Festival of the Junge Photoszene




© Frederike Wetzels

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Durch das Gestern ins Heute geblickt -Von Wunderapparaten und anderen
Selfies Foto: © Johanna Reich / SK Stiftung Kultur, Kulturelle Bildung
und Vermittlung


aus: Als ob d’Chef net da wär, ein Gemeinschaftsprojekt von Victoria
Jung, Michael Schmidtmann und Yannick Blum
© liegt bei den Künstler*innen


© Malte Andersen, Deutscher Jugendfotopreis 2020, Einreichung zum
Jahresthema #lovepeace


© Shirin Abedi, Deutscher Jugendfotopreis 2020, Einreichung zum Jahresthema #lovepeace

Next! Festival of the Junge Photoszene, organised by Photoszene Köln in cooperation with the German Children and Youth Film Centre (KJF), was to take place for the first time in May 2020, together with numerous partners, parallel to the Photoszene-Festival. 
Next! is a young festival format for children and young people on artistic photography. The focus is on experimenting with the medium and the exchange with each other and with photography professionals. 
Next! Preview in autumn 2020
Due to the corona pandemic, it is planned to postpone individual events to autumn 2020. Further information on this will follow shortly.
Next! Festival of the Junge Photoszene 2021
Next! Festival of the Junge Photoszene will be postponed to May 2021 in agreement with the sponsors and partners and will then take place parallel to the Photoscene Festival from May 21-30, 2021. 

----- Place:
The festival takes place on the area of a former monastery in the Südstadt of Cologne. The "Kartause" offers ideal premises for exhibitions, screenings and workshops - and of course for exchange and encounters.  
----- Workshops, Pop-Up Portrait Studio & Participation Stations:
In workshops, the young people can engage artistically with the medium and get into conversation with photographers. A pop-up portrait studio, in which special effects and lighting situations can be created, will invite - in addition to the interactive stations for the younger ones - to creative work. 
-----Lectures and panel discussions
In lectures and panel discussions, perspectives on one's own artistic practice can be further developed. The young people can actively engage in conversation and exchange ideas with the artists and photographers of the younger generation.
----- Exhibition parcours:
Thekla Ehling and Nina Poppe will develop the exhibition parcours with pictures that have been created in artistic and participatory processes. Photographs from almost 60 years of the German Youth Photo Prize as well as current works from the national competition will be presented in the form of installations.
The invited artistic positions also show phenomena of youth culture, which are not only expression but also the subject of the occupation with photography. The works of Frederike Wetzels, Victoria Jung and Michael Schmidtmann as well as Josh Kern were created in the environment of their own circle of friends and also visually speak the language of this generation. 

 ----- Project partner:
We are pleased that successful photography mediators and numerous renowned Cologne institutions are working together at this nationwide novel festival and that the German Children's and Youth Film Centre is involved at the national level with the German Youth Photo Award. 
SK Stiftung Kultur, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, jfc Medienzentrum with the project KameraKinder, Jugendhaus TREFFER, girlspace, Museumsdienst Köln and the photo artists and mediators Francesca Magistro, Marie Köhler and Verena Günther.

Project partners

© mülheimart

Team and artistic participation

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© Josh Kern, Love Me