TAZ Fotokolumne: Geheimnisse (2)

Ein neues Samstag das zweite Bild mit Text für die TAZ am Wochenende.


TAZ Fotokolumne: Geheimnisse (1)

Für die nächsten acht Wochen gibt es an jedem Samstag in der Berliner TAZ am Wochenende ein Bild und einen kurzen Text von mir.


Drive Drove Driven

I am part of a group exhibition about cars. I will be there for the opening – come by if you are around.
Opening: January 28, 2018 from 12pm – 2pm
Exhibition: January 28 – April 8, 2018
Kommunale Galerie Berlin


You Say Potato – I Say Fuck You

Since 2006 I am collecting pictures of anthropomorphic objects. I showed them on a weblog and people from all over the world joint in and send me pictures from their towns. To this day the collection it is grown to 1500 images and finally has a new website. I am excited and more than happy to share this news with you. Enjoy!



Galerie f5,6

Pictures of my series Zement are on view until January 27, 2018 at Gallery f5,6. If you happen to be in Munich have a look. A selection of Töchter is on view too.


Texte zu »Limits 2 Love«

Diana Krämer, Markues und Mareike Nieberding haben über unsere Arbeiten in Form von Texten reflektiert. Texte zum Herunterladen.


Limits to Love

»Limits 2 Love«
Clara Bahlsen & Antje Engelmann

Opening: October 6 from 7pm
Opening times:
Sunday, October 8, 4–7pm
Saturday, October 14, 4–7pm

Zossener Straße 34, HH, Berlin


Friends with Books

I will be at »Friends with Books Art Book Fair Berlin«.
Caravan will be there too.

22–24 September 2017
Friday, 18–20 h
Saturdy & Sunday 11–19 h
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin



Thread Count

I am part of Thread Count curated by Der Greif for CO-OP at Unseen Amsterdam.


Cakes & Tarts IV

See you for cake on Sunday.
Zossner Straße 34, HH, 10961 Berlin

Salon Magazin No.5

Das neue Salon Magazin ist erscheinen mit Beiträgen von Clara Bahlsen, Stephan Baumkötter, Tim Berresheim, Rick Buckley, Peter Duka, Moritz Frei, Bèla Pablo Janssen, Bernhard Kucken, Kristina Lenz, Elmar Mauch, Olaf Metzel, Olaf Nicolai, Timo Schmidt, Alex Silber.

Salon No. 5


Drive Drove Driven: Cars in Contemporary Photography

I am part of a group show about cars in contemporary photography curated by Matthias Harder of Helmut Newton Foundation.

Artists featured in the show are: Clara Bahlsen (Berlin), Jürgen Baumann (Berlin), Xiomara Bender (Berlin), Beni Bischof (St. Gallen & Widnau, Switzerland), Daniela Comani (Berlin), Stephan Erfurt (Berlin), Larry Ferguson (Omaha), Aris Georgiou (Thessaloniki, Greece), Oliver Godow (Berlin), James Hendrickson (Omaha), Charles Johnstone (New York), Martin Klimas (Dusseldorf), Jens Liebchen (Berlin), Serge Marcel Martinot (Hamburg), Arwed Messner (Berlin), Ralf Meyer (Hamburg), Bernhard Moosbauer (Berlin), Melina Papageorgiou (Berlin), Philipp von Recklinghausen (Berlin), Christian Rothmann (Berlin), Marc Volk (Berlin), Maurice Weiss (Berlin), and Michael Witte (Berlin)

10.8.–10.9.17 at Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
The exhibition will travel to locations in Austria, Germany and Japan.


Miss Read

Caravan and myself will be at Miss Read: Art Book Festival together with Sarah Walzer and her fine book Junge Siegerinnen.

MISS READ: Berlin Art Book Festival 2017
July 14th – 16th, 2017
at Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin


Want to buy my new book?

Order your copy of Zement from my shop.


Buchpräsentation »Zement« und Künstlergespräch Berlinische Galerie

Herzliche Einladung zur Buch Präsentation meines neuen Buches »Zement« und einem Gespräch mit Dr. Thomas Köhler, Direktor der Berlinischen Galerie, über meine Arbeit.

Donnerstag, 27.4., 18 Uhr

Berlinische Galerie, Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, Alte Jakobstraße 124–128, 10969 Berlin

On Circulating Matter: Book Talk with Clara Bahlsen

“You are warmly invited to an artist talk/conversation with Clara Bahlsen about her books Pferde und Autos (2012), Töchter (2013) and Zement (2016) as well as her favorite (photo) books from her private collection. The talk will further emphasize on promoting and selling self-published work through art book fairs, events and book stores. As a founding member of the international collective Caravan (caravan-projects.com) Clara has set out to promote the work of colleges across continents.”

