Fotodoks 2013

From Tuesday until Saturday, the FotoDoks festival is taking place in Munich’s city centre. The annual festival celebrates contemporary documentary photography, and as part of the festival, the ZEITmagazin 2013 award for photography will be handed out at the MaximiliansForum this coming Saturday.


Exhibitions are open daily throughout the festival, from 3pm. The festival celebrates its vernissage tonight, at the Stadtmuseum. Ribbons will be cut, and the festival officially declared open – and it’ll all be rounded off with a party.

You can view the full program here, but here are a few tips, to help you on your way.

  • On Wednesday, the Berlin-based artist and performer Balz Isler will be at the MaximiliansForum from 7pm. He’ll be presenting a lecture style performance, using a variety of digital media resources. If you’re not quite sure what to expect, here’s one of his installations from a few years ago:

  • No Funding, No Fun is a three-person discussion being held on Thursday, at 5pm in the Maximiliansforum. The idea is to create an open discourse on funding possibilities for those creating documentaries. One of the speakers is Daniela Hinrichs, who created the platform Dear Photography, which allows people to fairly buy works of art from artists around the globe. Hinrichs aims to bring together artsits and collectors, without “covert art consultancy, artificial limiting of editions or favouritism in allocations to interested buyers”. Instead of the regular 50 percent artists get for their work in the industry, Dear Photography ensures artists receive 70 percent. There are some fantastic pieces of art on her site – I particularly love the colours in Kristian Schuller‘s work.
  • The ZEITmagazin Fotopreis 2013 is the event of the festival. It’ll take place from 9.30pm in the Maximiliansforum on Saturday, and will be followed with a FOTODOKS party.

Should you not make it to the festival this week (and I understand, there is a lot going on in Munich this week), then fear not, for the exhibition in the Stadtmuseum runs until December 1.

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I'm Rachel, the author behind Arts in Munich. I moved to Munich in the summer of 2008, and work as an editor in the city. I also do freelance work for the BBC, MONOCLE, Singapore Airlines and Kaltblut, among others, and previously wrote for the Huffington Post and Electronic Beats.

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