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ADC & PHOTOPIA: Congress – Beyond the Photoverse

Photography at the crossroads of NFT, AI, Web3, Metaverse and Crypto: Under the motto "Beyond the Photoverse", the Art Directors Club for Germany (ADC) e.V. and PHOTOPIA Hamburg will bring national and international experts on stage to rethink photography at the B2B Day of the trade fair festival on…

Google: About this image

Google announces that it will introduce a new tool called About this image in the coming months, which is intended to help identify the context of origin of images. AI images in particular should be identifiable in this way.


Felix Schoeller Photo Award: German Peace Prize for Photography 2023

The "German Peace Award for Photography" goes to the German photographer Sebastian Wells and his Ukrainian project partner Vsevolod Kazarin.


PHOTOPIA VISION SPACE at the Hafengeburtstag and the OMR Festival

GDT NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2023: Silke Hüttche - "Szenen einer Ehe"

The GDT Nature Photographer of the Year competition is held every year exclusively for GDT members. This year Silke Hüttche prevailed with her picture "Szenen einer Ehe" against 424 GDT members from 13 countries.

Statement: Photo Council on AI

The associations and institutions organized in the German Photographic Council take a position on AI image generators in a joint statement. Member of the team of authors was ProfiFoto editor-in-chief Thomas Gerwers in his capacity as chairman of the DGPh section Art, Market and Law.

World Press Photo: WPP Photos of the Year

The four global winners of the 2023 World Press Photo Contest, selected from thousands of entries, have been announced.

Messe Berlin: End of BPW

BERLIN PHOTO WEEK will not be continued for economic reasons. Britta Wolters, Deputy Press Officer Messe Berlin: "We regret this very much. But the development of the event unfortunately did not lead to the necessary economic result, so we have decided to take this step together with the…

PIC Association on AI: Embracing Progress

The PIC Association currently represents about 100 professional photographers and calls for a proactive approach to the possibilities of image generation through AI.

Image generation by AI: DFA takes a stand

The German Photographic Academy, DFA, has been dedicated to artistic photography for over 100 years. As the oldest German photographers' organization, the DFA is now the first to take an official position on image creation through artificial intelligence. We reproduce the wording of the statement.

DGPh Culture Award to Hans-Michael Koetzle

The 2022 Culture Award of the German Photographic Society goes to Hans-Michael Koetzle for his research, exhibitions and publications on the printed photograph in the 20th century.

OpenSea & Co. - NFT sales minus 80%

Researcher-run non-fungible token (NFT) platform Balthazar has analyzed the top four marketplaces for trading NFTs: According to the report, OpenSea, Magic Eden, LooksRare and Solanart's turnover volume from June 1 to June 19, 2022 was about $673.31 million - 80% less than in May 2022.

Charm offensive: Perfect portraits for Tinder & Co.

When great love is just a mouse click away: More and more people today are getting to know each other via platforms like Parship and Tinder. A good portrait is extremely important here in the search for a partner. But what should it look like? We asked dating experts.

Interview: DFA Online - Active in the Photobubble

The German Photographic Academy, DFA, has been dedicated to artistic photography for more than 100 years and has taken a pioneering role with its numerous online activities. ProfiFoto spoke with Jürgen Scriba, DFA Managing Director and Technical Director of the conference streamings, and Boris…

About me: How to find the right words!

People find it incredibly difficult to talk or write about themselves. Even the "about me" texts in the portfolio or on the website of photographers are often not very creative or meaningful. A classic among them is the mention that you have photography in your blood and have been practicing it…

Hermann Hirsch, Jan Leßmann + Eva Reisinger: Stadt. Land. Dorf.

Two young photographers move to the countryside and present the viewer with their lives away from romantic notions.

18. Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers: Petra Gerwers – Time Travelers

"The Napalm Girl" - 50 Years After.

Nick Ut’s photo of burning Kim Phuc, one of the most important icons of photojournalism, was taken on June 8th 1972. 50 years later, photographer Petra Gerwers creates a bridge from the past to the present with her double portrait of the

two. The picture, which…

Space for photography - New management

On June 1, 2022, Stephanie Herrmann will take over as director of the renowned gallery ZEPHYR - Raum für Fotografie! She succeeds Thomas Schirmböck, who will retire in May 2022.

Photo talents awarded

This year's winners of the German Youth Photo Award come from Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Saxony. Their pictures are convincing due to their personal reference, diverse social topics and creative realization. The award ceremony took place on May 22 in front of an…

Ivo von Renner – powered by Lumix

In mid-May, participants of the ProfiFoto Masterclass spent two days with Ivo von Renner, immersing themselves in his fascinating and inspiring world of life and work and, with his support, realizing their own personal image ideas.