Exhibtions Photokina/Photoszene in Cologne

laif Fotogalerie, Merowingerstraße 5-7, 50667 Köln
Opening with the photographer and the curator Gerard Goodrow, 12.9. 7 p.m.
13.9 - 9.10. Mo - Fr 10-17.
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Reportage from No man's land

Kulturforum in Herz Jesu, Zülpicher Platz, 50674 Köln
Opening with the photographer and the curator Gerard Goodrow, 3.9. 7 p.m.
3.9. - 5.10.
Mo - So 15- 18 Uhr.
Sa. 13.9. 4 p.m.
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Artists of the Gallery

Galerie Holtmann,
Anna Schneider Steig 13, 50678 Köln
19.9. - 3.10. Di- Sa 11a.m. - 6 p.m.

Boatpeople at LUMAS

The photoseries Boatpeople just came out as an edition at LUMAS in october 2013. The poetic and humerous photographs turned out to be a bestseller. They are avaiable in 26 galleries around the world or can be ordered directly through internet.

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Reisen in Burma

The new book is out now. Travelling in Burma,
photographs by Bettina Flitner, with texts from Alice Schwarzer.

Reisen in Burma, DuMont Buchverlag, 160 pages, 34,95 €.
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"Boatpeople" the book is out

Bettina Flitner brought a fishing boat from Myanmar to Cologne. Here, on the river of Rhine, she photographed individuals and groups: Managers, nuns from a Benedictine convent, a family with the suitcases flew from Kosovo. They are alone, in pairs, or in a group. A procession of voyagers, fugitives, nomads.

Hardcover, 80 pages, 19,80 €.
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Exhibition Die Staatsbibliothek und ich

350 years Staatsbibliothek Berlin. Bettina Flitner photographed for the Staatsbibliothek 24 personalities with the treasures of the Staatsbibliothek: nobel price winner Herta Müller with the autograph of Heinrich von Kleist, Richard von Weizsäcker with the first german chess book, Wim Wenders with the oldest publication of the world, a buddhist magic spell from 764 A.D. The exhibition is shown from 21rst of september until 30th of december 2011. Staatsbibliothek Berlin, Potsdamer Straße 33, 10785 Berlin. Opening hours: mo. - fr. 9 a.m. - 21 p.m., sa. 9 a.m. - 17 p.m.

My Heart My Enemy My Monument

In 1992 the first part of the trilogy has been shown for the first time. MY ENEMY launched fierce discussions among visitors and media and was prohibited. Now, for the first time, the complete trilogy is shown. Galerie Holtmann and FrauenMediaTurm are presenting the exhibition during the festival "Rheinlesen" in Rheinauhafen Köln between 9th and 11th of september 2011.

The "Boatpeople" Book is out

A boat from Burma on the Rhine. The photographer Bettina Flitner bought the wooden fishing vessel on Lake Inle, situated on a high plateau in the Shan Mountains near to the Chinese border, and transported it back from Myanmar to Germany. Here on the banks of the Rhine, Flitner photographed a diverse collection of individuals and groups of people. Casting managers and drag queens, nuns and the homeless into a mise-en-scène, she orchestrated a lyrical, poetic procession of people on their travels: nomadic globetrotters, journeying upstream and downstream along the river of life.
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23. International Summeracademy of Art and Design

Narrative photography
July 14 - August 13. Telling stories by pictures: using single photos, photo spreads, or photo & text. As a final product, we will mutually design, edit, and print each single photographic story in a ’book on demand’. More

women scientists in Berlin 25.2. - 23.3.2011

The exhibition "Frauen die forschen" (women scientist) is shown again in Berlin. 25.2. - 23.3. in Berlin. Ministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Hannoversche Straße 28-30, 10115 Berlin. Daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Exhibition In the MUSCARELLE MUSEUM OF ART 4.2. - 3.4.201

"Report of No Man's Land" ist shown 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall in the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Willamsburg/USA gezeigt. Fall 1989. The Berlin Wall comes down. And suddenly they face each other, the people from the East and the West. In the no mans land of reunited Germany. For months Bettina Flitner wandered along Berlins border line and asked people: What o you feel now? 

Opening 4.2.2011. 5 p.m. Lecture Bettina Flitner

Frauen die forschen in Wiesbaden

The exhibition "Frauen die forschen" (Women scientists) tours throughout Germany. Next station: Frauenmuseum Wiesbaden. The photographs and short biographies of top scientist in Germany will be shown from 23rd january until 27th march 2011. The opening is the 23rd january at 12 p.m. More

women scientists in GÖttingen

The Nobelprize winner Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard is one of the 25 top scientist shown in the exhibition "Frauen die forschen" (women scientists). It will be shown from 8th october until 14th of november 2010 in the Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen. Supporting programm: More

Opening: 8th october at 4 p.m.

 women scientists IN KIEL UND BONN

The exhibition showing 25 top scientists is shown in two places: The large version will be shown until 31 may in Kiel, the smaller one in Bonn. Mehr

Das XX. Jahrhundert

An exhibition of the Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin.
From 26th of march until 20th of june 2010. More


Bettina Flitner and Frank Thiel
Photography - 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall
30.1. - 20.3.2010, Opening: 30.1. at 12.00 a.m.

