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8th edition

The 8th edition of the Triennial of Photography Hamburg uses the theme of Currency to invite reflection on the contemporary power of the photograph to relay and relate meaning across distance. Extending this economic term to art and visual culture guides a multipart engagement with photography and its relationship to value-making, canon-making, access, circulation, and knowledge production.

The artistic director Koyo Kouoh leads a curatorial team of Rasha Salti, Gabriella Beckhurst Feijoo, and Oluremi C. Onabanjo, with Cale Garrido as curatorial coordinator. The first activity in the program was Lucid Knowledge, an international symposium that took place September 30 – October 2, 2021. From May 2022, the triennial stages a parcours of exhibitions at major museums and institutions across Hamburg (May 20 – September 18, 2022), activated during its Opening Week (May 20 – 22, 2022) and Festival Week (June 2 – 6, 2022). The Festival Week will also see the launch of Triennial Expanded, a dedicated platform for the photography scene in Hamburg, creating exchanges and encounters throughout the city.

The triennial’s program is supported by multiple publishing projects of commissioned writing and dialogue, in print and online. 

The institutions involved in this edition include the Bucerius Kunst Forum, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg with the House of Photography, the Hall for Contemporary Art and the Falckenberg Collection, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Jenisch Haus, the Kunsthaus Hamburg, the Kunstverein in Hamburg, the Museum am Rothenbaum – Kulturen und Künste der Welt, the Museum der Arbeit, the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte, and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. Together these exhibitions build a constellation of interrelated themes and exploratory ideas that map onto Currency through the fabric of each institution.

To view the exhibitions program, visit the parcours page.

Curatorial team

© Antoine Tempé© Antoine Tempé

Artistic Director
Appointed the executive director and chief curator at Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town in March 2019, the Cameroonian-born Koyo Kouoh has already made a significant impression, launching an ambitious programme of symposia, summits, and special commissions as well as overseeing a survey by Nigerian-born Otobong Nkanga’s first exhibition in South Africa, and working on the first retrospective of Tracey Rose. Previously, Kouoh was the artistic director of RAW Material Company, an exhibition space, artists’ residency, and center for critical education in Dakar that she founded in 2008. As an independent curator, Kouoh has organized exhibitions internationally, including a touring group show of works by African women artists, including Nkanga and Rose, that debuted at Wiels, Brussels in 2015; the 37th EVA International in Limerick in 2016; and Dig Where You Stand, an exploration of colonial histories as represented through objects from the collections of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, in 2018. Kouoh also served on the curatorial teams for Documenta 12 and 13 (2007/12) and has written and published numerous critical works, including Breathing Out of School: The RAW Académie and Condition Report on Art History in Africa; both coedited with Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi et al. Instagram: @madamekoyo



Associate curators

© Christoph Terhechte© Christoph Terhechte

Rasha Salti is a researcher, writer, and curator of art and film, working and living between Beirut and Berlin. She co-curated several film programs including Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s until Now, with Jytte Jensen (2010–12) showcased at the MoMA in New York and Saving Bruce Lee: African and Arab Cinema in the Era of Soviet Cultural Diplomacy with Koyo Kouoh at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (2018). In 2011, she was one of co-curators of the 10th edition of the Sharjah Biennial for the Arts, and in 2015, she co-curated with Kristine Khouri the exhibition Past Disquiet: Narratives and Ghosts from the Exhibition of International Art for Palestine (Beirut, 1978), at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona (MACBA), at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin, in 2016, at the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA) in Santiago de Chile and at the Sursock Museum both in 2018. In 2006, she edited Insights into Syrian Cinema: Essays and Conversations with Filmmakers (ArteEast and Rattapallax Press) and in 2009, she collaborated with photographer Ziad Antar on an exhibition and book titled Beirut Bereft: The Architecture of the Forsaken and Map of the Derelict. In 2010, she co-edited I Would Have Smiled: A Tribute to Myrtle Winter-Chaumeny with Issam Nassar, a book dedicated to the legacy of British photographer founder of the UNRWA photographic archive. In 2018, she co-edited with Kristine Khouri, Past Disquiet: Artists, International Solidarity and Museums in Exile, published by the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw. And in 2019, she collaborated with Christoph Terhechte on This Notebook Belongs to Rasha Salti, If Found…, published by Ashkal Alwan within the framework of Homeworks. 


© Alexandra Polina© Alexandra Polina

Gabriella Beckhurst Feijoo is an art historian, researcher, and curator of photography, artists’ moving image, and performance. Projects they have contributed to in a curatorial and editorial capacity include Dig Where You Stand devised by Koyo Kouoh for the 57th Carnegie International in Pittsburgh (2018), ZEITSPUREN: The Power of Now, Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel (2018), and ATARAXIA, the public program of the Swiss Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017). Gabriella is completing a PhD in Art History at University College London (UCL) and holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London. Much of their research is concerned with the visual and cultural histories of identity and space, queer artmaking and social infrastructures, environmental justice and political ecology. Their writing on art and film has appeared in Another Gaze, Map Magazine, Sculpture Journal, and König Magazine


© Sean D. Henry Smith© Sean D. Henry Smith

Oluremi C. Onabanjo is an Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The former Director of Exhibitions and Collections for The Walther Collection, she has organized exhibitions across Africa, Europe, and North America, and managed one of the most significant private collections of photography in the world. In 2017, she co-curated Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography and Video Art, and edited its accompanying publication (Steidl), which was shortlisted for an ICP Infinity Award in Critical Writing and Research (2018). Onabanjo lectures internationally on photography and curatorial practice, and her writing appears in ApertureThe New Yorker, The PhotoBook Review, Tate Etc., as well as publications by The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art, the RISD Museum, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, amongst others.


© Paula Markert© Paula Markert

Cale Garrido is an independent journalist, photo editor, and curator based in Hamburg, Germany. She works on documentary and artistic photography projects, exhibitions and publications. Having worked as an assistant curator at the 7. Triennial of Photography Hamburg in 2018, she joins the curatorial team for the 8. edition. Since 2016, she has worked as a photo editor for Greenpeace-related publications in Germany. This experience has fostered a lasting interest in environmentally engaging photographic projects and brought her to curate group shows including Urgent Arts of Living (Kaunas Photography Gallery, 2019) and What if Earth becomes Uninhabitable (PHmuseum, 2020). As a member of the artists’ and photographers’ collective APPARAT, founded in Berlin in 2017, she curated the exhibition Die Anderen sind Wir. Bilder einer dissonanten Gesellschaft (2019) at Brandenburgischen Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst in Cottbus, Germany. She collaborates on a regular basis with Kaunas Photography Gallery, and is co-editor of the publications Joan Fontcuberta: Crisis of History (2020), and Women's Workshop (2021).



