Lene Münch: Exhibition – Monat der Fotografie Off – Berlin 2014

Lene Muench – Galerie am Nest

As part of the Monat der Fotografie Off my series about american fraternities »One man is no man« will be shown in this years group exhibition of ParisBerlin:


with pictures of Claudia Balsters, Holger Biermann, Chiara Dazi, Hannah Goldstein, Amélie Losier, Marie Lukasiewicz, Albin Millot, Lene Münch, Frédérique Plas und Sebastian Rosenberg

Galerie am Café Nest | Görlitzer Str. 52 | 10997 Berlin | Germany
October 25 – November 13, 2014

Opening: Saturday, October 25, at 7 pm

Pass by if you are in Berlin!!!

Upcoming: KLEISTER in Berlin

Lene Münch – KLEISTER
On Friday, September 27 KLEISTER is again taking place at Görlitzer Park in Berlin and Lene Münch is gonna be part of this great event.

Opening Sept. 27, 2 pm
Where along the wall of Görlitzer Park at Görlitzer Strasse in Berlin

Finissage same day, 9 pm
Where Mysliwska, Schlesische Straße 35

Participating photographers Danny Aldred / Emilie Arfeuil / Frederico Azevedo / Claudia Balsters / Göksu Baysal / Wolfgang Bellwinkel / Karoline Bofinger / Sabine von Breunig / Michele Caliari / Tine Casper / Alexine Chanel / Max Cramer / Lia Darjes / Damien Daufresne / Chiara Dazi / Emilie Delugeau / Francis Ducreau / Boris Eldagsen / Patricia Escriche / Florian G. M. Fischer / April Gertler / hannah goldstein / Toums Gosset / Anne Kathrin Greiner / Katja Haustein / Anastasia Hermann / Britta Isenrath / Muhammed Lamin Jadama / Charlie Jouvet / Anna K.O. / Tan Kadam / Birte Kaufmann / Kim Keibel / Billy Kenrick / Isabel Kiesewetter / Dagmar Kolatschny /Birgit Krause / Sebastian Laraia / Claire Laude / Maslowski/Grenzhaeuser / Philipp Meise / Marga van den Meydenberg / Lene Münch / Florian Oellers / Lukas Olfe / Piotr Pietrus / Lucy Powell / Barbara Proschak / Nadja Ritter / Richard Rocholl / Gilles Roudière / Corinna Sauer / Anja Schaffner / Christian Schlicht / Ulrike Schmitz / Ina Schoenenburg / Linn Schröder / Torsten Schumann / Anke Schüttler / Sophie Schwarz / Cameron Scott / Kamil Sobolewski / Nora Ströbel / Sonja Trabandt / Constanze Vielgosz / Dorothee Waldenmaier / Matthias Walendy / Anna Simone Wallinger / Jonas Ludwig Walter / Janina Wick / Kai Wiedenhoefer / Jan Zappner / Kerstin Zillmer

One-Night Slideshow Exhibition »Crossing the Bridge« in Berlin

Lene Münch Crossing the Bridge

One picture of Lene Münch is gonna be included in a one-night slideshow exhibition organized by Kaetha & The Photographic Salon as part of the International PICTURE BERLIN Festival in Berlin.

The slideshow is gonna be screened on Friday, August 15, starting at 7 pm at LEHRTERSIEBZEHN

Exhibiting photographers:
Frederico Azevedo | Christine Bachmann | Lia Darjes | Damien Daufresne | Chiara Dazi | Dorothee Deiss | Émilie Delugeau | Patricia Escriche | Torben Geeck | April
Gertler | Ismini Goula | Fred Hüning | Thorsten Kirchhoff | Amélie Losier | Henrik
Malmström | Jan Michalko | Lene Münch | Ethna O‘ Regan | Piotr Pietrus | Richard Rocholl | Gilles Roudière | Rebecca Sampson | Corinna Sauer | Ulrike Schmitz | Ina Schoenenburg | Sarah Steffen | Judith Stenneken | Kamil Sobolewski | Christian Tiefensee | Mathias Völcker | Luca Vecoli | Sylvie Weiss

Crossing the Bridge
Lehrter Str. 17, HH, 3rd floor
10557 Berlin

Lene Münch: Exhibition – Voies Off Festival at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2014

Photo by Andreas B. Krueger

Photo by Andreas B. Krueger

Unfortunately I won’t make it to Les Rencontres d’Arles in person this year, but my pictures will!

