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Photography as a practical and interdisciplinary endeavour

As professor of photography at btk Hamburg and former head of photography of the Bauhaus University’s Faculty of Media Art I have been guiding my students to win awards for themselves and grow as photography shooting stars in the central European scene for over six years now.

As facilitator I founded, edited and developed Loom Magazine, a multi-channel English-language photography magazine, as platform for student work and crossroads between photographic art and social relevance.

I also have helped developing interdisciplinary Master and Bachelor projects at Bauhaus-University. To widen the international focus at Bauhaus-University I supervised and broadened purposeful and fruitful academic exchange with renowned international art schools such as FAMU Prague, K3 Institut Malmö and TAMK Tampere.

Pedagogic Achievements, National courses
  • since 2013 — Professor of photography, undergraduate courses (Bachelor), btk Hamburg
  • 2006 to 2012 — Head of the photography department at Faculty of Media at Bauhaus-University Weimar
    Undergraduate courses at Bauhaus-University Weimar (Bachelor)
  • Graduate courses at Bauhaus-University Weimar (Master, Diplom)
  • Supervisor of 11 graduate students (4 award wining)

International courses (Selection)
  • 3.2013 — Envisoning Evidence, Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Kilpisjärvi, Finland
  • 2.2012 — Visiting professor, TAMK University, Tampere, Finland
  • 2.2011 — The Catwalk Confidence Workout, TAMK University, Tampere, Finland
  • 9.2010 — That Is You, Aalto University Helsinki, Finland
  • 2.2010 — The Catwalk Instinct, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
  • 9.2009 — Fiat Lux, TAIK University, Finland
  • 2.2009 — Tableau Vivant, TAIK University, Finland
  • 9.2008 — Dear Stranger!, TAIK University, Finland
  • 5.2008 — The invisible portrait, TAMK University, Tampere, Finland
  • 2.2008 — Paint the city with graffity, TAIK University, Finland
  • 9.2007 — Places of Crime, TAIK University, Finland
  • 8.2007 — Arte Povera, at EJBW, European youth educational center Weimar
  • 9.2006 — In co-operation with Walter Bergmoser, Sleeples in Weimar, Pèlerinages Kunstfest Weimar, supported by the ZKM Kassel

Visualizing your science

Heated discussions at -20° C

Expedition – Exhibition

Defining the 21st Century Explorer ISSUU Documentation by Sandra Leidecker

Loom #7 – The Catwalk Instinct

On and off the catwalk

Loom #6 – Your true color

Contemporary portrait photography

Silence is Golden

The moment of truth!