The Triennial of Photography Hamburg has taken place every three years since 1999 in cooperation with Hamburg's major museums, exhibition houses, cultural institutions, galleries, and other organisers, and is an important photo event with international appeal throughout Germany. The Triennial highlights current trends in photography and brings together a large number of photo exhibitions under a common theme. The Triennial is accompanied by an international, interdisciplinary symposium in the run-up to the event and a festival lasting several days in the summer of 2022. Since 2014, the Triennial of Photography Hamburg has been organized by Deichtorhallen Hamburg GmbH. 

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The 8th edition spans a parcours of twelve exhibitions and 77 artists. Responding to the curatorial prompt of Currency, the exhibitions explore the myriad ways in which value and meaning are attached to photographs, and how that meaning is produced, circulated, and interpreted. 

At the Hall for Contemporary Art – Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Currency: Photography Beyond Capture explores conceptual approaches to photography in the “retinal age.” Works by 29 international artists will be interwoven, providing a series of entry points for reimagining the relationship between knowledge and the photographic medium. The transfer and circulation of meaning in photography also informs the subject of Give and Take. Images upon Images at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, a group exhibition exploring how images move across geographical, cultural, and social boundaries.

Two exhibitions are devoted to the photographer Herbert List. The Magic Eye at the Bucerius Kunst Forum presents the first international survey exhibition of his work, while the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg presents List’s never-before-seen photo book project from the 1930s and 1940s: Präuscher’s Panoptikum.

The Kunstverein in Hamburg hosts a solo exhibition of the artist and photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family, Act III, the last part of her photo series in which Frazier documented the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Extending critical work around resources, Kunsthaus Hamburg presents Seeing the woods for the trees by the Italian design duo formafantasma: a series of visual essays exploring the development and regulation of the global timber industry.

Archive of Experiences at the Museum am Rothenbaum – World Cultures and Arts re-examines its photographic collection from the perspective of global trade, inviting artist Kelvin Haizel to engage with a photo album from 1868 taken of the city of Singapore that was bequeathed by a Hamburg merchant family. Three exhibitions are presented by the Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg: Macht Mittel Geld at the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte approaches “currency” through the museum’s significant inventory of coins that reflect particular aspects of colonial history; Strike! at the Museum der Arbeit explores a photographic history of key labour struggles from the 1960s to the present moment; Ciphers of a City: Photographs by Hans Meyer-Veden at the Jenisch Haus presents Meyer-Veden's vision of the city alongside three interventions by the photographer Michael Meyborg, the mpz film group, and the street artist TONA.

Two further exhibitions are hosted by the Deichtorhallen Hamburg: a retrospective of the Hamburg fashion and advertising photographer Charlotte March at the Falckenberg Collection and a two-part exhibition at the House of Photography / PHOXXI. At the PHOXXI, Christoph Irrgang documents the F.C. Grundlach Collection in transition, while Photonews editors Anna Gripp and Denis Brudna explore Paris Photo as photography’s “stock exchange.”

Explore the exhibitions and participating artists below.


Participating Artists 2022


Akinbode Akinbiyi | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Claudia Andujar | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Ziad Antar | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Vartan Avakian | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Ragnar Axelsson | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture


Viktoria Binschtok | Give and Take: Images upon Images
Josephin Böttger | Give and Take: Images upon Images
Denis Brudna | Behind the Scenes


Irene Chabr | Give and Take: Images upon Images
Edson Chagas | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Sara Cwynar | Give and Take: Images upon Images


Felix Dlangamandla | Strike! Photo Stories of Labor Struggles


Oroma Elewa | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture


Kristen Feilberg | Archive of Experiences
Anne-Marie Filaire | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
formafantasma (Andrea Trimarchi, Simone Farresin) | Seeing the wood for the trees
LaToya Ruby Frazier | LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family, Act III


Katharina Gaenssler | Give and Take: Images upon Images
Anna Gripp | Behind the Scenes
Émile Gsell | Archive of Experiences


John Harris | Strike! Photo Stories of Labor Struggles
Lyle Ashton Harris | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Kelvin Kweku Haizel | Archive of Experiences 
Leslie Hewitt | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Sabine Hornig | Give and Take: Images upon Images
Gernot Huber | Strike! Photo Stories of Labor Struggles


Christoph Irrgang | Behind the Scenes


Alfredo Jaar | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture


Michael Kerstgens | Strike! Photo Stories of Labor Struggles
Lebohang Kganye | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Clifford Prince King | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture


Louise Lawler | Give and Take: Images upon Images
Herbert List | The Magic Eye; Präuschers Panoptikum: A Photo Book by Herbert List
Eva Lomby | Money. Means. Power. Image as Currency? Currency as Image!


Charlotte March | Charlotte March
Michael Meyborg | Chiffren einer Stadt. Photographs of Hans Meyer-Veden
Hans Meyer-Veden | Chiffren einer Stadt. Photographs of Hans Meyer-Veden
mpz Filmgruppe | Chiffren einer Stadt. Photographs of Hans Meyer-Veden
Matthew Muir | Give and Take: Images upon Images


Osamu James Nakagawa | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Guevara Namer | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Marilyn Nance | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
rana elnemr | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Mame-Diarra Niang | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Otobong Nkanga | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture


Frida Orupabo | Give and Take: Images upon Images


James Page | Archive of Experiences
Elle Pérez | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Max Pinckers | Give and Take: Images upon Images


Walid Raad | Give and Take: Images upon Images
Jo Ractliffe | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Ashfika Rahman | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Volker Renner | Give and Take: Images upon Images
Cecilia Reynoso | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Sebastian Riemer | Give and Take: Images upon Images
Klaus Rose | Strike! Photo Stories of Labor Struggles
Martha Rosler | Give and Take: Images upon Images
RaMell Ross | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Pierre Joseph Rossier | Archive of Experiences
Thomas Ruff | Give and Take: Images upon Images


Hinrich Schultze | Strike! Photo Stories of Labor Struggles
Chris Schwagga | Money. Means. Power. Image as Currency? Currency as Image!
Fazal Sheikh | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Taryn Simon | Give and Take: Images upon Images
Alon Skuy | Strike! Photo Stories of Labor Struggles
John Sturrock | Strike! Photo Stories of Labor Struggles


John Thomson | Archive of Experiences
TONA | Chiffren einer Stadt. Photographs of Hans Meyer-Veden
Bouba Touré | Strike! Photo Stories of Labor Struggles
Anton Tripp | Strike! Photo Stories of Labor Struggles


