Rament theme: What a surprise

Start point: Beach Mitte, Am Nordbahnhof
1. immersion
2. wrong ways
3. tricked
4. first prize

1st station: Digital: Stattbad Wedding / Analog: Lomography Gallery Store
5. As won so melted away
6. blurred
7. fate takes its course
8. Frog King

2. station: Körnerpark, Neukölln
9. enchant
10. half-worlds
11. Cursed
12. dive down

Endstation: Badeschiff, Arena, Treptow

You can download the four original theme sheets of the Fotomarathon 2013 here, just click on the picture.

2013 winners

All pictures in the photo gallery

Place 01. start no. 285 Ingmar Slopianka
Place 02. Start No. 112 Teresa Heilen
Place 03. start no. 251 Tanja Ruppert
Place 04. start no. 317 Erik Werner
Place 05. start no. 073 Florian Fischer
Place 06. start no. 074 Michael Flascha
Place 07. start no. 143 Nikola Kiwull
Place 08. start no. 302 Züleyha Timur
Place 09 Start No. 219 Noema Pérez
10th place 10th start no. 026 Tim Beyenbach

Winners in the Analog Category
Place 01. start no. 302 Züleyha Timur
Place 02. start no. 239 Felix Renger
Place 03. start no. 365 Maria Rockvan

Zitty special award for “Halbwelten”: Christian Kretke

Public Prize: No. 074 Michael Flaschka


The special thing about the Fotomarathon in Berlin is that all, but also really all, of the series created during the Fotomarathon will be shown in a large exhibition a few weeks later. A unique show that captures the dynamic life on Berlin’s streets on a summer’s day. As a participant, you finally have the opportunity to show friends, relatives and acquaintances how much creative potential you have! And they can vote for your series when it comes to choosing the audience winner. The independent jury will meet in mid-June and announce the ten lucky winners at the exhibition.


Stadtbad Wedding, Gerichstrrasse 65, Wedding

Cooperation with Technical University. Master’s degree in Stage Design and Scenic Space. All infos HIER

Photos: http://www.tu-buehnenbild.de/portfolio/fotomarathon/


The participants with the best series or individual pictures – from the point of view of the independent juries – will be rewarded with attractive prizes for their stamina and creativity. Special prizes from Campari, zitty Magazin and Lomography will also be awarded.

Tamron provides the powerful standard zoom lens SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD with image stabilizer and high-quality lenses for very high image quality as well as a fast and quiet autofocus by the ultrasonic motor.

The high-quality carbon tripod MAGNESIT 528C from Cullmann is the price for the third place. The newly developed robust MAGNESIT MB4.3 aluminium ball head is also available.

At the photo book service provider myphotobook, the winners of several vouchers made available to us can design and order high-quality photo books, photo canvases, Alu Dibonds, photo calendars, photo posters and individual prints conveniently on the computer.

A rental voucher of rent one *photo support in the value of 250 euros gives the possibility to borrow professional photo equipment. From the various offer of objectives, DSLR camera systems, flash plants, continuous light as well as the accessories for mode, advertising and Eventfotografie can be selected. In addition one can inform in an exclusive 2-3 hour question hour with a photographer of the house intensively about questions to a technology of its choice. The possibility to lend a hand and to test the technique from the rental deepen what you have heard.

Our long-time partner Go4Foto is available again for photo tours: on a photo tour e.g. on the topics “Old Baths” “Berlin Underground” or “Courtyards in Berlin” with individual support by experienced photographers the winner as well as a companion can shoot photos. Afterwards there is still another picture evaluation, with which a meaningful photo series is arranged and the photo prints can be taken along immediately.

This year, two Fotomarathon winners can look forward to a picture frame made of recycled wood, handcrafted by the Luna Design Company in Cape Town (South Africa). Each picture frame is unique and absolutely unique.

Galileo Press is a specialist publishing house with publications on IT and photo topics. The books and video trainings show hobby photographers, for example, how good photos are created – technically and creatively. For the Fotomarathon 2013, Galileo offers books and video training of your choice.

Special prices

Now in its 4th year, zitty Berlin-Magazin has again awarded a theme prize: in addition to the print of the winning picture selected by picture editor Petra Konschak in the current issue, the winner receives a half-year subscription free of charge.

Our partner Lomography awarded three cool prizes in the “analog” retrospection, which we are publishing for the 3rd time:
– a Diana F+ Neptune Green + a Lomography Berlin City Guide + a packet of Lomography CN 400 Film
– a La Sardina Beach St. Tropez + a Lomography Berlin City Guide + a package 35mm film
– a Fisheye 1 in dark blue + a Lomography Berlin City Guide + a package 35mm film

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Stadtbad Wedding, Gerichtstraße 65, Hochzeit

Kooperation mit der Technischen Universität. Masterstudiengang Bühnenbau und Szenischer Raum.


2013 Jury

From the submissions of the 13th Fotomarathon Berlin, the following jury members have selected the ten best series – at this point a big thank you to all of them for taking the time.

The Briton Paul Sullivan is a freelance photographer, author and editor in Berlin. Besides his blog www.slowtravelberlin.com he reports and photographs for “The Guardian”, “National Geographic UK”, “The Independent” as well as “Electronic Beats”. Paul also organizes photographic workshops and city tours in and around Berlin. The book “100 Favourite Places” in Berlin in collaboration with Giulia Pines and Marian Ryan is a homage to the city and its very special charm away from the tourist hotspots.

