The Ostkreuz School of Photography is part of the photographers’ agency Ostkreuz, one of Germany’s most important internationally renowned photography agencies. After three and a half years of studying, the eighth graduating class of the Ostkreuz School presents their degree projects in a group exhibition.
Twenty-eight students have negotiated the fraught terrain between social documentary and fine art over the past year, each in their own personal way. They bring 28 unique and critical perspectives to address different realities – not only in Germany, but also in other countries such as Finland, Romania, and Brazil. The show features a wide array of topics: traumatised soldiers, flights into dream worlds or the fantasy of a health resort, an investigation into one’s own heritage, and city life.