Galerie Zellermayer
Ludwigkirchstraße 6
10719 Berlin
Tel. 030/88 341 44
Opening hours: Tue - Sat 11-18.00

Award for Poverty exhibition

The CaritasStiftung (Caritas Foundation) won the award for communication KOMPASS of the  Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Federal Association of German Foundations). The Caritas Foundation got the KOMPASS Award for the touring exhibition "Aus unserer Mitte" (Among us) about poverty in Germany. More (in german)


Sunday, 8th of november, 10.30 a.m.

Bettina Flitner will talk about her latest book "Frauen die forschen" at the 13th german conference of female physicists . More (in german)

Exhibition women scientists 2009

The exhibition about german women scientists
Berlin 8th of march - 8th of may
Urania, an der Urania 17, 10787 Berlin
Frankfurt 20th of may - 30th of august
Museum für Kommunikation, Schaumainkai 53, 60596 Frankfurt
Konstanz november/december
University of Konstanz

Guided tour through the exhibition "Frauen, die forschen"

23rd of august 4 p.m.

Bettina Flitner talks about her latest work.
Museum für Kommunikation, Schaumainkai 53, 60596 Frankfurt, T 069 / 60600 
Tue-Fri 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat and Su 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. admission fee: 4 €
photos of the exhibition
Video Podcast

Pentiment 2009
Summeracademie in Hamburg

the 22th summeracademie Pentiment takes place from 26th of july until the 15th of august. The course for photography of Bettina Flitner will take place between 26th of july and 7th of august, and between the 13th and the 15th of august. Registration form

FOTOFESTIWAL International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland

7th - 31 th of May 2009 the Boatpeople will be shown at the Fotofestiwal in Lodz, Poland. More Infos: www.fotofestiwal.com and www.lodzartcenter.com

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Frauen, die forschen

portraits of 25 women scientist.

Premiere the exhibition is in the FrauenMediaTurm in Cologne the 5th of september. The exhibition is part of the symposia about women in science. It will be opened by Dr. Annette Schavan, german minister of education and research. The book "FRAUEN die forschen", 25 portraits of Bettina Flitner (photos) and Jeanne Rubner (text) is published by the Collection Rolf Heyne.



Photokina 2008

The "European women" will be shown from 21th until 28th of september in the Visual Gallery of the Photokina. The worlds largest trade fair for photographic products takes place every two years in Cologne. More

Backlight 2008

The "Boatpeople" will be shown at the 8. International Photographic Triennial "Backlight" in the Studio Marangoni in Florence from 16th of september until 18th of october 2008. More

Positionen der Fotografie heute
18th of march until 10th of april 2008

Boris Becker, Anna and Bernhard Blume, Thomas Eller, Bettina Flitner, Andreas Friedrich, In Sook Kim, Jürgen Klauke, Judith Samen

Galerie Heinz Holtmann
Anna-Schneider-Steig 13
50678 Köln - Rheinauhafen

Tel: 0221-25 78 60 7

Opening of the exhibition "Aus unserer Mitte"
in the operahouse of Cologne 7th of march, 6 pm.http://caritas.erzbistum-koeln.de/caritas/pressemitteilungen/News/Ausstellungstext.html

Opening of the europeans in Merzig

Galerie der Stadthalle Merzig, zur Stadthalle 1, 66663 Merzig
from 10th of february  until 16th of  march
Mo - Tue 9-12 am und 2 -4 pm, Fri  9 - 12 am

Opening with Bettina Flitner 10th of february 2008, 11 am

Guided Tour in Brussels

Bettina Flitner talks about her work.
The guided tour starts at 3.00 p.m.
Tour&Taxis, Avenue du Port 86 c, 1000 Brussels
Registration: jacqueline.krausbruessel@goethe.org

Women with visions - european women

16.1. -21.2.2007 in Madrid
Biblioteca National, Goethe Institut, Institut francais,
Instituto Iberamericano di Finlandia, Istituto Italiano More

8.2. - 20.5.2007 in Brussels
The exhibition will be opened on 8.3.2007 at 9:30
by the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Tour & Taxis; European economic and social comitee; Vertretung des Landes Baden-Württemberg more 

Fotokunst aus 60 Jahren - Kunstsammlung NRW

14. Januar - 25. Februar 2007
Galerie Münsterland
Friedrichstraße 3
48282 Emsdetten
Tue -Sat. 3.00 - 6.00 p.m. , Su 11.00- 6.00 p.m.