Alexey Vasilyev | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Manfred Vollmer | Strike! Photo Stories of Labor Struggles


Walther Bentley Woodbury | Archive of Experiences


Carrie Yamaoka | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Raed Yassin | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Paul Yeung | Currency: Photography Beyond Capture



Exhibitions 2022


Herbert List, <em>Unter dem Poseidontempel, Sounion</em>, 1937. Münchner Stadtmuseum, Sammlung Fotografie, Archiv List © Herbert List Estate, Hamburg, Deutschland

Herbert List, Unter dem Poseidontempel, Sounion, 1937. Münchner Stadtmuseum, Sammlung Fotografie, Archiv List © Herbert List Estate, Hamburg, Deutschland

Bucerius Kunst Forum
Herbert List: The Magic Eye
May 14 – September 11, 2022

The Bucerius Kunst Forum presents the first international survey exhibition of the work of Hamburg-born photographer Herbert List (1903–1975) in more than two decades. The retrospective spans the artist’s entire career, from his Surrealist works made before 1945 to his visions of life in antiquity and extensive pictorial accounts of non-European cultures, all the way to the male nudes with which List avowed his own homosexuality.

List’s work before 1945 betrays the strong influence of pittura metafisica and Surrealism. Like Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte, he strove to visualize the more inscrutable and ambiguous aspects of reality. Many of his photographs, whether taken in Hamburg, Paris, or Athens, exude an aura of mystery and enigma. While travelling in Mediterranean climes, List set out to bring back to life in his pictures the ideals of classical Greek and Roman antiquity. He later revived this magical world in photographs taken amid the ruins of Munich after 1945. After the war, he devoted his energies primarily to photo essays, producing extensive reports on Naples, the Caribbean, and Mexico, published either in book form or in leading magazines such as Life, Heute, and DU. His interest in non-European cultures eventually led to extensive series on Nigerian, Oceanic, and pre-Columbian sculpture. Further chapters in the exhibition explore List’s penchant for the male nude as well as his portraits of modern artists including Picasso, Miró, Braque, Chagall, Calder, and Morandi, and writers such as Pier Paolo Pasolini and Ingeborg Bachmann.

Herbert List’s keenness to interact with people and learn their stories is evident in particular in his portraits and early street photography, and is also reflected in his photojournalism. His own special “Currency” is his open mind for those he encountered and his interest in delving into their innermost secrets.

The exhibition, a collaboration between the Bucerius Kunst Forum and the Herbert List Archive at the Munich City Museum, presents approximately 220 original photographs dating from 1930 to 1965. Find out more.

Curated by Dr. Kathrin Baumstark and Dr. Ulrich Pohlmann.


Charlotte March, Donyale Luna with Jewelry for twen, 1966, black-and-white photograph, Baryt, 30 × 40 cm © Charlotte March, Deichtorhallen Hamburg/Sammlung Falckenberg

Deichtorhallen Hamburg:
Falckenberg Collection

Charlotte March: Fotografin / Photographer
May 20 – September 4, 2022

The major retrospective on Charlotte March (1929–2005) at the Falckenberg Collection focuses on the previously little-known works of this photographer from Hamburg, who is known for her fashion and advertising photos. Her estate, comprising nearly seven thousand works, has been part of the Falckenberg Collection since 2006. It forms the basis for the rediscovery of this photographer, who worked for magazines such as Brigitte, Stern, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, and Twen. Her 1977 self-published book Mann, oh Mann: Ein Vorschlag zur Emanzipation des attraktiven Mannes was widely discussed, since it was the first to explicitly show a female view of the male body.

The exhibition offers an overview of all the artist’s creative periods, from her early photographs in Hamburg in the 1950s to her trips to Italy in the 1960s and her later international fashion and advertising photographs. It focuses in particular on March’s work in and relationship to the city of Hamburg, where she lived throughout her life.

Starting in the 1950s, her highly sensitive view of postwar Hamburg shows the various facets of the city and of human life. Her interest in people and how they make a living, as well as her perspective on the fringes of society and the city, also led her to marginalized, utterly unglamorous places. This behind-the-scenes glimpse of the city shows what life was like for candymakers, blacksmiths, and cashiers, as well as in the Reeperbahn, Hamburg’s red-light district.

March’s early work in particular made an important, previously little-known contribution to the cultural memory of the city of Hamburg and beyond. The exhibition in the Falckenberg Collection is being realized in close collaboration with Manju Sawhney, a photographer and March’s longtime assistant, as well as archivist of her estate.

Curated by Goesta Diercks and Dirk Luckow in cooperation with Manju Sawhney.


Osamu James Nakagawa, Fences, 2019 © Osamu James Nakagawa

Deichtorhallen Hamburg:
Hall for Contemporary Art
Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
May 20 – September 18, 2022

Currency: Photography Beyond Capture (Photographie jenseits der Aufnahme) explores artistic engagements with photography in the “retinal age,” where images not only act as records and imprints but fundamentally shape acts of seeing and being seen. Approaching photographs as sites of narrative invention rather than as documents of binding truth or essence, Currency considers how value and meaning are reimagined through conceptual approaches to the photographic image.   

The exhibition weaves modes of experimental capture, appearance, multisensory evocation, archival and documentary practice. In staging works by visual artists and photographers, several motifs will structure Currency: the deconstruction and juxtaposition of visual canons; portrayals of community and social relations from within; countermapping in the Anthropocene across landscapes of extractive capitalism and military occupation; tenderness and the currency of intimacy beyond the conventions of portraiture; and poetic explorations into the alchemical processes of photography.

With work by Akinbode Akinbiyi, Claudia Andujar, Ziad Antar, Vartan Avakian, Ragnar Axelsson, Edson Chagas, Oroma Elewa, Anne-Marie Filaire, Lyle Ashton Harris, Leslie Hewitt, Alfredo Jaar, Lebohang Kganye, Clifford Prince King, Osamu James Nakagawa, Guevara Namer, Marilyn Nance, rana elnemr, Mame-Diarra Niang, Otobong Nkanga, Elle Pérez, Jo Ractliffe, Ashfika Rahman, Cecilia Reynoso, RaMell Ross, Fazal Sheikh, Alexey Vasilyev, Carrie Yamaoka, Raed Yassin, and Paul Yeung.

Curated by Koyo Kouoh, Rasha Salti, Gabriella Beckhurst Feijoo, and Oluremi C. Onabanjo.


Christoph Irrgang, from the series Behind the Scenes, 2021 © Christoph Irrgang

Deichtorhallen Hamburg:
PHOXXI, the Temporary House of Photography
Behind the Scenes
May 20 – August 14, 2022

The two-part exhibition Behind the Scenes in the PHOXXI, the Temporary House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, revolves around processes of exchange and change confronting the institution’s photography collection.

