As autumn closes in, some welcome relief is provided by the European Month of Photography (01.-31.10.2020), a month-long festival where 100 venues across Berlin and Potsdam will host artist talks, guided tours, screenings, workshops and of course lots of photography. “Europe — Identity, Crisis, Future” is the theme this year, reflected in the main exhibition “Continent – In Search of Europe” held at the Akademie der Künste, where 22 works from the Ostkreuz Agency reflect on the personal, social and political phenomena of European coexistence. Meanwhile, major events from 1989 to 2011 become tangible in “The Masses“, a collection of works by late photographer Krzysztof Miller at the Polish Institute which document emotional moments during that period of change. Berlin’s river is the focus of Götz Lvov’s “Spree Cuts“, which tracks the river’s path from Friedrichshain to Moabit and Spandau. With works from 500 artists plus a program of workshops and discussions, the decentralized concept at this year’s EMOP is not only apt for the times, but also reflects a continent that is more complex than ever. (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Photos: Dawin Meckel, Pindar Street, a.d.S., Die Wand, © Dawin Meckel, Ostkreuz – Courtesy: Akademie der Künste; Andreas Mühe, Biorobot II © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Courtesy: St. Matthäus-Kirche; Birk Alisch, Gamechangers © Birk Alisch, Courtesy: Lette Verein Berlin)
European Month of Photography: 01.–31.10.2020 at venues throughout Berlin and Potsdam. The complete exhibition program is available online. Many tickets are free and can be booked via the website.