Alexander Hagmann (*1981) is founder and editor of 'dieMotive - Zeitschrift zur Kultur der Fotografie', as well as producer of the dieMotive podcast and developer of the card game FOTOGRAFENRATEN. He studied photography at the FH Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, where he completed his Master in Photography - Photographic Studies with Prof. Susanne Brügger and Dr. Christiane Kuhlmann. Besides his project dieMotive, Alexander Hagmann works as a freelance photographer and designer and regularly publishes short interviews with photographers and artists. Hagmann sees himself as a communicator for photography. He lives and works in Hamburg and is a member of the DFA as well as an appointed member of the DGPh.
The International Photoscene Cologne has been driven forward since the 1980s by the ideas and commitment of numerous people from the museum and gallery scene, politics and business. Since 2013, Heide Häusler has led the institution as artistic director and managing director. Together with Inga Schneider and Damian Zimmermann, she forms the Artistic Board. A whole lot of great people from the fields of art history, art, journalism and the creative industries in general are involved in the programme and the orientation of the Photoscene. With their impulses and approaches, they all ensure the polyphony of the programme.