Bertram Kober, Dozent der Neuen Schule für Fotografie

Foto: Peter Franke / Punctum

Bertram Kober

Bertram Kober was born in 1961 in Leipzig. He studied photography at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst from 1981-1987. After obtaining his diploma under Evelyn Richter he completed a further degree there and then switched to Communication Design in Essen for two semesters in 1990 under Prof. Angela Neuke. He lives and works in Berlin and Leipzig.

After reunification Bertram Kober founded Punctum photo agency. He is still a member. With the new freedom to travel he made photographic study trips abroad to Spain, the UK and USA. Italy greatly inspired him and gave birth to his projects “Carrara” and “Sacri Monti”.

In 2005 he began teaching at Fotoschule am Schiffbauer Damm. In 2007 he cofounded the IAPh Board of Trustees, responsible for the Neue Schule für Fotografie, where he currently teaches.

“I feel it is important that
students develop their own approach and seriousness to photography
as a medium.”

In class, Bertram Kober draws on his years of experience as a working photographer and artist in order to teach essential technique, art history, and image theory. In the second and third years he focuses on getting students to develop their personal style whilst providing a realistic view of the current market. Through lectures, discussions and practical exercises, he aims to create an open atmosphere where students can develop and work towards their goals.

Bertram Kober’s website

2013   Europäischer Architekturfotografie-Preis, Recognition Award
2011   Universes in Universe, Best Photograph, 54th International Art Exhibition, 54. Venice Biennale
2003   Berufung in die Deutsche Fotografische Akademie
1997   Kodak Fotokalender-Preis

Single Exhibitions (selected)
2018   Goldbach (Roșia Montană), Galerie Irrgang, Berlin
2015   For Transmission, Galerie Irrgang, Berlin
2013   Sacri Monti, Städtische Museen, Zittau
2012   Carrara and more, J+A Gallery, Dubai
2011   Carrara, Kreis für Kunst und Kultur, St. Ulrich, Italien
2010   Sacri Monti, Haus am Dom, Frankfurt am Main

Group Exhibitions (selected)
2013   architekturbild. Europäischer Architekturfotografie-Preis, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main
2011   Magie des Objekts. Photographie aus drei Jahrhunderten, Leopold Museum, Wien
2011   Leipzig. Fotografie seit 1839, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig

Publications (selected)
2014   Transmission, Kerber Verlag Bielefeld
2009   Sacri Monti, Kerber Verlag Bielefeld
2008   Hochsitz, Plöttner Verlag Leipzig
2007   Carrara, Kerber Verlag Bielefeld
2002   Legitime Aspekte des Alltags, Verlag Faber & Faber Leipzig
2001   Freiheit macht Arbeit, Edition Erata Leipzig
1996   Kulpoche, Verlag Faber & Faber Leipzig

© Bertram Kober, from “Sacri Monti”, 2009

© Bertram Kober, from “Carrara”, 2007

© Bertram Kober, from “Souvenir”, 2005

© Bertram Kober, from “Hochsitz”, 2004

© Bertram Kober, from “Kulpoche”, 1997