skip to Main Content

🎄 X-mas offer: PiB Guide annual subscription 2023 (6+1 issues) | Order
Weihnachtsangebot: PiB Guide Jahresabo 2023 (6+1 Ausgaben) | Bestellen ☃️

OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen GmbH

Behaimstraße 34
13086 Berlin
Weissensee (Pankow)

W www.ostkreuz.de

OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen
OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen

The agency bears the name OSTKREUZ. It is the name of a rail station in Berlin whose form recalls a compass rose because rail lines from all different directions converge there.

When seven men and seven women came together in 1990 to form an agency for photographers, they gave it this name. OSTKREUZ described where they were situated, the East, where another country had existed until just recently and where they had been some of its most prominent photographers. The founders thus marked a point, an intersection, from which you can head in any direction.

Today OSTKREUZ is the most successful photographer-run agency in Germany. It has twenty members. Almost every one of them has been honored with a national or international prize. They come from all regions of Germany and from other countries. The youngest is in his mid-twenties,
the oldest in her mid-sixties. Each sees the world through different eyes; each is interested in something different the world holds; each is heading in a different direction. But there is a point where they all set out from and where they always reconvene.
This point is called OSTKREUZ. OSTKREUZ is an approach. It means confronting reality straight on and discovering your working material there. Understanding the essence of things as you work, photographing this essence, and keeping the photograph honest. It means developing a stance toward reality and testing this attitude against reality, without necessarily allowing the one or the other to gain the upper hand. OSTKREUZ means being genuine, nothing more, nothing less.

Marcus Jauer

Related PiB Directory entries:
OSTKREUZSCHULE für Fotografie | OSTKREUZ – Verein für Fotografie e.V.

All articles on PiB related to OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen

Galerie Pankow | Thomas Sandberg »Ostinato«

Galerie Springer Berlin | »10 JAHRE – JUBILÄUMSAUSSTELLUNG«

Galerie Springer Berlin | Peter Klare / Jens Liebchen »Collages / L.A. Crossing«

Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus | »HOME AGAIN«

HAUS am KLEISTPARK | Anne Schönharting »Habitat«

Schloss Kummerow | Arno Fischer »A Journey / Eine Reise«

C/O Berlin | Harald Hauswald »Voll das Leben!« Retrospektive

C/O Berlin | »Harald Hauswald . Voll das Leben! . Reloaded«

C/O Berlin | »C/O Berlin App«

C/O Berlin | »Songs of the Sky . Photography & the Cloud«

OSTKREUZ & Arte | »Deutschland im Jahre 2019«

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2019: the twelve finalists

PiB’s Photobook Corner

Bundesverfassungsgericht erkennt Street Photography als Kunstform an

OSTKREUZ Agentur der Fotografen & Bundesstiftung Aufarbeitung | Harald Hauswald »Voll der Osten. Leben in der DDR«

f³ – freiraum für fotografie | »THE ILLEGAL IMAGE«

f³ – freiraum für fotografie | »Greenpeace Photo Award« Ian Willms & Pablo E. Piovano

Sprechsaal | Johanna-Maria Fritz »Like a Bird«

Robert Morat Galerie | Tobias Kruse »Material«

analogueNOW! | »Photo Weekend 2019«

OSTKREUZ Agentur der Fotografen | Workshop »INTO THE WILD«

OKS @ The Shelf | »Jahrgang Zwölf / Year Twelve«

OSTKREUZ Agentur der Fotografen | Workshop »INTO THE WILD«

Kommunale Galerie Berlin | »DRIVE DROVE DRIVEN«

OSTKREUZ Verein c/o Ballhaus Ost | Podiumsdiskussion »DIE ABHÄNGIGEN UNABHÄNGIGEN«

Fotogalerie Friedrichshain | »Distant Islands« Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie

aff Galerie | »Labsal und Bürde«

Fotogalerie Friedrichshain | »One Day in Berlin – 30 years later«

Reinbeckhallen | »Sibylle Bergemann – A Retrospective«

LOOCK Galerie | »Sibylle Bergemann – Frauen. Und in Farbe.«

PiB x Galerie Franzkowiak | »PiB’s Photobook Market« at Galerie Franzkowiak

Galerie Wedding – Space for Contemporary Art | »Berlin-Wedding. One Neighbourhood – 16 Photographic Positions«

OSTKREUZ Agentur der Fotografen | Workshop »INTO THE WILD«

Collection Regard | Thomas Sandberg »RÉSONANCES«

Bildband Berlin | Werner Mahler »Fans«

EMOP Berlin 2016 – European Month of Photography Berlin 2016

Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie | »TEN« – Degree show

OSTKREUZ Agentur der Fotografen | Workshop »INTO THE WILD«

OSTKREUZ Agentur der Fotografen | Workshop »INTO THE WILD«

Cart
Back To Top