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Biennale for Contemporary Photography 2024: Canceled - accusations against co-curator

The planned fourth Biennale for Contemporary Photography in Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg, which was due to open in March 2024, has been canceled due to anti-Semitic statements by co-curator Shahidul Alam.

AI in photojournalism: Synthetic press images?!

AI-generated, photorealistic images are seen as particularly problematic in the field of documentary, reportage and press photography. We are currently seeing how image agencies, photographers and organizations are reacting.


Italian photographer Massimo Giorgetta was awarded the Grand Prix, worth 120,000 dollars, at the 12th HIPA competition for his photo of a creature from the jellyfish tunicate family.

CEWE Photo Award 2023: Award winners suspended

Indonesian professional photographer Dikye Ariani was awarded the CEWE Photo Award 2023 for a supposedly authentic snapshot. CEWE has now suspended her award.

26th PARIS PHOTO: Position confirmed

With 65,000 visitors, the 26th edition of Paris Photo recorded an increase of seven percent compared to 2022 (61,000 visitors), confirming its key role in the photographic art market.

Google analysis: The most popular AI image generators

Google searches for AI image generators have doubled compared to 2022. According to research by Skylum, the most popular image generator is currently the design app Canva.

Gesellschaft für Naturfotografie (GDT): European Nature Photographer of the Year

The winners of the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition have been honored. The overall winner and thus European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023 is Spanish photographer Javier Aznar González de Rueda.

Berlin: Fotorat continues to grow

After further organizations joined in April 2023, the Fotorat continues to grow: The umbrella organization now has a total of 32 members and thus already represents a very broad spectrum of photography in Germany.

DGPh Sponsorship Award: Emerging Photographer Award

The Art, Market and Law Section of the German Photographic Association, DGPh, has announced that it will be awarding its new prize for emerging photographic artists for the first time in 2024. DGPh Co-Chair Michael Biedowicz already revealed the title to the guests at the Photo Gala at the Museum…

Thilo Röhrig, Ringfoto: Potential in the photo market

For a good year now, former Sony manager Thilo Röhrig has been managing director of Ringfoto, Europe's largest photo retailer association. He spoke to ProfiFoto about current developments on the photo market.

Survey 10-2023: Photography training - Is it still worth studying?

Whether state or private, Germany has a distinctive university landscape for photography. But what is the state of photographic education in this country?

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023: Laurent Ballesta - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The winners of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition at the Natural History Museum, London, have been chosen from 49,957 entries from 95 countries. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023 is French underwater photographer and marine biologist Laurent Ballesta.

Freepik: EyeEm taken over

Photo platform EyeEm, which went bankrupt in April, is now part of Freepik, an online graphic assets platform with more than 635,000 subscribers and 55,000 contributors.

Photo contests: sports images in front

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE), which offers a degree program in photography, has taken a close look at worldwide photo competitions: What are the most successful subjects and backdrops, which countries win most often, and which contests also pay off especially well financially?

Open Call: Follow up 2024

From November 15, 2023 to January 31, 2024, photography graduates can apply for project funding from the Friends of the Haus der Photographie. Since its launch in 2020, Follow up has offered five aspiring professional photographers a platform every two years to help them make the leap into the…

28. OPEN ART-Exhibition: Christian Popkes – NEW YORK STATE OF MIND

On September 28, Überseequartier Nord celebrated the vernissage of the 28th OPEN ART exhibition "NEW YORK STATE OF MIND" by photographer Christian Popkes with about 100 invited guests.

Survey: 'Rememberance' through photo prints

A new study found that fewer and fewer people are printing out and hanging up their photos, even though looking at physical photos can have many positive effects. In the process, cognitive psychologist and memory researcher Dr. Linda Henkel of Fairfield University in Connecticut, found that the…

Siena Foto Festival: SIPA 2023 – The winners

Iraqi-American photographer Salwan Georges is the overall winner of the 2023 Siena International Photo Awards, a competition that was launched in 2015 and has become a major global photography competition with more than 50,000 entries from over 150 countries.

PHOTOPIA 2023: Photo-Hype in Hamburg

The third edition of PHOTOPIA Hamburg from September 21 to 24 came to a successful close on Sunday with around 20,000 visitors, 125 exhibitors, top-class speakers, exhibitions and an extensive stage and conference program.

CEWE Photo Award 2023

With a snapshot of a card game scene in an Indonesian café - a "Warung Kopi" - Indonesian professional photographer Dikye Ariani has won the CEWE Photo Award 2023.