p: berlin academy is one of the best places for extending your professional skills as a photographer. The academy’s goal is to keep and further develop the potential of artistic photography by enhancing the technical and creative capacities of professionals and committed amateurs. We are situated in Berlin-Oberschöneweide, an inspiring environment shaped by historical industrial architecture, where education and cultural institutions are beginning to take root.

What p: berlin academy has to offer: 

We offer exciting workshops and courses led by top experts in the field, covering all aspects of photography. You will receive expert guidance on a wide range of topics, including large format photography, fine art printing, darkroom techniques, and marketing your images in today’s competitive art world, just to name a few.In a relaxed atmosphere you can meet with other photographers and benefit from mutual exchange. 

The p: berlin laboratories provide the technical infrastructure for the workshops and courses. You can test and gain hands-on experience with the abundant equipment made available by our corporate partners, such as ALPA, NOVOFLEX, HEDLER, HENSEL, SINAR, PHASE ONE or KAISER. The p: berlin academy creates a special blend where intriguing content meets experienced lecturers, committed participants and state-of-the-art equipment. At p: berlin laboratories, we believe in continuous improvement through communal learning processes. We encourage photographers to bring up new workshop ideas and offer the possibility to realize them under the umbrella of p: berlin academy.  

Schöneweide, © Peter Thieme
Schöneweide, © Werner Mahler
Schöneweide, © Frank Schirrmeister

Artistic advisor for p:berlin academy

Fine art photographer Ludwig Rauch serves as the artistic advisor for p:berlin academy. With a distinguished career in both his own artwork and teaching, Rauch brings a wealth of experience to the academy. He has been a lecturer at Berlin’s Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie for 15 years. In 2020, he established the Masterclass Ludwig Rauch, providing advanced artists with an opportunity for intensive discussion and development of their photographic ideas. Ludwig Rauch is also a member of the German Society for Photography.

Biographical facts about Ludwig Rauch:

Ludwig Rauch was born in Leipzig, GDR, in 1960. From 1981 to 1985 he studied photo journalism at the Karl-Marx University, and in 1985 began to publish his work in East German magazines. A year later, Rauch got into conflict with the GDR authorities which prohibited any further publication of his photographs in the country. Despite this prohibition, he continued his photography studies from 1986 until 1989 with the legendary Arno Fisher at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig. In 1989 Ludwig Rauch left the GDR for good and moved to West-Berlin where he worked as an independent photographer and artist. He founded the magazine New Visual Art together with Matthias Flügge and Michael Freitag in 1991 and established the artist duo Kubiak & Rauch in 1992.

Artworks by Ludwig Rauch are in the collections of the Museum of Visual Arts Leipzig, the Federal State Museum for Modern Art Cottbus, the Berlin State Gallery, the Lyonel-Feininger-Gallery, as well as in many private collections.

If you want to learn more about Ludwig Rauch, please go to www.ludwig-rauch.com