Svetlana Mychkine, zuckerblau, 2012 (Detail)

good prospects
new german photography 2012/2013

24.11.2012 –

The selection of young German photographers gives a look at current developments and new trends in photography, extending to installative forms. Thus Marta Herford is again placing the focus on an artistic discipline which in recent years has been receiving important impulses.


With a record number of entries this time of 108 participants, “gute aussichten” (good prospects) has now firmly established itself as one of the most important prizes for up and coming photographers in the field of contemporary photo art. Once again, the winners of this prestigious competition will first be presented in the Museum Marta Herford before the exhibition embarks on a tour of numerous international locations. The successful project offers outstanding photography graduates a framework to present their work to a wider public.

While “gute aussichten – new german photography 2012/13” will be heading off to the next major presentation in the House of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg on 21 January, the exhibition at Marta Herford will be extended with “zoom”, in which three internationally successful prize winners from past years will take over the exhibition rooms for a further four weeks. In collaboration with Marta Herford’s education department, current works by Monika Czosnowska, Ingo Mittelstaedt and Markus Uhr will be brought together in a kind of interactive lab where the visitors can actively live out central themes of the photographic works and their presentation.



Henning Bode (Fachhochschule Hannover), Susann Dietrich (HBK Braunschweig), Saskia Groneberg (Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart), Svetlana Mychkine (Fachhochschule Dortmund), Nicolai Rapp (Fachhochschule Bielefeld), Fabian Rook (Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel) und Jakob Weber (HAWK Hildesheim)


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Many thanks to the Marta Herford Corporate Partners and Corporate Premium Partners as well as the Marta Fund for New Art for their ongoing support of our program.