As part of the Voies Off Festival 2014 my series about american fraternities »One man is no man« will be shown in this years group exhibition of ParisBerlin:

July 7-13, 11 am to 9 pm
Atelier Galerie | 22 Rue Porte de Laure | 13200 Arles | France

Opening: Wednesday, July 9, at 6 pm
Finissage: Saturday, July 12, at 6 pm

Pass by if you are in Arles!!!

Exhibition »Fernweh« in Berlin

Fernweh by Lene Münch

from the series »One man is no man«

One image from my new series »One man is no man« on American Eastcoast Fraternities is gonna be included in a slideshow, curated by Kaetha.

Kaetha is a curatorial collaboration between hannah goldstein and Katja Haustein.

The slideshow is gonna be screened at the exhibition »Fernweh« at gallery tête in Berlin, which is showing work by Carla Åhlander, Jörg Brüggemann, Birgit Krause, Andreas Seibert & Constanze Vielgosz.

Opening: January 3rd at 7 pm

The exhibition is open on January, 4th & 5th 2014 from 2 – 6 pm

Fernweh at Gallery Tête
Schönhauser Allee 161A
10435 Berlin

Upcoming exhibition: Hotel Bogota

one man is no man by Lene Münch

from the series »One man is no man – Einer ist Keiner« by Lene Münch

Hotel Bogota is a very special and historical place in Berlin which used to be a meeting point for artists and especially photographers such as YVA, Helmut Newton and many more.

It is very sad that Hotel Bogota is forced to close its doors in the end of this month, but as much more I am thrilled about being part of the KLEISTER exhibition which will take place on its 4th floor before its closure.

KLEISTER »blue monday«
from Dec. 9th until Dec. 14th, 2013

Hotel Bogota
Schlüterstraße 45
10707 Berlin

The opening will be on Sunday, December 8th at 7 pm.
Come by to celebrate with us this amazing and unique place!

Upcoming exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany

My story The Apparatus will be shown in an exhibition organised by the BFF, the German Association of Freelance Photographers, from march 23 – april 14, 2013 in Stuttgart, Germany at the »Haus der Wirtschaft Baden-Württemberg«.

From the series »The Apparatus« by Lene Münch

From the series »The Apparatus« by Lene Münch

The opening of the exhibition Sternstunden der Fotografie will take place on Friday, march 22 at 7 pm during the legendary »night of the photographs«.

Next to the pictures of world famous photographers such as Anton Stankowski, David Douglas Duncan, Miles Aldridge, Reinhart Wolf, Werner Pawlok, Dietmar Henneka and Ralph Gibson the five winning series of the 24th international BFF promotion award by Helen Sobiralski »Cockaignesque«, Liang Gao »Einblicke.China«, Paula Markert »Die Verhältnisse«, Lene Münch »Der Apparat« and Philipp Peter Wülfing »Alzheimer« will be on show.

Sternstunden der Fotografie
the exhibition runs from march 23 until april 14, 2013
Haus der Wirtschaft Baden-Württemberg
Willi Bleicher-Straße 19
70174 Stuttgart, Germany

Opening hours daily from 11 am to 8 pm.
No entrance fee.

Charity Exhibition

»Good Photos – Good Cause« is the title of the charity exhibition that will take place from November 8, 2012 to January 17, 2013 at the FREELENS Gallery in Hamburg. In favour of the FREELENS Foundation pictures of photographers such as Peter Bialobrzeski, Thomas Hoepker, Eva Leitolf, Gerd Ludwig, Rudi Meisel, Marco van Duyvendijk and many more will be shown and sold at the FREELENS Gallery in Hamburg.

Lene Münch donated a framed picture of her New York series »Set & Setting«.

Kathmandu – City of Kings

Lucas Wahl donated a picture from his Kathmandu series.

Visitors will have the unique opportunity to attend a multi-faceted exhibition of contemporary photography and buy their favourite images right away – freely based on the motto »Do good and take good things home«. Additionally the exhibition will be shown online. The entire proceeds will go to the FREELENS Foundation.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7 pm at the FREELENS Gallery in Hamburg.

Kollektiv25 at Visa pour l’image in Perpignan

From today on the Photofestival Visa pour l’image/Visa Off is exhibiting work from Julius Schrank and Lene Münch. Julius is showing different pictures from his work at the dutch newspaper deVolkskrant and Lenes work about German Fraternities is part of a group show of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Hanover.

