Mythos Berlin Photography Workshop

Berlin is a creative and dynamic city and many who visit can’t help but feel inspired as they wander its neighbourhoods and stroll through it’s diverse range of artistic and cultural attractions. There is plenty to see and explore in the city, but why not take part in one of the more unique activities – a photography workshop – and really make your visit to the city a memorable one.

Leica © Pavel Fertikh

Just a short walk away from the hotel, behind Zoologischer Station on Hardenbergstrasse, is one of Berlin’s finest photography museums C/O Berlin, at Amerikahaus. This coming weekend on the 11th and 12th of November, they will be offering the photography workshop ‘Mythos Berlin’, presented by photography academic Stefan Maria Rother.

Amerikahaus

Stefan is Berlin based, and works as a course director for media photography at the School of Entertainment and Technology. He is also a lecturer for photography at the Berlin Weißensee School of Art and curator of the photography section for the Kölner Liste and Berliner Liste art fairs.

Street scene © Stefan Maria Rother and C/O Berlin

Street scene © Stefan Maria Rother and C/O Berlin

Mythos Berlin will take its participants through one of Berlin’s most iconic locations – the famous Zoologischer Garten Bahnhof – providing a little bit of history as well as provoking discussions around the architecture, the location in city west and the energy of the station having people in constant transit at its beating heart.

LANDESARCHIV BERLIN Otto Hagemann: Bahnhofsterrasse am Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten, um 1960, © Landesarchiv Berlin

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Otto Hagemann: Bahnhofsterrasse am Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten, um 1960, © Landesarchiv Berlin

Zoologischer Garden train station is most widely known for featuring in the internationally renowned novel “Wir Kinder von Bahnhof Zoo”. It has been a central point in West Berlin for many decades and as a result has a character and identity all its own.

The workshop is for adults and participants will stroll the area, taking in the diverse activity, architecture, shadows and lines around the station precinct itself, including Kantstrasse and other surrounding streets and alleyways.

City West landmarks - Zoo Palast, Bikini Berlin & the memorial church

City West landmarks – Zoo Palast, Bikini Berlin & the memorial church

City West © Melinda Barlow

City West © Melinda Barlow

The focus will also include the station as a place of transit – locals and tourists coming and going, directions unknown and purposes unclear. Participants can take in the scene and make creative decisions about how to capture their visual experiences.

City West © Melinda Barlow

The workshops can take a maximum of 12 participants (over 18 only) and will be delivered in German. The fee for each workshop is €240 and interested budding photographers can register by email to education@co-berlin.org.


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