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Photography Workshop, digital


Current Opening Hours

The registration for the use of the workshop takes place via e-mail or other contact with the workshop supervisor The sole use of the workshop is permitted for eligible students. Opening hours: Mon - Thu 9.00 - 19.00

In the workshop (255a) a maximum of 3 people (plus workshop supervisor) can participate in events in the workshop, and a maximum of 2 people can work in the workshop at the same time. Only one person at a time can use the workstation, computer table, individually.

Hygiene concept, status: 27 May 2020

Hygienekonzept der Werkstatt digitale Fotografie

The photography workshop (digital, analogue black and white and analogue colour) gives HFBK students the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge of the techniques of digital picture editing and to achieve an independent and well-informed working method for the digitalisation of films, editing of images and exposure of digital pictures. Students will be individually and intensively supervised in their artistic projects with regard to both content and technical aspects. In addition, specialist seminars on artistic and historical aspects of photography in the area of visual art will support the development of an independent artistic position. Previous experience of working with analogue photographic techniques and standard EDP operating systems is required.

Semestereröffnung und Hiscox-Preisverleihung 2020

On the evening of November 4, the HFBK celebrated the opening of the academic year 2020/21 as well as the awarding of the Hiscox Art Prize in a livestream - offline with enough distance and yet together online.

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show took place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students showed their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation.

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

New articles at is the social network of the HFBK. It opens a digital forum for exchange and discussion in which students, teachers, guest authors, art critics and the interested public provide a wide range of content and perspectives.

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?

Annual Exhibition 2020 at the HFBK

The HFBK’s traditional annual exhibition („Jahresausstellung“) opens in February every year. For three days the students – from first-years to post-graduates – present a broad spectrum of their current work and projects from all the different departments. All classrooms, studios and halls in the building are used. Interested visitors are cordially invited to gain an impression of the art currently being created at the HFBK.