Thursday April 20th from 7 pm – 9 pm
The Library, Schönhauser Allee 161A, Berlin

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I will show my favorite photo books as well as my own books at TheLibrary. Come by for the opening on Friday (7.4.17) from 7pm.

20 April 7pm On Circulating Matter
Book Talk with Clara Bahlsen

open 8—30 April 2017
Wednesday to Sunday 2pm—7pm

at tête
Schönhauser Allee 161A
10435 Berlin


The AIPAD Show, New York

Find my new book Zement at The AIPAD Show in New York this weekend (30.3. – 2.4.17) at the booth of Galerie f5,6.


Christine Sun Kim

Christine Sun Kim for Sleek Magazin.


Friends with Books

I will be at Friend with Books Art Book Fair.

9–11 December 2016

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Invalidenstraße 50–51
10557 Berlin

Friday, 9 December, 18:00 h–20:00 h
Saturday, 10 December, 11:00 h–19:00 h
Sunday, 11 December, 11:00 h–19:00 h


Woman in Disguise

I will be part of a group show at Volume Galerie with Hanna Putz, Conny Maier, Jette Skorna and Franziska Taffelt. Hope to see you for the opening.

Volume Gallery
Brunnenstraße 22
10119 Berlin

Opening 3.11.2016 ab 19Uhr

4.11 – 16.11.16
Di – Sa 13 –18 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung

Artist Talk mit Claudia Seidel, Kuratorin: 16.11.16 um 19 Uhr


Print is dead – long life print

I have been part of a panel talk with Lesli Martin, Gerry Badger and Bruno Ceschel moderated by Joerg Colberg at c/o Berlin. You can listen to it here: https://goo.gl/Q3bFYm

Picture ©David von Becker


Thank You

We’ve had so much fun at c/o Book Days. Thank c/o Berlin and all of you coming by our table.



We founded Caravan, an initiative conceived by four independent photographers: Clara Bahlsen (Germany), Teresa Eng (Canada/UK), Felipe Russo (Brazil) and Nicolas Silberfaden (Argentina). Through collaboration and the sharing of resources, Caravan creates a sustainable platform to disseminate independent publications and projects. It demonstrates its passion for the photographic arts by participating in book fairs, photo festivals and exhibitions, working with institutions, artists and the general public. Caravan plans to grow organically, inviting new artists to participate each year, and intends to provide a haven where it can explore and examine the ever-changing landscape of photography.

Caravan will be at c/o Book Days.
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C/O Book Days

For the opening weekend, 30.9.–2.10.16, of European Month of Photography C/O Berlin curated Book Days where over 30 international publishing houses show their newest publications. I’m happy to be one of them and to show you my new book Zement/Cement. See you there.


Marianne Brandt Wettbewerb 2016

I’m a nominee for the photography section of Marianne Brandt Prize 2016. The prize winner will be announced in October accompanied by an exhibition of all nominees at Kunstverein Villa Arte in Chemnitz.


New book coming soon

Book dummy for a new book called Zement/Cement.


Christine Sun Kim

Artist Christine Sun Kim for Wire magazine.


Sunday Reading #005

For their Sunday Reading #005 Kaleid editions wrote about Töchter.


New Year New Work

I’m working on a new series called Zement/Cement. Find a few pictures here.


»Töchter« at MoMA

»Töchter« was acquired by MoMA while traveling abroad with Kaleid editions.


Oslo National Academy of the Arts Library

»Töchter« book traveled to Oslo with Kaleid editions and was acquired by the Oslo National Academy of the Arts Library.


Kaleid 2015

»Töchter« was selected for Kaleid Editions 2015.
Happy to be part of it!



Find a fine text about my work by Maisie Skidmore and a few pictures of mine in the new Tjejland issue. Go get your copy and finde out about a lot more great women photographers like Hanna Putz, Joanna Piotrowska, Eva Stenram, Esther Teichmann, Eva Vermandel, Marianne Bjørnmyr or Tereza Zelenkova.


»Guest Room: Kathrin Weber«

One of my pictures is selected by Katrin Weber, director of Galerie f5,6, for »Guest Room: Kathrin Weber« a online exhibition by »Der Greif«. The pictures selected will be on view at Galerie f5,6 from March 26th until April 30th.

Find the selected pictures here.


Best Book Lists

Bruno Ceschel, Director of Self Publish, Be Happy named »Töchter« one of the best books of 2014 in the Dec/Jan issue of British Journal of Photography.