The photographer, businessman, and collector F.C. Gundlach (1926–2021) never thought of collecting solely as an investment, and instead primarily pursued his passion for and commitment to supporting photography. Nonetheless, the private F.C. Gundlach Collection, with its great cultural value, is a powerful cultural “currency” that led to the establishment of the House of Photography in the southern hall of the Deichtorhallen in 2003.

The focus of this exhibition is the relocation of the F.C. Gundlach Collection, which became necessary due to the extensive three-year renovation of the House of Photography building. Hamburg-based photographer Christoph Irrgang understands the relocation of the F.C. Gundlach Collection as an artistic challenge, which he documents in photography in both matter-of-fact and poetic manners. While he is fascinated by the non-public and very intimate working situation in the storage areas, he uses conceptual opposites such as light/dark and interior/exterior to depict visible details of the work with the collection as well as those that remain hidden from view.

Irrgang’s analytical photographic work is complemented by a cooperation with the Hamburg-based photography magazine Photonews. The atmosphere and international flair of Paris Photo—since 1997 the world’s largest photography fair, featuring international galleries, publishers, and prominent figures—is regularly photographed by Photonews editors Anna Gripp and Denis Brudna. The international fair, which takes place every November in the Grand Palais with some two hundred participating galleries and publishers, has long since attained the status of a powerful “stock exchange” for photography. For Gundlach, Paris Photo was an annual event of supreme importance: there he met other collectors, friends, gallerists, and artists, maintained contacts, made new connections, and purchased photographic artworks.

While Irrgang’s color and black-and-white photographs offer detailed insights into the microcosm of a private collection, in videos and numerous photographs from Paris Photo, Brudna and Gripp reveal an exciting and atmospherically concentrated view of the pulsating activity at the international event under the glass dome of the Grand Palais.

Curated by Dr. Sabine Schnakenberg, Curator of the F.C. Gundlach Collection.


Sara Cwynar, Glass Life (video still), 2021, six channel 2K video with sound, 19’02’’ Courtesy the artist, The Approach, London, and Foxy Production, New York © Sara Cwynar

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Give and Take: Images upon Images
May 20 – August 29, 2022

Give and Take describes the processes of exchange and appropriation of visual material in contemporary photography. More and more images are circulating and migrating across geographical, cultural, and social boundaries. One and the same photograph may appear today in myriad contexts, multiplying its impact exponentially. We have thus lost control of all the meanings that may be assigned to an image once it is released into the world. In this “give and take,” artists appropriate images from a variety of fields as they explore the mechanisms behind the production of realities and identities.

From early picture archives, historical film footage, and museum collections to classic print media and digital images found on social media and through search engines, the artists featured in the exhibition draw on a rich trove of material. With their photographs, films, and installations, the artists respond to images that originated in another time or were made for a different purpose. Featuring work by Viktoria Binschtok, Sara Cwynar, Louise Lawler, Max Pinckers, Walid Raad, Sebastian Riemer, Volker Renner, Taryn Simon, among others. Find out more.

Curated by Dr. Petra Roettig, Stephanie Bunk, Leona Marie Ahrens.


Hans Meyer-Veden, Rethespeicher in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg © Hans Meyer-Veden Estate, F.C. Gundlach Foundation

Jenisch Haus
Ciphers of a City: Photographs by Hans Meyer-Veden
With three interventions by the photographer Michael Meyborg, the mpz film group, and the street artist TONA
May 20, 2022 – February 13, 2023

On its way to the sea, the Elbe meets Hamburg and gives the city on the river its special character. Photographer Hans Meyer-Veden has captured the city on the river in expressive images over more than three decades: A flâneur with a camera, on foot in the streets and alleys, on the water and in the marsh. He chose his motifs with a sure photographic eye: architectural ensembles and details in the narrow alleys of Altona and between the office buildings of Speicherstadt, technical apparatus and equipment in the harbor, nature in the city and the countryside, and the ever-changing water surface of the Elbe.

Born in Stade in 1931 and moved to Altona in 1982, Hans Meyer-Veden fixed the urban space in its diversity and changed in his own visual language until his death in 2018. His photographic explorations gain their tension from the contrast between subjective, finely crafted aesthetics on the one hand and a striving for objective representation on the other. What is conspicuous here is the absence of people: In stark contrast to the representatives of classical street photography, Hans Meyer-Veden did not make the inhabitants of the city the focus of his photographs. He himself explained this particular attitude with a "radical change in the way photography is used," which he felt was necessary in 1982 when he encountered the big city: Away from the "aesthetics of a representative moment" to an "observation directed at the whole." The photographs invite us to "look at them with our minds, to read them and decipher them." Hans Meyer-Veden also saw his photographs as an archive of the social processes of urban society, in which the melancholy of decay is turned to the positive by a pronounced desire for transformation.

In the context of the Triennial of Photography Hamburg 2022 under the motto 'Currency', three interventions complement the exhibition with alternative perspectives that broaden Hans Meyer-Veden's themes and photographs in terms of perspective: A group of works by photographer Michael Meyborg shows the life of mainly Turkish-born guest workers in Altona around 1980, the film "Terrible Houses in Danger" by mpz Filmgruppe brings the protest of squatters on Hafenstraße into the picture until 1985, and the works of street artist TONA, created since 1999, invite a current form of visual engagement with urban society on the river. The exhibition includes 100 handprints by photographer Hans Meyer-Veden, a panel of documentary photographs by Michael Meyborg, a video presentation by mpz Filmgruppe, and a wall installation by TONA. Find out more.

An exhibition of the F.C. Gundlach Foundation at Jenisch Haus. Curated by Sebastian Lux, Jasmin Seck (Stiftung F.C. Gundlach), and Nicole Tiedemann-Bischop (Director of Jenisch Haus). 


Formafantasma, Cambio, 2020, video still

Kunsthaus Hamburg
Formafantasma: Seeing the Wood for the Trees
May 20 – July 31, 2022

The exhibition at Kunsthaus Hamburg encompasses three parts of Formafantasma’s longterm investigation and multidisciplinary exhibition project, Seeing the woods for the trees. In the form of visual essays, they trace the development and regulation of the global timber industry that emerged in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, especially in colonized regions. The understanding of nature as a raw material and commodity, as well as the human relationship to nature, is reflected in historical, scientific, and documentary photographs and film footage. The green screen method serves the artists as a key design element, which corresponds visually to the complexity of the narration and sources of information.

