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Amateur photographer with his camera in Berlin
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Neue Schule für Fotografie

Exclusive insights into the work of young talents

Please find out before your visit whether exhibitions are being shown.

New School of Photography is modern, exclusive and individual, as is its exhibitions. The house is located in the vibrant centre of Berlin, which inspires many creative people. Let yourself be carried away by the photographs and projects of the talented students. High-quality graduation work, or the results of seminars and excursions can be admired in the school's gallery. From the impressive previews, The New School of Photography is well established in the photographic scene of Berlin.

From the seminar to the gallery – from the student to you

The "Fotografie am Schiffbauerdamm" school, where internationally renowned photographers teach, is founded in 2001. This becomes the New School of Photography in 2007 owned by the Internationale Akademie für Photographie (IAPh), a non-profit organisation that is committed to the promotion of photography. The exclusive school has only 20 to 30 graduates annually. The challenging international class teaches pupils from different countries, some of whom are already active as photographers. The aim of the 3.5 year training course is to uncover the student's personal, artistic profile – from fashion to documentary and reportage photography. In the small classes, there is plenty of room for individual possibilities to unfold. You will experience this exclusively in the five to six exhibitions that take place annually. Floodlit gallery walls of modern design form the frame, as versatile as the students, photo series and projects on various topics are presented to you. You can also look forward to particularly successful results from open workshops – in which you can also take part. The high quality of the exhibitions is ensured by the renowned lecturers who are internationally active in the field. The main curator of the C/O Berlin, Felix Hoffman, teaches as a guest lecturer. From artistic to documentary, digital to analogue, all areas of photography are represented. At various events, such as the Open Day, you will get even deeper insights into the work at the New School of Photography.

The highlights at a glance

  • Changing exhibitions of student projects.
  • Multi-faceted themes on art, fashion and architecture photography.
  • Versatile exhibits from digital to analogue photography.
  • Open workshops with registration fee.
  • Annual symposium on current photographic topics.

A day in Berlin under the banner of photography

For photography lovers, a visit to the C/O Berlin, about 7 km away, is highly recommended. In the historic Amerika-Haus, dive deeply into the world of image culture – sometimes critical, sometimes humorous. Works by internationally famous photographers and young talents will draw you in. Up to three group or individual exhibitions are held annually. Only 160 metres away you will reach the last stage: Museum für Fotografie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin. On the two lower floors of the imposing building, you will be fascinated by the Helmut Newton Foundation. The permanent exhibition "Helmut Newton's Private Property" and changing presentations cover the work and life of the world-famous photographer. In the Emperor's Hall on the second floor, the photography collection of the art library presents multifaceted exhibitions with works from the 19th to the 21st century.

Recommendations for your visit to the New School of Photography

The easiest way to reach the Neue Schule für Fotografie is by underground line U8 to Rosenthaler Platz. From here it is only a 260-metre walk to your destination. The gallery is open from Thursdays to Sundays; from 1 pm to 6 pm. Admission is free of charge. For current exhibitions and further information, please visit the website.


Opening hours

Thursday 13:00 – 18:00
Friday 13:00 – 18:00
Saturday 13:00 – 18:00
Sunday 13:00 – 18:00