Buchtalk in der Ausstellung »Made in Berlin«

Nächsten Samstag werden Benny Golm,  Florian Reischauer, Aras Gökten, Chiara Dazi und ich in der Ausstellung »Made in Berlin« über unsere Bücher sprechen.

13.12.14 von 16–20 Uhr

exp12/exposure twelve e.V.
Greifswalder Straße 217
10405 Berlin


»Made in Berlin«

Some of my books are part of »Made in Berlin« photobook exhibition at exp12. See you at the opening Saturday from 7.

Exhibition: 23 November– 16 Dezember 2014
Opening hours: sat 4–8pm,  sun 2–4 pm

exp12/exposure twelve e.V.
Greifswalder Straße 217
10405 Berlin


Back to School

This semester I’m teaching photography at University of the Arts Berlin. Get some info about the course.


Book review »Töchter«

Janelle Lynch reviews Töchter for the photo-eye blog:


Self Publish Be Happy

»Töchter« is featured on Self Publish Be Happy – have a look: http://bit.ly/1ocJJle


Brighton Photo Biennial

»Töchter« will be shown alongside other great books at Photobookshow as part of Brighton Photo Biennial.

4 October – 2 November 2014
Jubilee Library


Books at Bookshops

»Töchter« (Daughters) is available in selected art book shops around the world.

25books, Berlin Germany
Walter König/Museumsinsel, Berlin, Germany
Yvonne Lambert, Paris, France
TiPi Bookshop, Brüssels, Belgium
Claire de Rouen Books, London, UK
Village, Leeds, UK
Photoeye, Santa Fe, NM, USA

The list will be updated.


I Never Read

I will be at »I Never Read« artbook fair. The fair is free and open to the public.

June 18 – 21, 2014
Opening: Wednesday, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Opening hours:
Thursday through Saturday
4:00 – 10:00 pm

I Never Read
Volkshaus Basel
Rebgasse 12-14
CH-4058 Basel

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Booklaunch & Exhibition at 25books

If you happen to be in town come by and join us at our book launch and little exhibition

Clara Bahlsen »Töchter«
Anne Schwalbe »Wiese XXI – XLVIII«

Friday, 23rd of May, from 7pm

Brunnenstraße 152

The exhibition will be on view during opening hours of the bookshop until 25.6.14.

Would love to see you there!

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New Book »Töchter«

The new book is available.
Find more pictures on the website.

Orders or more info here.
Prize is 42 Euro + shipping.

Töchter / Daughters
Clara Bahlsen

Size: 281mm x 375 mm
Pages: 64
Color pictures: 22
Black and white pictures: 22

soft cover,
open thread stitching,
PVC dust jacket with silk-screen print

Edition of 300
Special Edition of 11+2AP (book with two prints)
Berlin, 2013


»Pferde & Autos« at Zeithaus Wolfsburg

My work »Pferde & Autos« (Horses & Cars) will be on view at Zeithaus Autostadt Wolfsburg from the 31th of January. Here you’ll find a little more info.


It’s nice That

The mascots featured on It’s nice That.


Opening »Aenne-Biermann prize« exhibition

The Töchter/Daughters on TV (from minute 8:00):
MDR Thüringen Journal


10. Aenne-Biermann Preis

If someone happens to be in Gera on Monday you should join the opening of prize winner exhibition at Museum for applied art Gera. More details on the invitation in the picture.

I recived the first prize for the series Töchter/Daughters. The exhibition with pictures from all prize winners will be on view until 26.01.14.


At the printer:

new book almost done.


Paper Dummy

I’m getting closer to finish a new book called »Töchter/Daughters«. The book will be ready for purchase at the beginning of October.  I will keep you updated with more pictures and details the next days. For today it’s the plain paper dummy.



Ausstellung der Absolventen der Postgraduierten-Klasse
der Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie

Do. 3.10. – Mo. 7.10.2013
täglich 12-20 Uhr

Einladung zur Eröffnung
Mi. 2.10.2013 ab 19 Uhr

Clara Bahlsen, Sarah Diekmann, Erica Ann Flood, Kaja Grope, Monika Keiler, Nadine Loes, William Minke, Rebecca Sampson, Anne Schwalbe, Franziska Taffelt

Kunstquartier Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2
10997 Berlin

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Blotto, thanks for supporting us!


»Vom Hier und Jetzt«

One week left to see the daughters at Kunstverein Hannover.


Romka magazine

See my picture and the story behind it published in Romka magazine. To read the story click the picture.