The films Cambio and Seeing the Wood for the Trees investigate how the timber industry has evolved over time and how its governance is structured today, touching upon the European and global regulations involved. The works ask how a networked understanding of materials can be applied to a more holistic approach to design and our relationship to the world. They further draw connections between timber’s physical materiality and the abstract but pervasive conditions of exploitation, colonialism, and consumerism.

The third film Quercus was created in collaboration with the philosopher and botanist Emanuele Coccia. Through its narrative, the work questions our sense of dominance, observing the degree to which humanity is dependent upon the form and physicality of trees from the perspective of an imagined forest. The visuals for this piece are provided by a laser scanner, used for cartography and archaeology and recently adopted by the timber industry to select trees for logging.

Formafantasma is a research-based design studio investigating the ecological, historical, political and social forces shaping the discipline of design today. Since founding the studio in 2009, Italians Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin have championed the need for value-laden advocacy merged with holistic design thinking. Find out more.

Curated by Katja Schroeder.


LaToya Ruby Frazier, Tuklor and Moses West Helping Deontray Crocket and a Flint Community Member Refill Jugs to Distribute to Elderly and Disabled Community Members (Ms. Rene Cobb and Shea Cobb Look On, and a Flint Community Member Passes By), Flint, Michigan, 2019. Archival Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm) © LaToya Ruby Frazier. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery

Kunstverein in Hamburg
LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint Is Family, Act III
May 20 – October 2, 2022

The Kunstverein in Hamburg presents Flint Is Family, Act III by LaToya Ruby Frazier (b. 1982), the final part in a series of photographs documenting the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, which started in 2014 and continues today. Through capturing the stories of Flint residents, Frazier shows how industrial and governmental neglect toward the sanctity of the city’s water supply had an immediate impact on community members’ lives. In this final act, Frazier shows how Shea Cobb, Amber Hasan, and herself—three African American women from working class backgrounds—were at the helm of bringing resources and care to a community under attack.

Expanding on the legacy of the work of Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison, who photographed 1940s Harlem, Frazier approaches injustices of today as a continuation of this social documentary photography that is as formally astute as it is politically forceful. Frazier’s activism, which focuses on actively addressing issues of social injustice, labor rights, racism, and environmental pollution in cities plunged into decline by deindustrialization, veritably corresponds with the theme of the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg: currencyFind out more.

Curated by Nicholas Tammens.


Album with studio portraits, city views and landscape photographs from Singapore; 1868; MARKK Photographic Collection © MARKK, Photo: Paul Schimweg

MARKK – Museum am Rothenbaum. Kulturen und Künste der Welt
Archive of Experiences
May 20 – October 16, 2022

Photographs often appear to be records of past moments, events, and memories. With materials spanning different geopolitical regions and social backgrounds from all over the world, the photo archive becomes a fountain of intersecting histories. The focus of the exhibition Archive of Experiences at the MARKK is a photo album from 1868 linked to the city of Singapore and a Hamburg merchant family. The exhibition addresses the multivalent memories and contested meanings of such an originally private assemblage of images now part of the MARKK photographic collection. The visual encounter of the subjects, the materiality, and the means of distribution will together resonate with currency as the underlying theme of the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg.

The exhibition features visually compelling images depicting people, landscapes, and architecture related to Singapore and Southeast Asia from the first decades of photography. Premised on the museum as a place with potential to open up new frames of references in which photographs can interrupt dominant narratives, the exhibition seeks to reclaim perceptions that have been formed through the consumption of photographs, specifically in scenarios where photographs have been used as tools to register and fix identities, and to accumulate knowledge and therefore power over others. As an attempt to challenge these patterns of value formation and inscription, MARKK in Motion Artist in Residence Kelvin Haizel will engage with the photo archive to create a corresponding artwork for the exhibition.

Curated by Martha Kazungu and Gabriel Schimmeroth.


Baha Targün with a megaphone at the Ford factory gate in Cologne-Niehl, August 1973 © Gernot Huber

Museum der Arbeit
Strike! Photo Stories of Labor Struggles
May 20 – October 3, 2022

This exhibition presents a photographic history of key labor struggles and momentum from the 1960s to the current gig economy. Organized as a set of chapters, Strike! Photo Stories of Labor Struggles takes the structural crises of leading regional industries in the Ruhr region and Hamburg in the 1960s and 1980s as a starting point for the development of strike culture in Germany. Also explored are the UK miners’ strike of 1984–1985, the sans-papiers of France, led by migrant workers from 1996 onwards, and the 2012 strike of South African miners in the region of Marikani.

With a focus on photography, Strike! explores how awareness and solidarity spread through a visual culture of labor struggles, affecting both participants and the self-image of trade unions. The majority of the images presented were taken by photojournalists who accompanied the labor struggles. The photo archive of the Ruhr Museum Essen contains the estates and archives of a number of significant photographers, among them Anton Tripp, Manfred Scholz, and Klaus Rose, while series held by the Museum der Arbeit, DOMiD in Cologne, Magnum Paris, and the photographers themselves, enrich this presentation. Through oral history and ephemera, Strike! aims to center the protagonists of these movements and public response to these actions.

Curated by Stefan Rahner.


From the exhibition Power. Means. Money. © Chris Schwagga


Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte
POWER. MEANS. MONEY. Image as currency? Currency as image!
May 20 – August 15, 2022

The Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte (MHG) presents an installation by the Mexican-German curator Yolanda Gutiérrez, Rwandan photographer Chris Schwagga, and dancer Eva Lomby, which employs the languages of dance and photography to engage with artifacts selected from the museum’s collections. Inspired by the theme of the Triennial of Photography Hamburg and in particular by MHG’s numismatic holdings of colonial coins, the performance will set these objects in motion via a dance intervention and photographic documentation of the performance. Schwagga will also respond to Lomby’s contribution as a source of inspiration drawn from the expressive power of the body. Several contexts will be engaged by this collaboration: historical, (post-)colonial, cultural, social, aesthetic, and technical. At the same time, Schwagga takes up the view of the formerly colonized to consider the meaning and function these coins had, and for whom. The project also engages the various economic, social, and cultural effects of the introduction of colonial currency into the former colony of German East Africa, offering a set of alternative perspectives that shed different light on history.

Curated by Yolanda Gutiérrez.


Herbert List (1903–1975), Trepanation, 1944/46, gelatin silver print, Münchner Stadtmuseum © Magnum Photos / Herbert List Estate Hamburg (Detail)

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G)
Präuscher’s Panoptikum: A Photo Book by Herbert List
May 20 – September 18, 2022

On the occasion of the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G) is taking a new look at two work complexes by the Hamburg photographer Herbert List (1903–1975). 

