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Internationale Photoszene Köln 2016


New location:
Museum of Applied Art (MAKK),
An der Rechtschule, 50667 Cologne

Saturday, 24. September 2016, 9:30 p.m.

Photoszene-Open-Air-Festivalparty at legendary Café Lehmitz from The PhotoBookMuseum. BBQ und finest dancemusic by resident DJ Lolli.



Xu Yong

02.09. – 15.10.2016

Vernissage 02.09.2016 - 18.00h

In spring 1989 hundreds of thousands of students demonstrated on Tian'anmen Square in Beijing for political reforms and more democracy. The Chinese military put an end to the protests on 3 and 4 June. Xu Yong, aged 35 at the time, was there and instinctively recorded the scenes with his camera. Subsequently, all information and photos were strictly censored by the Chinese government. The shots were stored in Xu Yong's archive for 25 years. The exhibition at the GJS is now showing a selection of the photographs.

Galerie Julian Sander
Cäcilienstr. 48
50667 Köln - Altstadt Nord


PBM-Summer fete

10.-11. September 2016

Sat 10 Sept: starting 7 p.m.
Son 11 Sept: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Café Lehmitz Mobile Bar
Barbecue / Streetfood
Fiesta by PBM-Resident-DJ Lolli
#WeltimUmbruch Preview
PhotoBookKids Program

Luisenviertel Ehrenfeld
Widdersdorfer Str. 246, 50825 Cologne



Sommerherz, später
Thekla Ehling

14.09. – 28.09.2016

V8 / The PhotoBookMuseum, Mohrenstr. 2, Cologne-Downtown

Thekla Ehling followed her children and their friends as they grew up.  Over several years she documents situations and moods which evoke, in the beholder, memories of his or her own childhood and associations.

Thekla Ehling published two photobooks at Kehrer Verlag and is team member oft The_PBM. 2016 she is portfolio-reviewer at photoszene:



Frederic Lezmi

16.09. – 25.09.2016

K18, Körnerstr. 18, Köln-Ehrenfeld

#Taksim Calling is an unconventional poster book that contrasts spontaneously taken iPhone pictures of the Istanbul Gezi protests with idealized and oversized vintage postcard-images from Taksim Square. 

Frederic Lezmi works as a photographer and book designer. He is also the curator of the The_PBM.



Directeur Markus Schaden
about The PhotoBookMuseum


The Carlswerk Edition

19 August to 12 October 2014
Cologne-Mülheim, Carlswerk

Over 30 exhibitions illustrate the wide variety of styles and contents of photobooks from around the world. Of these, one group (PhotoBookHistory) are historical overviews. Another group of exhibitions focus on outstanding examples of current photobooks (NewDocuments). Developed by Markus Schaden, PhotoBookStudies are a completely new way of approaching the PhotoBookStudies. Plus ProjectWork, SpecialRooms and a substantial array of supporting programs.