Sat, Dec 3 – Sun, Dec 4, 2022, 11:00–16:30

Light Lab

Photograms from the darkroom
Teens Workshops
© C/O Berlin Foundation

Dec 3 + 4, 2022

14­–18 years


Amélie Losier
Nora Bibel

Registration fee

50 euro, please bring a packed lunch


Frauke Menzinger

Photography without a camera - how is that possible? In addition to classic photography with a camera, there is also camera-less photographic art - in the darkroom, using only an enlarger and photographic paper. Objects are placed on light-sensitive photographic paper and exposed for a few seconds.

The development is the same as for a normal photo, but the result is completely different. The images, known as "photograms," develop their own unique charm in black and white and fine shades of gray. Many famous photographers such as Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy and Marta Hoepffner have created visual masterpieces with this technique.

In this workshop, the participants will try out everything about this unusual image production. They can bring their own objects such as leaves, feathers, transparencies or figures. At the end of the workshop, the photo artists will create their first camera-less photograph, a unique artistic piece from the photographic Wunderkammer.

Amélie Losier studied German literature and culture in Paris and Berlin. She took drawing classes at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and studied documentary photography with Prof. Arno Fischer at the school "Fotografie am Schiffbauerdamm" in Berlin. Since 2001 she lives and works as a freelance photographer in Berlin. Losier teaches reportage and portrait photography to young people and adults. She has been a member of the FREELENS association for photojournalism since 2011. She has received various grants and fellowships for her work, and has been included in solo and group exhibitions.

Nora Bibel studied Photographie and Media at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld and Communication Design at the Weißensee School of Art. In addition to her artistic work, she has been working as a freelance photographer in the fields of portraiture, people and travel since 1999 and as a professor of photographie at HMKW Berlin since 2015. She is represented in many national and international exhibitions. The focus of her interest and her work is the human image.

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