»Vom Hier und Jetzt«

Invitation for the opening at Kunstverein Hannover:

28.06.13 from 8pm

Kunstverein Hannover
Sophienstraße 2
30159 Hannover


10. Aenne-Biermann-Preis

I received the »10. Aenne-Biermann-Preis für deutsche Gegenwartsfotografie« for the new series «Daughters/Töchter« and I’m more than happy. The pictures will be on view at Museum für Angewandte Kunst Gera in Oktober 2013.
My bigest thanks to all the beautiful ladys for letting me take their pictures!



Installtion pictures from Kreuzberg Pavillon are up on the website filled under »magpies«. Some more pictures from the opening you can find here. Thank you all for coming.


»Allein sein ist alles, gäbe es nicht die Anderen«

I will be part of a groupshow at Kreuzberg Pavillon.
Hope to see you there.


c/o Bookshop

Pferde & Autos is available at the bookshop of c/o Berlin now. It’s c/o’s last week before moving to Charlottenburg, so make sure to go there and say »goodbye« to beautiful Postfuhramt.


Self Publish Be Happy

Pferde & Autos is »Book Du Jour« on selfpublishbehappy.com
a great website supporting self-published photo books.


Indie Photobook Library

Pferde & Autos is part of Indie Photobook Library.


Pferde & Autos at 25books

Great review of Pferde & Autos by Hannes Wanderer. The book is available at his fine bookshop 25books. Thanks Hannes.


Romka magazine

7th issue is out now and I couldn’t stop reading it – so many great stories – and of course – pictures.
Go, get your own copy and have a look yourself. On page 59 you’ll find my picture and it’s story.


Pferde & Autos in Paris

Offprint Paris was a blast and I’m glad that a few of my
books are in Paris still. Find them at the excellent bookshop
Yvon Lambert.


Dinge die mich langweilen

Darüber gibt es mehr zu lesen im Interview das Linda Pacher für artberlin.de mit mir geführt hat.

Foto: Juliette Mainx


Offprint Paris

I will be in Paris for »Offprint Paris« book fair, sharing a table
with Anne Schwalbe. Hope to see you there.

Offprint Paris 2012
15th – 18th November 2012

At Beaux Arts de Paris
14 Rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris


Romka #7

I’m happy to be part of Romka magazin. To support this fine magazin you can preorder the 7th issue just now – really looking forward to it and you could too.


Books at the Library

Dana Engfer and me are showing some artist books at the library of University of the Arts. The books will be on view from the 15.10.12 until 17.02.13 on the 4th floor – have a look if you happen to be around.

Universitätsbibliothek der UdK Berlin
Fasanenstr. 88


Pferde & Autos in Buchläden

»Pferde & Autos« ist jetzt auch in ausgewählten Buchläden erhältlich. Im Moment sind das in Berlin 25 books und Motto Berlin, in Hamburg der Buchladen im Haus der Fotografie in den Deichtorhallen.


Landleben als Kunst

der Inselbote der Schleswig-Holsteinischen Zeitungsverlage schreibt über die Ausstellung auf Föhr. Hier geht es zum Artikel.



I’m part of a one-day photography exhibition that will hang on the wall along Görlitzer Park.

September 8th
12.00 Görlitzerstrasse

Finnisage the same evening at Manyo Bar
Karl-Kunger-Straße 7
12435 Berlin

More Info
Facebook Event


Second Edition of »Pferde & Autos«

The second edition of »Pferde & Autos« has just arrived and I am more than happy. It’s available for sale (35,00 Euro + shipping) and there’s a limited edition of 32 books coming with a c print (four different motives). Feel free to contact me for orders or to get more info.

ISBN 978-3-00-038887-3


»Pferde & Autos« on an island

I’m happy to invite you to my first solo exhibition
»Pferde & Autos« at Museum Kunst der Westküste on a
small island called Föhr.
If you’re planing a trip to the North Sea you should join me for the opening reception September 1st at 5pm.

Exhibition: 02.09.12 – 13.01.13

Museum Kunst der Westküste
Hauptstraße 1
25938 Alkersum/Föhr


C & D Photobook Show

Great news: »Pferde & Autos« will be part of two photobook shows in Brighton and Helsinki. More info here.


Interview Magazine Online

The portrait about me is online on the Interview magazine’s blog. Have a look.


200 Days, 200 Photo Books, Day 53

Pferde und Autos is featured on Album, Magazin für Fotografie’s Blog. You could have a look at the blog every day for the next 147 days.



I purchased my first ISBN number for the second edition of »Pferde und Autos« and here it is. Yeah!


