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This is the official Program of the Hamburg Portfolio Review 2023

Thursday, 14 September 

HPR Pre-Opening

07:00 — 10:00 pm CET

Pre-opening of the HPR exhibition at FREELENS Gallery.

Alter Steinweg 15 | 20459 Hamburg

With works of Lys Arango, Toby Binder, Ingmar Björn Nolting, Chinky Shukla, Mitar Simikić, Patrick Slesiona, Brais Lorenzo, Bartosz Ludwinski and Chiara Wettmann.

Exhibition open from 15 September to 18 October, 2023

More Information click here

Friday, 15 September

HPR Official Opening

06:00—07:00 pm  CET

Opening Hamburg Portfolio Review in the »Gallionsfigurensaal« of the Altonaer Museum. 

Museumstraße 23 | 22765 Hamburg

Address by Prof. Dr. Anja Dauschek (Altonaer Museum) and the founders of HPR

Heike Ollertz, Lars Lindemann and Andreas Trampe. 

Streamed live on the Website and HPR Instagram Account.


07:00—08:30 pm CET

Get together in the Foyer and opening of the HPR public space exhibition on Platz der Republik in front of the Altonaer Museum.

Curated by Prof. Dr. Nina Röder (HPR/UE)

07:15 — 07:45 pm CET

First guided tour

07:45 — 08:15 pm CET

Second guided tour

With works of Pan Wang, Karolina Jonderko, Nicole Rastrelli, Gabriele Cecconi,

Charlotte Troll, Daniela Balestrin, Hanna Jarzabek, Bjorn Elltor, Mitar Smikic, Tatiana Illina, Magnus Terhorst, Paulina Hildesheim, Vanessa Vettorello, Gerd Waliszewski,

Helena Lea Manhartsberger, Michele Spatari, Varvara Uhlik, Jan Richard Heinicke

and Tianjun Li.  

Streamed live on the HPR Instagram Account.

Exhibition open from 15 September to 11 October.

Saturday, 16 September 

HPR Portfolio Reviews

 01:30—07:00 pm CET

All portfolio reviews are held virtually;

100 photographers from 1,266 applications, from 6 continents were selected 

and take part in the reviews.

60 renowned international experts from the photo industry review the portfolios.

The portfolio reviews are not open to the public.

Sunday, 17 September 


CANON Keynote

01:30 pm CET – Streamed live on the Website and HPR Instagram Account.

About »The Art of Advocacy«

Keynote with Aïda Muluneh (Canon Ambassador)

Aïda Muluneh

Born in Addis Ababa in 1974, Muluneh graduated from Howard University in Washington D.C with a degree from the Communication Department with a major in Film. Her photography has been published widely and can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, Hood Museum, The RISD Museum of Art, and the Museum of Biblical Art in the United States. She was the 2007 recipient of the European Union Prize in the Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie in Bamako, Mali, the 2010 winner of the CRAF International Award of Photography in Spilimbergo, Italy, and the 2018 CatchLight Fellow in San Francisco, USA. In 2019, she became the first black woman to co-curate the Nobel Peace Prize exhibition and in the following year, she returned as a commissioned artist for the prize.


She has been a jury member for several photography competitions, most notably the Sony World Photography Awards and the World Press Photo Contest in 2017. She has also been on various panel discussions on photography, including the African Union Cultural Summit, Art Basel, Tedx/Johannesburg, and the Sem Presser Lecture at the World Press Photo Festival in Amsterdam in 2019.  

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Sunday, 17 September 


HPR Panel

in the audimax of ue campus altona 

03:00 pm CET – Streamed live on the Website and HPR Instagram Account.

AI – journalistic ethics vs. artistic freedom 

With Santiago Lyon (Head of Advocacy and Education for the Adobe-led Content Authenticity Initiative), Ivonne Thein (German Artist based in Berlin, working in the field of photography, video and installations) and Heinrich Holtgreve (Photographer, Lecturer, Podcaster).

Santiago Lyon

is the Head of Advocacy and Education for the Adobe-led Content Authenticity Initiative, working to combat misinformation through digital content provenance. He has more than 35 years of experience in photography as an award-winning photojournalist, photo editor, media executive and educator. As a photographer for Reuters and the Associated Press he won multiple photojournalism awards for his coverage of conflicts around the globe between 1989-1999.In 2003/2004 he was a Nieman Fellow in journalism at Harvard University before being named VP/Director of Photography at the Associated Press, a position he held until 2016. Under his direction the AP won three Pulitzer Prizes for photography as well as multiple other major photojournalism awards around the world. He was Chair of the Jury for the 2013 World Press Photo contest. Lyon serves on the board of directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop and the advisory board of the VII Foundation. He also teaches regularly at the International Center of Photography in New York.


Ivonne Thein

is a multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin. In her practice she reflects on the current body images of a digital culture that is undergoing fundamental change due to comprehensive technologization. Based on stock photography she started a collaboration with AI systems to explore the change of the physical body and its virtual representations in the visual culture of our time. Her works have been show in international exhibitions for example at Centre Pompidou Paris, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Lentos Linz and CO Berlin. 


Heinrich Holtgreve

is a documentary photographer, lecturer and podcaster from Hamburg, Germany. He was born in 1987 in Bochum, Germany. Heinrich studied photography at the University Of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany and at the Chung-Ang University Seoul, South-Korea. Since 2016, he’s a member of Berlin based agency Ostkreuz. His long-term photography project "The internet as a place" leads him to different countries exploring the physical realities of the internet's infrastructure. He co-hosts the Podcast "Internet Explorers". Heinrich's commissioned work has been widely published in journalistic outlets. He is currently lecturing in Berlin (Ostkreuzschule) and Bremen (University of the Arts) on topics of photography and technology.

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