The first part of the exhibition Präuscher's Panoptikum: A Photo Book by Herbert List presents List’s book to the public for the first time ever. At the time List made his photographs, in 1944, the Panoptikum was displaying historical figural groups and fairy tale scenes along with a chamber of anatomical wonders. List viewed this world through the nostalgic eyes of a connoisseur of the antiquated and bizarre – this was a medium of entertainment that had its heyday in the late nineteenth century and had already long gone out of fashion by List’s day. He set out to bring the scenes to life again with his camera and the shattering of the illusion that immediately followed, conceiving his book as a guide through an artificial world.

The second part of the exhibition is then devoted to Herbert List’s photographs of young men and sculptures, which have been rediscovered since the 2000s as bellwethers of the “queer gaze” – a visual language that challenges gender stereotypes and the associated power relations. 

The two themes are linked by the interest displayed by the openly gay photographer in pop culture, kitsch and in eliciting in the viewer a visceral reaction to his subjects. The exhibition features around 70 photographs by Herbert List from the 1930s and 1940s as well as magazine articles, individual wax figures and their models from art history as well as the original book layout for Präuscher’s Panoptikum. Find out more.

Curated by Dr. Esther Ruelfs and Sven Schumacher.




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Established within the framework of the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg 2022, Triennial Expanded is a dedicated platform for the local Hamburg photography scene. Creating a space of exchange and encounter, the platform champions the diversity of the local photography scene amongst the Triennial’s national and international audience. Triennial Expanded begins with the Festival Weekend, June 2 – 6, 2022.

Selected Projects: Numerous Hamburg-based photographers, artists, curators, and collectives applied through an open call in fall 2021 in response to the curatorial conceit of Currency. 12 projects dealing innovatively with the medium of photography were selected by a jury to receive funding to present their projects as part of the 8th edition.

Satellite Exhibitions: Hamburg galleries and art venues working with the medium of photography during the Triennial Festival period (2 – 6 June 2022) and beyond were also invited to participate in the official festival program.  

View the projects and exhibitions below.

Selected Projects

Cloud Index © Jonas Fischer
Cloud Index © Jonas FischerCloud Index © Jonas Fischer
<em>The Images of Others. Searching for Mr X</em> © Karsten KronasThe Images of Others. Searching for Mr X © Karsten Kronas
<em>A Position in Care Work</em> © Julia Tielke, Almuth AndersA Position in Care Work © Julia Tielke, Almuth Anders
<em>House of Assembly</em> (video still), 2022 © Michael KohlsHouse of Assembly (video still), 2022 © Michael Kohls
<em>Photo – Intervention: A performative evening on photography</em> © Leif-Erik SchmittPhoto – Intervention: A performative evening on photography © Leif-Erik Schmitt
<em>I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE</em> © Prince Jacon „Osinachi“ IgweI AM BECAUSE YOU ARE © Prince Jacon „Osinachi“ Igwe
<em>ISO (TO GO)</em> © Robin HinschISO (TO GO) © Robin Hinsch
<em>Sharing Laboratory. Exchange as Currency</em> © Marta DjourinaSharing Laboratory. Exchange as Currency © Marta Djourina
<em>tempo</em> © Ines Könitz, Lucie Marsmanntempo © Ines Könitz, Lucie Marsmann
<em>Wigs & Gloves, Marnie Scarlet</em> © Julia GaesWigs & Gloves, Marnie Scarlet © Julia Gaes
<em>Film still Wings, Steps, Fire</em> (2021) © Elina SaalfeldFilm still Wings, Steps, Fire (2021) © Elina Saalfeld
<em>Destruction of the laboratory in favor of the experiment. Die Welle</em> (2020–2021) © Jörg GläscherDestruction of the laboratory in favor of the experiment. Die Welle (2020–2021) © Jörg Gläscher

ZOLLO / Alster-Bille-Elbe PARKS
Jonas Fischer: Cloud Index
June 2 – 6, 2022

cloud-index.cloud is a growing online archive that collects and presents cloud imagery of fossil fuel combustion sites.


Kraftwerk Bille
The Images of Others

June 2 – 6, 2022

An exhibition opening up visual worlds and social spaces in the context of archives.

Participating artists: Karsten Kronas, Lucie Marsmann, Max Ernst Stockburger, Jan Borreck, Sari Schildt
Curated by: Sari Schildt, Julia Gaes, Jan Borreck


ZOLLO / Alster-Bille-Elbe PARKS
Almuth Anders: A position in care work
June 2 – 6, 2022

A project exploring the irresolvable contradiction between the aspects of love, meaningfulness, and necessity inherent in care work, and the exploitation of such labor.


Enfants Artspace
Paula Markert and Michael Kohls: Forms of Representation / House of Assembly
June 5 – 6, 2022

In this collaborative project, photographers Paula Markert and Michael Kohls examine the invisibility and visibility of Jewish life in Germany and the place of religion in political discourse.


Frappant e.V.
Photo – Intervention: A performative evening on photography

June 4, 2022

An evening event offering interdisciplinary perspectives on photography with a performative intervention through the mail art project , a photography quiz, and a collaborative exhibition with submitted photographs.

Participants: Students and lecturers from the Folkwang UDK, Thomas Seelig, Pencil Quincy, Sophie-Charlotte Opitz

Curated by: Alexander Hagmann, Paula Markert, and Irina Ruppert



June 2 – 3, 2022

A panel at M.Bassy exploring solidarity economies and socially engaged art practices. The speakers approach the NFT and Crypto art sphere from several angles, economically, artistically, sociologically, and technically.

Curated by: M. Bassy Collective


This event takes place on Telegram. To access the chat ISO (TO GO) visit isooo.live
ISO (TO GO) – A haunted walk with your phone camera

June 4, 2022

ISO (TO GO) is a digital platform created by the performance duo Granderath&Oliveira in cooperation with media artist and programmer Torben Spieker. The chat is part of the serial, participatory project ISO on private photography realized at the LICHTHOF Theater Hamburg in 2021. ISO connects photography and chats as omnipresent everyday practices and puts the radical expansion of theater within the digital realm to the test.


Labor Herr Rose
Sharing Laboratory. Exchange as Currency

June 1 – 6, 2022

Das gemeinschaftliche Labor für analoge Farbfotografie wird für die Ausstellungszeit ein Ort der kollektiven Produktion von Künstler*innen wie Besucher*innen. Eine Fabrik der Bilder, die kapitalistische Grundprinzipien unterläuft.

Participating artists: Stefanie Becker, Marta Djourina, Patrick Knuchel, Benjamin Kummer, Kolja Linowitzki, Sara-Lena Maierhofer, Lena Oehmsen, Wirkus / Pries, Frederick Vidal, Erica Bialowons, Janina Wick, Irina Ruppert

Curated by: Sara-Lena Maierhofer and Frederick Vidal


Raum für Illustration
Ines Könitz and Lucie Marsmann: tempo
June 3 – 5, 2022

An exploration of bygone holidays spent in Italy and feelings of longing.