»DAILY PRESS«, Julius Schrank, Visa pour l’image
Arsenal des Carmes, Rue Jean Vieilledent, Perpignan
September 1 to September 16, 2012
open daily from 10 am to 8 pm
free of charge

»AWARDED«, Lene Münch, Visa off
La Salle des Libertés, 3 Rue Edmont Bartissol, Perpignan
September 1 to September 8, 2012
open daily from 10 am to 6 pm
free of charge

Julius and Lene will both be in Perpignan and we would be happy to see you at the opening of »AWARDED« on Tuesday, September 4 at 6 pm. There will be wine!

ICP End-of-Year-Exhibition

PICTURE DEPT – a tumblr by the Newsweek & The Daily Beast photo editors featured my work to promote the End-of-Year-Exhibition of ICP’s fulltime students. The opening reception is gonna be tonight. There will be wine and food!

»My Truth, Your Truth«
Full-Time Student 2012 Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, June 22, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
School at ICP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

on view through August 12

Lene Münch – Exhibition at C/O Berlin

Until January 15th, 2012 Lene Münchs series on german fraternities »Ewig treu« will be exhibited in a group show at C/O Berlin – International Forum for Visual Dialogues. Other participating photographers are Malte Wandel, Michael Disqué and Toby Binder.

Opening hours daily: 11 am – 8 pm
Admission: free
Place: C/O Berlin, Atelier (in the courtyard of the Postfuhramt), Auguststraße 5a, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Planket 2011 – Stockholm and Berlin

»Ewig treu« is one of the 60 works, that have been curated for the swedish show Planket 2011. Planket is a one-day out-door photography exhibition that hangs on a fence (»planket« means »fence« in Swedish). The format of the show has always been the same since it first started in 1982.

2011 is the first year in Planket’s history that the exhibition will travel. After Stockholm the exhibition will be shown in Berlin as well.

The dates for the shows are:
Stockholm (Lilla Mejtens Gränd): August 20th and
Berlin (Görlitzer Strasse): September 10th

A catalogue accompanies the show with one image per artist. The catalogue is for sale on the day of the exhibitions and at various bookstores and museum shops worldwide.

Photos by Antonia Zennaro

New York Photo Awards: Lene wins the student category »Photographic Book«

Last night, at the award ceremony, photographers from around the world have been awarded with the »New York Photo Awards«, one winner and two honorable mentions in each of the seven general categories and five student categories.

I’m very happy to announce, that I am the winner of the student category »Photographic Book«. I applied with my book »Ewig treu«, which portrays the lifestyle of student fraternities in Germany.

The New York Photo Awards 2011 are part of the New York Photo Festival, which takes place in NYC right now (may 11th until 15th).

Exhibition »Explaining man to man«

»When I first became interested in photography… my idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts. Today I don’t give a hoot in hell about that. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself.« said Edward Steichen quite a while ago. Based on this credo of the famous photographer the photo exhibition at our University in Hanover got its title »explaining man to man«. The exhibition is meant as an anthology to report on the photo-journalistic work that originated here in the last ten years. Among the 63 works that are shown in the exhibition there are 5 reportages made by Kollektiv25-members.

Until April 8th 2011 the exhibition will be on display during the opening hours of the Design Center in Hanover.

The catalogue »Den Menschen den Menschen erklären« has been published by Rasch Verlag and can be ordered for 24 Euro, ISBN 978-3-89946-160-2.

Rückblende 2010 – Award for political photography

One of my portraits of the German politician Hans-Christian Ströbele (Green Party) that I shot for the Danish Newspaper »Information« has been nominated for the Award »Rückblende 2010« and is now being exhibited in different Cities around Germany and Belgium:

Berlin, Landesvertretung Rheinland-Pfalz, Jan 21st until Feb 20th 2011
Bonn, Haus der Geschichte der BRD
, March 2nd until April 3rd 2011

Mainz, SWR-Funkhaus, April 13th until May 13th 2011

Brüssel, Vertretung des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz, 
May 19th 2011

Trier, Kurfürstliches Palais der ADD, 
June 1st until June 17th 2011

Leipzig, Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig
, July 7th until Aug 28th 2011

Koblenz, Struktur- und Genehmigungsdirektion
, Sept 14th until Oct 21st 2011

The catalog can be ordered here.

