojournalism with his photo-essay “Faith, Custom, Home”

April 2020


Arne and Max are recipients of the >>follow up project funding. They are going to continue their projects  “Anecdotes from an unfamiliar Land” and “Ger District”.



March 2020



As a collective we would like to support institutions in their work in times of COVID-19.  Therefore we are starting a print sale from which the proceeds will be donated to Caritas international .



March 2020











Ingmar is Hansel-Mieth Award nominee with his work “Behind Facades”. 

March 2020 




Ingmars work Somaliland was exhibited at RAW Phototriennale Worpswede, Galery Altes Rathaus.

February 2020 







Ingmar is awardee of German Youth Photography Award with his photo-essay Somaliland. 

February 2020


Max is nominated for the World Press Photo Award 2020 in the category environment with his work "Fading Flamingos".
In his photo-essay he deals with the desertification of Lake Urmia in Iran.

February 2020










Ingmar is Hellerau PORTRAITS Award finalist with his photo-essay from Somaliland “The Dream of the Poets”.

February 2020







In September last year four of us went to Ulaanbaatar to work on individual photo-essays that question existing stereotypes about the Mongolian capital. Our new limited publication УЛААНБААТАР shows photo-essays whose structure and interplay tell of increasing western influences, the gap between rich and poor, the rural exodus, the construction boom and the related urbanization of Ulaanbaatar.

Introduction text by Bolorma Boldbaatar.
Thank you to Dirk Gebhardt,
Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture and Goethe-Institute Mongolia

January 2020



The photo-essays „Fading Flamingos“ (Max) and „Somaliland“ (Ingmar) are among the winners of Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award. Max project is also awarded with the cash prize.
Both projects are going to be exhibited in the Aperture Gallery in New York.

January 2020





Ingmar is shortlisted for Gomma Grant with his work Somaliland. 

December 2019



Fabian, Max and Ingmar received VG Bild-Kunst Grant to work on new photo essays.

December 2019











Ingmar’s new photo-essay "Somaliland" was awarded with the BFF Förderpreis. He is going to continue his work in January.

November 2019












Aliona’s work “Babushka” is featured on the in-Sight blog of Washington Post.





November 2019



Ingmar won the 2nd Place Silver Medal of ND Award with his photo-essay Somaliland. 

November 2019



Fabi and Max are part of the exhibition “Heimwärts - Wandering Home” at the university of applied sciences in Darmstadt.

November 2019







Max’s photo-essay “Fading Flamingos” is featured on NPR.


October 2019



Max was awarded with a silver medal in the documentary category by CPOY -   College Photographer of the year

October 2019


Ingmars’s photo-essay “Behind Facades” has been published as a photo-tableau in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.
Texts by Kathrin Klette.

October 2019











Max won the Felix Schoeller Photo Award in the category “best work by an emerging photographer” with his photo-essay “Fading Flamingos”.

October 2019







Ingmar received an honorable mention by Otto-Steinert- Prize of DGPh with his ongoing photo-essay Somaliland.  

October 2019


We are very happy to announce our new member Aliona Kardash. 

Have a look at her project Babushka.

She is currently working on her long-term project about Russian-Germans, the second largest national minority in Germany.

We are looking forward to work on collective projects as a new team! 


Photo: Max Slobodda

October 2019

Arne was invited to the Festival della Fotografia Etica in Lodi/Italy to do two presentations of his work.
He won the World Report Award in the student category with his work “Glaube, Sitte, Heimat”.

September 2019





We did a 5-day workshop about visual storytelling at the State University in Ulaanbaatar/Monoglia for the new opened photography class.

September 2019








With his new photo-essay “Somaliland”, Ingmar got shortlisted for the Fujifilm Young Talent Award 2019 by Burn Magazine.



August 2019









Arne’s photo-essay “Glaube, Sitte, Heimat” (Faith, Custom, Home) has been published as a photo-tableau in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.
Texts by Angela Schader. 

July 2019









Max is among the finalists for the W. Eugene Smith Student Grant with his work Fading Flamingos. 

July 2019










Ingmar participated in a panel discussion in Barlingen in connection with the World Press Photo Contest. They discussed about what content medias are allowed to and what they need to show.  

Beside that the Göttiner Tageblatt published an article about his photo-essay Behind Facades. 



July 2019



On 14th of July our exhibition “encounters” came to an end after being displayed for three weeks at Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund.
Thank you everyone who came to our finissage.
Thank you Aliona Kardash for the photos.