Galerie Oel-Früh
Julia Gaes: Wigs & Gloves
June 2 – 6, 2022

A project showcasing performances of gender diversity.

Artists: Julia Gaes, UFF, Georg Müller, Michelle Müller, Mählerbrandt

Performers: Asha Jones, Marlene Kiepke, Hasard le Sin, Kanae Mito, UFF, Lola la Tease, Betty Fvck, Giddy Heights, Marnie Scarlet, Theodora Rex, Dave The Bear, Lucy Lovegun, Lexy Nightcat, Arden Delacour, Miss Setty Mois, Viktoria Lapidus, Sherry Vine, The Ryan Stecken, Bonnie Boux, Seymour Bottoms, Miss Rudy Ruby, The Electrik Poodles, Alexander the Great, Felicia Diamond, Velvet Rose, Eve Champagne, Tristan Ginger, Darvish, La Viola Vixen, Chlorophyll von Needle


Elina Saalfeld: Steps, Wings, Fire
June 3 – 5, 2022

Elina Saalfeld’s video installation Steps, Wings, Fire (2021) asks questions about historical objects as evidence for narratives and considers how they function as trophies and currency.

Curated by: Seda Yıldız


Design Zentrum Hamburg
Destruction of the laboratory in favor of the experiment
June 2 – 8, 2022

The title of this exhibition alludes to the fragility of the given situation as well as the courage to creatively approach the constructedness of reality. Contradictions are revealed between the facade and its content and between information and meaning, questioning the image of self, the image of others, and the image of things.

Participating artists: Peter Bialobrzeski, Klaus Elle, Florian Geiss, Jörg Gläscher, Andreas Herzau, Pepa Hristova, Julia Knop, Henrik Spohler, Ruth Stoltenberg, and Alexandra Weber

Curated by: Sebastian Lux

Satellite Exhibitions

List of participating galleries and art spaces:

Akademie für Fotografie
Artists: Nikolai Frerichs, Andreas Hopfgarten, Marie Hölscher, Christian Piel, Moritz Rehbein, Katinka Schütt, Angela Simi, Yves Suter, Michael Taterka, Jan Volbracht, Sabrina Weniger
Curated by: Tine Reimer & André Hemstedt 

Altonaer Museum (Dock)
Photo Competition at Hamburg schools
Artists: Pupils from Hamburg schools

Atelierhaus 23
in memoriam Herbert Wagner (1953 – 2020)
Artist: Herbert Wagner
Curated by: Margit Tabel-Gerster

Café Pause - Honigfabrik
The Fragility of a Trace
Artist: Amina Zoubir
Curated by: Helge Kollmann

Capitis Galerie
6 Positions from the Leica Oscar Barnack Award (LOBA) 2011–2021
Evgenia Arbugaeva, Jan Grarup, Ana María Arévalo Gosen, Jing Huang, Stéphane Lavoué, Nikita Teryoshin
Curated by: Anatol Kotte

Deutsches Hafenmuseum
Deforestation and Climate Change: A Photo Journey by Imani Nsamila
Artist: Imani Nsamila
Curated by: Gottfried Eich

Eduard Bargheer Museum
Departure of Photographer Herbert List and Painter Eduard Bargheer to the Mediterranean World
Artists: Eduard Bargheer, Herbert List
Curated by: Dirk Justus, Peer-Olaf Richter

FIDS Open Research Lab
FIDS (Flight Information Display System)
Artist: Claudius Schulze

Give My Regards to Elizabeth
Artist: Peter Bialobrzeski
Curated by: Peter Lindhorst

Friedhof Ohlsdorf
Garden of Women: “Transformations”
Artists: flotofoto Gisela Floto
Curated by: Dr. Rita Bake, Gisela Floto

This Time with Style
Artists: Andrea Becker-Weimann, Julia Metropolit, Caspar Sänger, Lukas Sonnemann
Curated by: Andrea Becker-Weimann

Galerie 21 – Künstler_innenhaus Vorwerk-Stift

Artist: Gloria Oyarzabal
Curated by: Elena Victoria Pastor

Artists: Aras Gökten & Jewgeni Roppel

Galeriehaus Hamburg
Artist: Chris Kremberg

Galerie hsslmnn
Garden Lounger-Wood-Rollable – Cather – € 349,-
Artist: Kai-Uwe Gundlach
Curated by: Kai-Uwe Gundlach c/o hsslmnn

Galerie Ladøns
Artist: Alexandra Polina

Galerie Melike Bilir

Ordinary Grief
Artist: Parisa Azadi
Curated by: Bettina Freimann (Âme Nue), Melike Bilir (Galerie Melike Bilir)

Information on exhibition run and opening hours on the website
Artist: Robin Hinsch

Galerie Perspectivas d'Arte
Streetart-Hamburg Hafenstraße
Artist: Gudy Steinmill-Hommel

Galerie Schimming
Artists: F.C. Gundlach, Edgar Leciejewski
Curated by: Edgar Leciejewski, Sebastian Lux

Gallery Lazarus
Nicht gut genug, not good enough
Artist: Kristin Schnell
Curated by: Anja Kneller

GEDOK Hamburg
Artists: Jacqueline Christiansen, Francesca Cogoni-Hempfling, Gabriele Kurth-Schell, Tilla Lingenberg, Monika Lutz, Hanna Malzahn, Sibylle Möller, Brigitte Neureuther, Ele Runge, Mara Scholz, Heidemaria Thiele, Johanna Wunderlich, Anna Würth, Alexandra Hinz-Wladyka

GWA St. Pauli

Artist: Öncü Hrant Gültekin
Curated by: Seda Yildiz

Institut français Hamburg
Europe of values. Cooperation in the EU in the Context of Presidency
Curated by: Institut français de Hambourg, Sophie Udave, Brigitte Zinke

Kraftwerk Bille

#1 Zählerwerk
»FOLLOW UP TALENTS 2022 in cooperation with FUTURES
Artists: Max Ernst Stockburger, Angelina Vernetti, Daniel Chatard, Josh Kern, Natalia Kepesz
Curated by: follow up – Freundeskreis des Hauses der Photographie

#2 Kesselhalle
Traces of Fragility
Artist: Claudius Schulze
Curated by: Bettina Freimann 

#3 Zählerwerk
Städtische Verdichtung
Urban Densification
Artists: Nicole Keller, Oliver Schumacher
Curated by: Nicole Keller

