08/10/2016 / 14:00 - 18:00

Start Location
Karl-Marx-Allee 87
10243 Berlin

Welcome to the 2016 mini-fotomarathon as part of the European Month of Photography!

Europäischer Monat der FotografieThis year´s autumm mini-fotomarathon takes place on Saturday 8th of October 2016, in cooperation with Fotopioniere, and as part of the events of the European Month of Photography.

The mini fotomarathon is -as the name suggests- a small and reduced version of the  traditional 12 hour fotomarathon. The pictures taken are downloaded at the end of the event and projected which gives everybody the possibility to talk about each others pictures, explain them, and comment. We invite everybody to exchange ideas and experiences. Fotopioniere also has a cafe, and thus the perfect setting for a friendly exchange.

In addition to producing high level photography, the Fotomarathon challenges participants to discover the city from a new perspective. Those who want can also use a tripod, passers-by become participants, friends turn into art directors and lighting assistants.


Fotopioniere Berlin Karl marx Allee
Fotopioniere at Karl Marx Allee









The Mini-Fotomarathon runs between 14.00 and 18.00 hours. The Fotomarathon Team will be there from 13.00.


Nervous Systems Exhibition PosterAfter the Mini-Fotomarathon we will also be hosting the Vernissage to the Exhibition “Nervous Systems”, which shows photos taken during the spring Mini-Fotomarathon, selected by two of the curators of the Exhibition at HKW,  Stephanie Hankey, Marek Tuszynski, from the Tactical Technology Collective. Read HERE for all information about the exhibition and the Vernissage.



Who can participate?

Everyone with enthusiasm and a digital camera with a memory card can take part and accept the challenge in heart and soul. At this point we cannot accept participation with a mobile phone. Whether amateur or professional, alone or in a team, an original Berliner or a visitor –the most important thing is to be creative, relentless and tireless. Participant numbers are limited to 50 participants.

The regular registration for the mini fotomarathon on October 8, 2016 is 10 EUR. It can only be paid offline via bank transfer. The fee is 15 EUR on the day of the mini fotomarathon and can only be paid in cash. The first 25 paid registrations will receive a free copy of the catalogue of the European Month of Photography, worth 10 EUR.

Mini Fotomarathon – how does that work?

13:00 hs:  The Fotomarathon team is at the location, and participants can collect their start numbers and additional information.
14.00 hours: We are ready to go! Participants get their start number, the six topics, and instructions to go to the final meeting point. There are no intermediate meeting points on a mini fotomarathon.
18.00 – 19.00 hours: After 4 hours of Fotomarathon, the six digital pictures will be downloaded from the participants´camera by the Fotomarathon team. We will take a look at the pictures together, chat and there will be the possibility to get something to drink/eat from the café at Fotopioniere. All participants will be able to vote for their favourite photo series, and the winner will take the “People’s Choice Award” Then we will proceed to the Vernissage to the Exhibition “Nervous Systems”

You can only participate with a digital camera -so we can download the photos right there and prepare a slideshow. Because of the instant character of the mini-fotomarathon and the fact that we project the photos right there, we are not accepting analogue cameras or mobile phones.

How do I register?

To sign up, please select a ticket for your registration. Proceed to fill the form and press the button to register. A user account will be created, based on your email address. You will get the access details via Email. With those access details you can cancel your ticket (until October 1, 9pm at the latest), or you can change the name on the ticket, to give it to a friend (instead of cancelling it). The user accounts will be deleted at the end of the year.

By registering to this event, you accept the Fotomarathon Rules and the General Conditions for Participation. Please make sure you read them before the Fotomarathon.

Key information – a summary:

  • Start on October 8th,  at 2pm at Fotopioniere
  • Registration fee: 10 EUR, Payable only via bank transfer.
  • The Rules of the Mini fotomarathon apply.
  • Starting numbers are handed out on the day of the event.
  • Registration via the form below, just choose a ticket, fill out the form and send it.
  • Deadline is October 6th, 9 pm


Bookings are closed for this event.

(By registering to this event, you accept the Fotomarathon Rulesand the General Conditions for Participation.)

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