Sat, Feb 11 – Sun, Feb 12, 2023, 11:00–16:30

Miracle chamber

Photograms from the darkroom
Junior Workshops
Dunkelkammer Workshop bei C/O Berlin © Nora Bibel

Feb 11–12, 2023
Daily 11:0016:30

9–12 years





Laura Braun
Frauke Menzinger

Registration fee

50 euro, please bring a packed lunch


Frauke Menzinger

Photography without a camera – how is it 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 Marta Hoepffner, Man Ray or László Moholy-Nagy have already created visual masterpieces with this technique.

In this workshop, participants will try out everything about this unusual image production. Those who wish may bring along their own objects such as leaves, feathers, foils or play figures. At the end of the workshop, the children will create their first cameraless photograph, a unique artistic piece from the photographic Wunderkammer.

Laura Braun is a freelance photographer. She studied art and design at Central St Martins College and photography and sociology at Goldsmiths College in London. She works both editorially and commercially and her work has been exhibited internationally. In 2011 she founded the photo book publishing company Paper Tigers Books.

Frauke Menzinger studied literature and fine arts, and stage and costume design at the Dresden University of Fine Arts. She works freelance for both theater and film productions. In 2010 she took over the artistic direction of the education programs Junior, Teens and Perspectives of the C/O Berlin Foundation.

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