Tobias Bohn belongs since 2007 to the team of the Hoffotografen in Berlin and is there the specialist for 360° photography. With the Hoffotografen it cares for predominantly national and international customers as well as the Social Media range. Actually Tobi is learned administration landlord, decided however to dedicate his life something beautiful. Photography. He shares his passion for panorama photography with Oli Keinath and roundshot.de. In addition to photography, Tobias, as a coffee junkie, would like to travel the world’s coffee plantations. And, of course, photography.

Sebastian Noack took 2nd place at the Fotomarathon in 2012 with his photo series. When his father’s reflex camera fell into his hands a few years ago, he began to take pictures. In the beginning Sebastian photographed only privately until he started documenting smaller events and portraying people. Since then he has expanded his technical knowledge and learned from experienced photographers and now works as a freelance photographer in Berlin.

Member of the jury Andrea Späth looks back on twenty years of experience as a journalist in the field of photography: As an editor for various daily newspapers (“Pforzheimer Zeitung”, “Süddeutsche Zeitung”) she was herself behind the camera for a long time. As an employee of the magazine PHOTOGRAPHIE she dedicates herself today to theory: She offers renowned artists and professionals a platform as well as newcomers and talents. The slogan of the Fotokritikerin: Convince at first sight!

Julia Mauga is an academic volunteer at the Photographic Collection of the Berlinische Galerie Berlin. After studying art history, Spanish language and literature, and communication and media studies in Leipzig and Peru, she now lives and works in Berlin. In addition to her work in various galleries in Leipzig and Berlin, Julia has a heart for photo festivals and competitions and has participated in the international photography festival F/STOP in Leipzig, the photo festival Mannheim_Ludwigshafen_Heidelberg and the Darmstadt Days of Photography.

A special thank you goes to the PHORMS school (Campus Mitte) for making the rooms available for the selection of pictures.

2013 Team

Jens Bleiholder, Jana Schirrwagen, Jenny Wrede, Reyko Krasseman, Franziska Hoffmann, Bettina Kasperowski, Julia Günster, Siegfried Kürschner, Sarah Pfeil, Tita Kaisari, Andrea Figari

2013 Mini Fotomarathon

This weakened version of the great Fotomarathon is intended for all those who want to take up this challenge for the first time, but do not yet dare to venture the full distance. But also for all the enthusiastic participants who simply don’t want to wait until next year. In addition to top photographic performance, the Fotomarathon challenges participants to view the city from a new “perspective”. Anyone who wants to can also actively shape the event: Passers-by become extras, friends props and the companion assistant.

We congratulate all participants on their super performance at the 5th Mini Photo Marathon on 12.10.2013!

You have defied the rain for 4 hours to give us 6 of your best motives!! We highly appreciate that! The slide show with your photos impressed us very much! It was very exciting for us to share your selected pictures and reactions with you.

We thank Hotel Bogota for the location and NIGI Berlin for the delicious Onigiris. Thanks again for the friendly support!

The theme was: Lichtermeer & Meer -suitable for the Festival of Lights and Berlin Lights Festival.

The six single themes were: 1. light and shadow, 2. shine and gloria, 3. mirrored, 4. play with light, 5. shining, 6. light off, spot on.

Now the winners are announced! There was no absolute majority in the audience award…and since we didn’t want to have any exploratory talks or run-off elections, we simply decided to declare two series as winners: No. 95 (Sanja Z.) and 96 (Maria F). Both may participate 2014 free of charge in the “big” Fotomarathon on 14 June.

The participants no. 85 (Michael H.) and 280 (Nicole H) each won a free ticket for the 2014 Fotomarathon. The winners will soon receive their free tickets by e-mail.

Some series can already be seen on the Flickr Group:


location partner: Hotel Bogota

The connection between the Berlin Fotomarathon and the Hotel Bogota has existed for a long time. The hotel director Joachim Rissman already chose the 10 best series of our participants as a juror in 2010. Also last year the impressive location belonged to one of our stations.
This year we want to contribute with the Mini-Fotomarathon 2013 to the fact that more Berliners and Berlin visitors get to know this wonderful house and the man who made the hotel an icon of photography.

At the end of the Mini-Photomarathons on 12.10 at 21.00 o’clock we downloaded all the photos of the participants, looked at them together in one of the historic rooms of the hotel and commented on them.

Since there will be no subsequent exhibition at this event, the 3 winners were selected by the audience together. Some surprises and free participation in the Berlin Fotomarathon 2014 awaited the winners.

Why is the Hotel Bogota so extraordinary?

The former tenement house has a moving history. Here the American music legend Benny Goodman was swinging in the salon of the art collector Oskar Skaller. Star photographer Helmut Newton completed his apprenticeship with fashion photographer Yva in 1936. After 1945 the British resided here. It wasn’t until 1964 that Heinz Rewald opened his “Etagen-Pension”, called it “Bogota”. Even today the rooms look like they did then – to the delight of the guests.

The Rissmann family has been running the hotel since 1976, with son Joachim Rissman as director. Mr. Rissman has intensively studied the history of the hotel and documented it. For this reason, he developed the house into a House of Photography, following in the footsteps of its tradition founded by photographer Yva, Helmut Newton’s teacher, in which since the end of 2004 photographs have been shown in changing exhibitions at a “Photoplatz”.

The lease was terminated in May 2013, so that the hotel’s existence is now threatened and with it a well-known West Berlin institution on Kurfürstendamm will disappear again. The hotel was closed in December 2013.

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