Good News

I’m so happy to announce that there will be a second edition of »Pferde und Autos«. It will cost 34,50 Euro, will be back from the printer at the end of July and you can pre-oder from now. The book is published again in occasion of my first solo show at Museum der Westküste (2.9.12 – 13.1.13).


» … Vorliebe für Gegenstände mit sechs Fingern. «

If you get hold of the current issue of German »Interview« magazine you could look up page 38 and read a nice portrait about me.
Update: Find the whole article online.


Vice Versa

Abschlussausstellung der Atelierstipendiaten/innen 2010 – 2012
des UdK-Freundeskreises | Karl Hofer Gesellschaft e.V.

Vernissage: Freitag 15. Juni 2012 ab 19:00 Uhr
Ausstellung läuft bis zum 30. 08.12

Kommunale Galerie Berlin
Hohenzollerndamm 176
10713 Berlin



A first short view on a new series I’m working on right now is to be found in the »work« section.


3 Roses — 9 Ravens — 12 Months

is a great book Jaap Scheeren did in 2008. The story is based on a Slovakian fairy tale by the same name. Design and editing is done in collaboration with Hans Gremmen and they did a fine job. I’m still hoping to get hold of Jaap’s book »Oma Toos« sometime somewhere. For more pictures have a look at Jaap’s Website.


One Year of Books

Thank you Laurens for taking really nice pictures of my book. You all should check out her great blog One Year of Books.



Have a look at a few more pictures from the »Pferde und Autos« series.
 Thanks for the portrait people at »Der Geif«.


Gute Karten

I will be part of a group show presenting the work of 23 artists from University of the Arts Berlin. All the participants got prizes, awards and scholarships for their work in
the last two years. Opening reception will be on January 26th from 7 pm. Hope to see you there!

»Gute Karten«, 27.01.-18.03.12
Haus am Kleistpark
(Grunewaldstraße 6-7, 10823 Berlin-Schöneberg)


Der Greif

Pictures of the »Pferde und Autos« series are part of
»Der Greif#5«, a German photography magazine.
Take a look inside.


IBB Photography Prize 2011

I am excited getting the recognition award of IBB Photography Prize 2011. Along with that there will be an exhibition at IBB Bank (Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin) from 14.12.11 until 20.01.12 (opening hours: 9am to 6pm on weekdays). Stop by if you are around.


Go West

I will be part of a group show called »Ich bin ein Berliner« at Dezer Schauhalle Miami opening November 29th and on view until February 29th.


Lilli#8 Gestalterinnenpreis 2011

I’m happy to be one of the Lilli#8 prize winners. Come over to join the awards show and exhibition opening October 20th, 7pm at designtransfer, University of the Arts Berlin, Einsteinufer 43–53, 10587 Berlin. See you there.


Danish Blog

Thanks for the nice feature of »Pferde und Autos« on »Fotobloggen« a blog of an independent Danish daily.
Have a look!



Presentation was good and everything’s fine now. Pictures of the book will be on view in the »Work« section of the website, but give me a few days.


Pferde und Autos

The project has a name. It’s called »Pferde und Autos« and will be back from the printer within the next days. I am very excited. The book is the result of my Meisterschüler studies and will be shown at my final presentation on July 6th at University of the Arts. So feel free to come along and join me for my Meisterschüler presentation.


Good News

The book »209 Tage« is shortlisted for Photobook Dummy Prize at Fotobook Festival Kassel. Would be nice to see you there.


Snake, Lion, Deer

»Wilde Dieren« is an admirable simple book by Rop van Mierlo about, yes, animals. Here you can have a look inside. Beside the great illustrations I specially love that there’s an index.


Young Trees

New work – a series of photographs called »Young Trees« – will be up on the website the next days.


Besser die Taube in der Hand

The »Dorf« project is shapening and has to get a new name. I have been abroad hoping for good words to cross my way but they didn’t. Instead of a pigeon did. I will let you now what happens next.


Der Kackofant

I have been at Leipzig Book Fair last week. The book made me laugh the most was »Kackofant«. If you have the chance take a look inside, it’s definitely worth it.



Ich bin zurück in der Stadt mit einer Menge neuer Bilder vom Dorf. Besonderer Dank gilt in diesem Zusammnhang Theresa.


How Terry likes his coffee

»How Terry likes his coffee« is one of the finest photo books I’ve seen lately.
Have a look: http://www.florianvanroekel.com/


Das Dorf

Erste Bilder des Projekts gibt es jetzt unter »Work« zu sehen.


Ich soll sie schön grüßen

Mit der Hilfe von  Rasso ist das neue Blog enstanden.


Hallo Wien