Mission Statement

Photography is truth and lies. A veil and a revelation. Specific and arbitrary. Contemplative and revolutionary. Photography is society’s mirror—and its playground.

Photography is omnipresent.
Both storm and anchor.
And photography is essential.

C/O Berlin appreciates photography in all its facets. We contextualize photography and set it free. We reveal patterns and break with tradition. We teach our audience to see—then make them question everything they’ve learned.

At C/O Berlin, we challenge, provoke, bewilder, and enthuse both ourselves and our audience. We’re independent and clear-eyed. We’re an exhibition space that neither needs—nor wants—to be a museum.

This is why we confront photography’s contradictions each day. This is why we expand our boundaries time and again. This is why we open our doors.

Everyone is welcome.

Who we are