FotoDoks 2010 – Festival for documentary photography

Last night I just returned from a 5-day-trip to Munich, where I exhibited my work The secret world of fraternities at the documentary photofestival FotoDoks 2010. Beside the familiar athmosphere and all the great people that I met and the phantastic photos that were shown in the former Hertie-Store »Puerto-Giesing«, one of the highlights for me was the meeting with Anders Petersen.

All in all it was a very intense and inspiring time for me. Chapeau to the initiators Robert Pupeter, Hans Herbig, Jörg Koopmann and Armin Smailovic and congratulation to this year’s winner Gordon Welters.


The two photos of Anders Petersens lecture in courtesy of Andreas Müller.

Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan

Kathmandu – City of Kings and Ewig treu have been chosen for a group exhibition, that shows a retrospective of 10 years of photojournalism of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover.
Just last night, the opening of the exhibition took place at La Salle des Libertés in Perpignan. Among many guests, there were also the mayors of Hanover Stephan Weil and of Perpignan Jean-Marc Pujol.
The exhibition, which is part of the »Visa Off« programme of the »Visa pour l’Image« in Perpignan, will be open until September 4th in La Salle des Libertés, Rue Edmont Bartissol 3, Perpignan, France. Opening hours: 10 am to 6 pm daily. Just drop by in case you are in Perpignan.

Photo by Philipp von Dithfurth

Exhibition of Lucas‘ Kathmandu story in Neuenkirchen

My story Kathmandu – City of Kings is gonna be exhibited at Springhornhof in Neuenkirchen. After the story won the VGH-Fotopreis 2009, this is the 4th time it’s exhibited in rather small towns. Previous shows took place in towns like Wedemark and Osterode. Whoever feels like having a small trip to the countryside is warmly welcome to the Vernissage on the 24th of august 18:00. I’m sure drinks and snacks will be provided 😉

»Ewig treu« at FotoDoks 2010

The work »Ewig treu« by Lene Münch will be exhibited at the documentary photofestival FotoDoks 2010 from October 14th to 17th in Munich.
For the last two years FotoDoks was part of the filmfestival »nonfiktionle«, but this year it will be independent for the first time.
The exhibition will show eleven different approaches to the theme »inner worlds«. Next to that a lecture with Anders Petersen and panel discussions about documentary photography will take place.
Lene will be at the festival and is looking forward to meeting a lot of people over there!

Save the date:
FotoDoks 2010, October 14th to 17th, Puerto Giesing in Munich

Catalogue of the 2nd Lumix-Festival

We are happy, that we were part of the exhibitions at the 2nd Lumix-Festival for young photojournalism in Hanover. For those who couldn’t come to Hannover to see the exhibitions, or for those who were there and would like to have a souvenir to remember all the great works, there are good news: A catalogue with extracts of each reportage, that has been exhibited + all information about the photographers has been published.

In case you missed to buy one at the Festival, you can now get the catalogue for 20 Euros at the Bookshop in the House of Photography in the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg or you can order it via email: bookshop@deichtorhallen.de

Lumix Festival for Young Phojournalism

Three members of Kollektiv25 are nominated for the FreeLens-Award 2010.
The nominated reportages will be exhibited at the Lumix – Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hanover, Germany from june 16th to 20th 2010.

Florian Manz with »The last remaining farmer in Hanover«
Lucas Wahl with »Kathmandu – City of Kings«
Lene Münch with »The Secret World of Fraternities«

Website of the Lumix – Festival for young photojournalism
Or watch the trailer.

»The last remaining farmer in Hanover« by Florian Manz
»Kathmandu – City of Kings« by Lucas Wahl
»The secret world of Fraternities« by Lene Münch

On Borrowed Time

Henrik Malmström, a photographer from Finland and friend of mine, just launched his first book in the beginning of march.

In 1999 his older sister Maija was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. At that time she was only 20 years old and the prognosis was not good. With the help of different treatments and a strong will she was able to extend and periodically enjoy her life. In 2007, when she was hospitalized again, Henrik started to document the following months, which were to be her last, for she passed away at home in April 2008. »Somehow I understood that these were the last moments and photographing was a natural way of being close to Maija.« says Henrik.

On borrowed time is a very personal photo essay, that focuses on intimate moments, the atmospheres and the sentiments that arise when facing death.

On Borrowed Time – Henrik Malmström
On Borrowed Time – Henrik Malmström
On Borrowed Time – Henrik Malmström
Henrik Malmström: On Borrowed Time – photography exhibition and book launch
Gallery Luova March 4th – March 31st 2010

Artist talk: Saturday March 27th at 2pm

Order a book.