Helena Weber

Programm Director Artist Meets Archive

helena.weber@photoszene.dePhotoszene

Helena Weber is a historian, curator and author who works in the field of photography and archives. She worked as a research assistant in the Department of Theory and History of Photography at the University of Cologne and was involved in several digitization projects of photo-historical materials. As a curator, she conceived photo-historical and media-historical exhibitions at the Leipzig and Dresden City Museums, and most recently at the Haus der Geschichte in Bonn. From 2022, she worked together with Inga Schneider on the Artist Meets Archive program, which she took over in 2024. Since March 2024, she has also been working as a scientific documentalist at the Historical Archive with Rhenish Image Archive.

  Kerstin Fischer

Heide Häusler

Artistic & Managing Director / Artistic Board

heide.haeusler@photoszene.de

 Lucia Halder © Marina Rosa Weigl

Lucia Halder

Artistic Board

 Damian Zimmermann © Thekla Ehling

Damian Zimmermann

L.Fritz Editor in Chief / Artistic Board

damian.zimmermann@photoszene.de

 Rosanna D

Rosanna D'Ortonna

Festival Management / Community / Sustainability

festival@photoszene.de

Helena Weber

Co-director
Artist Meets Archive

daria.bona@photoszene.de

 Heidi Pfohl © Lisa Drewes

Heidi Pfohl

Project management Symposium

heidi.pfohl@photoszene.de

 Lilli Weinstein © Siem

Lilli Weinstein

Allgem. Assistenz / Social Media

lilli.weinstein@photoszene.de

 Kerstin Fischer

Kerstin Fischer

Administration / Controlling

kerstin.fischer@photoszene.de

 Alexander Hagmann

Alexander Hagmann

Digital Communication

alexander.hagmann@photoszene.de

 Nadine Preiss © Thekla Ehling

Nadine Preiss

Projektleitung Portfolio Review

nadine.preiss@photoszene.de

 Inga Schneider © Thekla Ehling

Inga Schneider

Partner

inga.schneider@photoszene.de

Our Team

Internationale Photoszene 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. Heide Häusler has headed the institution as Artistic Director and Managing Director since 2013. Since 2017, an Artistic Board has defined the long-term programme concepts. Until 2023, the Artistic Board consisted of Heide Häusler, Inga Schneider and Damian Zimmermann. Since 2024, Heide Häusler, Lucia Halder and Damian Zimmermann form the Artistic Board. A whole host of great people from the fields of art history, art, journalism and the creative industries in general are involved in the programme and the direction of the Photoszene. With their impulses and approaches, they all contribute to the diversity of the programme.

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