11. November - 17. Dezember 2006
Flottmann-Hallen der Stadt Herne
Flottmannstr. 94
44625 Herne
Tue.- Su. 2.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Lecture with photos

Bettina Flitner talks about her work.

27.04.06, 6 p.m.
HAW Hamburg, Fakultät Design, Medien und Information, Aula der Armgartstraße 24, 22089 Hamburg

"Women with visions" as Paperback in march 2006

The photo book bestseller "Women with Visions", Portraits of 48 "Great European Women" 3rd edition is out now. 22 Euro only. More

Exhibition of "The Europeans" in ULM

From 9. December 2005- 26. Feburary 2006 the exhibition will be shown in the "Stadthaus Ulm", Münsterplatz, 89073 Ulm.

More about the museum built by the architect Richard Myers

Lecture with photos about the making of "The Europeans"

Frankfurt/Main 5.10.2005, 7 p.m. More Museum für Kommunikation, Schaumainkai 53, 60596 FrankfurtAachen 12.10.2005, 7.30 p.m. Casino Aachen, Monsheimsallee 44, 52062 AachenUlm 2.2.2006, 8.00 p.m. Stadthaus Ulm, Münsterplatz, 89073 Ulm

Exhibition "Sextourists" at the
Fototriennal "BACKLIGHT" in Finland

"The Spells of Childhood" and "Untouchable Things" are the titels of the two main exhibitions at the 7th international Triennal of photography from 14.10. - 15.01.2006 in the Tampere Art Museum and in the Museum Centre Vapriikk. The photographs "Sextourists" will be shown in the Tampere Art Museum, Puutarhakatu 34, 33210 Tampere, Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. -6 p.m.

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Exhibition of "The Europeans" in Frankfurt

From 22. September - 13. November 2005 the exhibition will be shown in the "Museum für Kommunikation", Schaumainkai 53, 60596 Frankfurt Opening on 21. September 7 p.m.

The cultural programm during the exhibition

Photoworkshop Portrait/Series with Bettina Flitner

At the Summer Academy Dresden
from 25 July-29 July 2005

Information and Enrolment

Photo Award of the Michael Horbach Foundation

Award Ceremony and Exhibition in the Gallery 68elf
forum für junge Kunst, at Media Park 4e, 50670 Köln
Opening hours: until 24 May 05,
Thursday + Friday 3 pm-7 pm, Saturday 12 pm - 4 pm

Award Ceremony and Opening of the Exhibition
15 April at 7 p.m. Encomium by Ulrich Tilmann

Press Information

Readings with Photographs, March 7 and 8, 2005

Bettina Flitner presents her book "Women with Visions - 50 Europeans."  

7. March in Düsseldorf, 7 pm "Malkasten" 
Jacobistraße 6a, 40211 Düsseldorf

8. March in Tuttlingen, 8 pm in the cityhall,
Königstraße 39, 78532 Tuttlingen. 

Exhibition of "The Europeans" in Finland

Opening at the Tampere Art Museum on 15 January 2005 by the ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Hanns Schumacher.
Duration of the exhibition 15 January - 6 March 2005

Tampere Art Museum, Puutarhakatu 34, 33210 Tampere
Opening hours: Thursday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm more

All exhibitions of "The Europeans"

The exhibition is on tour through Germany and Europe. The next stops

Requests for the exhibition to: laif Agency, Tina Keck, t.keck@laif.de

Exhibition of "The Europeans" in Berlin

Opening on 4 November 2004 at 7 pm by Prof. Michael Naumann, publisher of ZEIT and Alice Schwarzer, publisher of EMMA.

Duration of the exhibition 5 November 2004  2 January 2005. The exhibition is part of the 1st international Month of Photography

Museum für Kommunikation, Leipziger Straße 16, 10117 Berlin T 030/202 94 202. Opening hours Tue-Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat + Sun 11 am - 7 pm Press Information/german

Opening of the exhibition "The Europeans" on 27 July in Munich

In their building in Munich the Swiss Re exhibits a selection of the portraits: large format photo banners in the courtyard und on the glass facades of the building. Swiss Re, Dieselstraße 11, 85774 Unterföhring bei München. 28 July  15 October 2004  Monday - Friday 1 pm - 5 pm, Thursday 2 pm - 8 pm  More 

Exhibition of the limited edition at the Galerie Kampl Buttermelcherstrasse 15, 80469 Munich. 28 July-8 August,  Monday - Friday 2 pm -7 pm, Saturday 12 pm - 6 pm 

Book presentation at the French embassy on May 25th

On the occasion of the European election the French ambassador invited to the double premiere of the book "Women with Visions" and "L'Europe au feminin" at the French embassy in Berlin, Pariser Platz. More

"Women with Visions" back again!

The photo book "Women with Visions", Portraits of 48 "Great European Women" was already sold out after two months. The second edition is now fresh from the press and available.


"L'Europe au fminin" Now available in France!

L'Europe au feminin". The French edition.