Bielefeld's City Council and University for Applied Sciences have collaborated to present a showcase project marking the university's 800-year anniversary. 'The Bielefeld School – Photographic Art in Context' is currently showing at the Old Civic Library until 7 December 2014. The selection consists of around 250 works by 24 photographers who have successfully studied or taught at the Bielefeld University for Applied Sciences since 1960. The exhibition was curated by photography historian Dr. Enno Kaufhold, with Prof. Dr. Gottfried Jäger acting as project leader.
Over time, Bielefeld has become one of Germany's leading locations for studying Photography. Even 100 years ago, the subject was taught at the city's School of Trades and Applied Arts. The Bielefeld University for Applied Sciences has offered Photography for the past 40 years – with students now being able to graduate with a Bachelor, Masters or Doctoral degree. For the past 20 years, it has also been the only German university whose main research focus is Photography and Media.
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