Editorial LAB #6“, a symposium in the field of Design, will be taking place in co-operation with the FH Dortmund.

Friday, 8th of November

10 am    -    Sanne de Wilde in English

11 am    -    Sebastian Liste 

2 pm     -      Mike Meiré

Location: FH Dortmund


Entrance fee: free entrance



On the 9th and 10th of November, the festival invites its visitors to listen to inspiring lectures by internationally known photographers that will be presenting their works and projects.

Saturday, 9th of November

4 pm    -    Solmaz Daryani in English



6 pm     -    Kadir von Lohuizen in English

Under Construction - lens-related contemporary image production

„One mountain can signify a different mountain, clouds can be petrified, water can become dust.“

 Thomas Albdorf will talk about the contemporary status of the photographic image, especially its online decontextualization and the changes that it undergoes due to possibilities of digital post-processing and distribution. Photography moves away from its indexical reference and from being a singular act, the moment to release the shutter. Photographic images are products of a sum of decisions from staging the object to post-processing and possibly print or digital formatting such as JPEG (and beyond). The actual photographic image no longer serves as self-contained piece of work, but becomes a space of possibilities due to primarily digital post-processing and recontextualization that open up many different ways of interpretation. Thomas Albdorf, born in Austria in 1982, lives and works in Vienna. He gained his diploma in 2013 at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Brigitte Kowatz' class Transmedia Art). Among the „Ones to Watch 2014“ of the British Journal of Photography; UNSEEN Amsterdam Talent Award September 2016. Publications in FOAM Magazin, British Journal of Photography, Interview Magazine etc.


SUNday, 10th of November

12 am noon - Gideon Mendel in English

2 pm    -    Cuny Janssen in English

Cristina de Middel is a photographer whose work investigates photography’s ambiguous relationship to truth. Blending documentary and conceptual photographic practices, she plays with reconstructions and archetypes that blur the border between reality and fiction. After a successful career as a photojournalist, de Middel stepped outside of the photojournalistic gaze. She then produced the critically acclaimed series The Afronauts in 2012, which explored the history of a failed space program in Zambia in the 1960s through staged reenactments of obscure narratives. De Middel continuously produces new bodies of work. The series This is what hatred did (2014), Sharkification (2015) and Jan Mayen (2015), to name a few examples were all published as books in 2015.
De Middel’s work shows that fiction can serve as the subject of photography just as well as facts can, highlighting that our expectation that photography must always make reference to reality is flawed.

Cristina De Middel has exhibited extensively internationally and has received numerous awards and nominations, including PhotoFolio Arles 2012, the Deutsche Börse Prize, POPCAP’ 13, and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in New York. Cristina de Middel lives and works in Mexico.


Location: Kulturort Depot (sweetSixteen Kino)


Entrance fee: 5,00 € per lecture


Tickets for the lectures will be also available at the cash register.


Saturday, 9th of November

Introductory lecture by photographer Felix Kleymann on his project „Qatar – Improving Reality“ in co-operation with the 44309 Street//Art Gallery.

8.30 pm  - Felix Kleymann