On August 18, 1919, the Association of German Photographers (GDL) was founded in the city of Erfurt; in 1993, the organisation changed its name to the German Photographic Academy (DFA). Its purpose, however, has remained unchanged to this day: to provide a platform for an open debate and public exchange on the topic of fine-art photography. The academy is also dedicated to supporting emerging artist, and maintains an archive of written documents on the history of photography in Germany. Throughout the decades, numerous renowned personalities have been members of the DFA – among them Peter Cornelius, Stefan Moses and F.C. Gundlach.
A week-long programme of events at Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen/Haus der Photographie now marks the centenary of this remarkable organisation. From October 9 to 13, audiences are able to explore a major exhibition curated by Wolfgang Zurborn, along with numerous live presentations, lectures, panel discussions, and much more. All events are designed to provide a comprehensive insight into a century of photography in Germany. Visitors will also have the chance to acquire original works of fine-art photography on site.
For a detailed programme of events visit Deutsche Fotografischen Akademie.