#4 Zählerwerk 
Allegation of Facts
Artist: Eva Häberle

#5 Zählerwerk 
Artist: Inga Kerber

kulturreich / studio | one
Artists: Velvet Choli, Leoni Marie Hübner, Marvin Darko, Mateusz Dworczyk, Loreen Reschke, Julia Sang Nguyen, Pascal Schmidt
Curated by: Leoni Marie Hübner, Ulrike Klug, Anja Kneller, Pascal Schmidt

Artists: Regina Anzenberger

Künstlerhaus Georgswerder
Artists: Valérie Wagner, Michael Eicks, Petra Hoppe, Peter Czikowski, u.a. / i.a.
Curated by: Valérie Wagner, Petra Hoppe

Künstlerhaus Hamburg Bergedorf
Artists: Farideh Jamshidi, Maik Gräf, Jutta Konjer, Peter Schindler, Jewgeni Roppel, Eun Jung Sim, Seok Lee, Wittwulf Y Malik, Britta Wiesenthal, Rolf Naedler, Max Czycholl, Tim Kubach
Curated by: Peter Schindler, Farideh Jamshidi

MeetFrida Art Space
Beyond Image
Artists: Michael Wesely, Franziska Ostermann, Farzin Faroutan, Annique Delphine, Janine Kühn, Jamal Cazaré, Ivo von Renner
Curated by: Constanze Wallenstein

Mikiko Sato Gallery
The Summit 
Artist: Shingo Yoshida

Mundhalle e.G.
Ruled by touch
Artists: Hien Hoang, Annemie Martin, Teresa Pistorius, Melina Papageorgiou, Jana Kießer

Nachtspeicher 23
Artists: Lars-Ole Bastar, Martin Wellermann
Curated by: Lara Bader

Neues Amt Altona
ineinander verschwimmen
Artists: Telke Jungjohann, Luisa Kiendl, Antine Karla Yzer

Nissis Kunstkantine
Kiezromantk und Urban Stories
Artists: Günter Zint, Janik Zebrowski, Alain L.L. Marie
Curated by: Nisvican Rolof-Ok

Artist: Ele Runge

PopUpGallery Heußweg 6
The Snake River: America’s Most Endangered River
Artist: Hayley Austin

Pure Photography & Galerie für Kunst, Medien und Design
Noise and Silence
Artists: Heike Baltruweit, Christine Koch
Curated by: Karl-Heinz Westerholt

Raum linksrechts
Current Currents Currency
Artists: Uwe Bermeitinger, Carsten Rabe and special guests
Curated by: Carsten Rabe, Uwe Bermeitinger, Patrick Giese

Stefan Mohr
Visual Flooding
Artist: Stefan Mohr

Studio 45
Artist: Janusz Beck

Tom Reichstein Contemporary, Oberhafenquartier / VRHAM
ULTRAMARIN – An Immersive Exhibition
Artists: Manuel Rossner, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Adrien M & Claire B, Can Büyükberber, Olivia McGilchrist, Melodie Mousset
Curated by: Ulrich Schrauth


Artist: Klaus Frahm

Giving Space to Old Age
Artists: Amelie Sophie Heinrich, Lena Niehusen

Visulex Gallery for Photography
Let’s Celebrate 365
Artist: Jeremy Hunter
Curated by: Vivian Laux-Eggert

Artist: Fatih Kurceren
Curated by: André Lützen

xpon-art gallery
(coining, embossing, striking, stamping, influence)
Artists: Adriane Steckhan, Anne Reiter mit Tillmann Engel, Sophie Lindner und Vera Drebusch, Ari Cho, Bea Nielsen, Evelin Marin, Elena Raulf, Gerald Chors, Jana Schumacher, Marcus Junge, Paolo Moretto

Partners of the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg 2022

Media Partners of the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg 2022

The Triennial of Photography Hamburg welcomes five leading programming partners to its 8th edition: Filmfest Hamburg, Freundeskreis des Hauses der Photographie, Imagine the City, Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, and FUTURES. Each partner will organize and initiate a special program in response to the curatorial conceit of Currency with events spanning film previews, artist talks, portfolio reviews, and mediation projects.


Filmfest Hamburg

On the occasion of its 30th-anniversary edition, Filmfest Hamburg (September 29 – October 8, 2022) curates In the Darkroom of Memories, a program highlighting the importance of photographic memories for future generations with two screenings: Memory Box (2021) by artist duo Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige and Nelly & Nadine (2022) by documentary filmmaker Magnus Gertten.


Freundeskreis des Hauses der Photographie

The organized and initiated program of the Friends of the House of Photography is inspired by the motto HEARTBEAT PHOTO and offers various activities including guided tours, artist talks, portfolio reviews, and bicycle tours across the city. Exclusive events will also be organized for members.



Founded in 2018, the cultural program IMAGINE THE CITY develops new formats at the interface of culture and urban planning. Under its leitmotif, curator Ellen Blumenstein and her team intervene in the urban context with long-term projects. The exhibition how to live in the echo of other places is a two-part multimedia installation by Annika Kahrs for Schuppen 29 on Baakenhöft in Hamburg's HafenCity. The project consists of a sound installation and a video projection that transfers subjective memories acoustically and visually onto the environs of Hamburg. To realize this project, the artist will cooperate with ten Hamburg musicians. 

In addition, IMAGINE THE CITY develops on the occasion of the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg a free virtual companion. The entertaining digital channel The Invisible Hand uses the open-source technology of the communication platform Telegram to activate and connect the exhibitions: With the help of text and voice messages, live chats, short videos, artistic and found photography, and further references, The Invisible Hand follows the 'currency' of images across the history of photography and ties its findings to everyday life in Hamburg.


Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg

The Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg (May 31 – June 6, 2022) presents during its 38th edition a huge range of international short film productions, from fiction films and documentaries to essays and cinematographic experiments. Kurzfilm celebrates independent short films as an art form in their own right and brings together international filmmakers with an audience keen for dialogue. For their collaboration, Tobias Hering has curated two programs under the title Archive of the Present: Chanting Down Babylon. Examining the role of archives, these programs ask: How is history remembered? What is handed down? And who gets to participate?



Futures is a photography platform that pools the resources and talent programs of leading photography institutions across Europe in order to increase the capacity, mobility, and visibility of its selected artists. By bringing together a wealth of resources and curatorial expertise, each talent selected by the Futures members gains access to an unprecedented network of professionals, markets, and audiences. Every year, Futures organizes a series of events across Europe.

Futures is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Every year the Triennial selects 5 FUTURES TALENTS to take part in the program. Find out more about the artists: Futures 2021, 2020 & 2019 and the FUTURES Digital Festival


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