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Once each year, the BFF – aka the Professional Association of Freelance Photographers and Film Creators – offers a one-of-a-kind scholarship to promote twelve participants with BFF mentors, including illustrious names such as DARIUS RAMAZANI, MONICA MENEZ, KATJA RUGE, MAXIMILIAN KÖNIG, STEPHAN LUCIUS LEMKE, ASJA CASPARI, TOBIAS HABERMANN and KAI UWE GUNDLACH, as well as multiple-day workshops culminating in an awards ceremony in the beautiful Baltic Sea resort Zingst, followed by an exhibition tour.
This year’s theme is ‘And then everything was blue’. BFF is looking for the twelve best young photography talents with inspiring perspectives of the world of tomorrow. Awaiting the participants chosen by the expert jury is a unique BFF photographer mentoring program, € 1000 in production funding, multiple-day workshops, prizes from EIZO and ADOBE, as well as presentation at the exhibition premiere in gallery quality produced by Whitewall in cooperation with Epson, the awards ceremony, the promotion awards magazine and plenty of media attention!
“Back when I was the BFF Chairman, I already loved the days in Hamburg and Zingst, when all of the participants and mentors would come together, work on the concepts, exchange ideas, cook together in the evening and spend an intensive time with one another,” Darius RAMAZANI tells GoSee.
This year’s jury is made up of Alice Feja (Head of Art Buying, Kolle Rebbe), Anna Gripp (Photonews), Simone Gutberlet (Head of Art Buying, C3 Creative Code and Content GmbH), Prof. Dr. Markus Hilgert (Secretary General of the Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States), Sebastian Lux (F.C. Gundlach Foundation), Götz Schleser (Photographer, BFF Chairman), and Edda Fahrenhorst (Curator of horizons zingst Environmental Photo Festival).
The works by the new finalists will be produced by BFF main partner Whitewall in cooperation with EPSON and presented at the opening weekend of horizons zingst Environmental Photo Festival from 20 – 29 May, 2022. During which the three winners will also be awarded.
Eligible for application through 14 November, 2021, are students of Photography, Photo Design, Communication Design, Visual Communication and Liberal Arts in the fourth semester or higher, as well as freelance photography assistants, with at least two years and a maximum of four years of experience assisting, from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Applicants can be no older than thirty years of age. Further information is available via BFF. In charge of the competition are BFF members Sonja Hofmann and Götz Schleser.
21.10.2021 show complete article
The billboard located on Stuttgarter Platz in Berlin has displayed equally creative and social content by photographer DARIUS RAMAZANI now for more than three years. “It’s like being a kid again – I am filled with the same joy every time a new idea is postered on the billboard,” says the Berlin-based photographer. “Thanks to everyone who has supported us. We are working on several new projects we hope to continue next year.” Here on GoSee, we present you a selection of works on the billboard by artist friends, designers, agencies, and NGOs – all put together for you in a short film.
We hope we haven’t left anyone out: Ma Raab, Jule Roschlau, Maja Seidel, Andreas Antoni, Christian Weisser, Alf Frommer, Anna Rother, Christine Coring, Thomas Joussen, Michael Preuss, Nina Preuss, Flora Wachs, glow communication, Johannes Krempl, Sebastian Wilke, Freunde fürs Leben e.V., Anna Weil, Claudia Wegener-Bracht, Pfeifle Design, Initiative Offene Gesellschaft e.V., Ellen Schweizer, Philip Husemann, Erik Enge, Theresa Singer, Leo Struck, Mareike Strelitz, Sham Jaff, Sonya Bobrik, BALLHAUS WEST | Agentur für Kampagnen GmbH, Imran Ayata, Alice Gittermann, Isa Soysal, TERRE DES FEMMES e. V., Philipp und Keuntje GmbH, fischerAppelt, Johanna Merensky, David Morales, Philip Bolland, Christoph Laurisch, Jonas Bartelworth. Thank You.
14.12.2020 show complete article
Michael Krauser explores the world despite suffering from diabetes, Ingrid keeps her dystonia under control by means of deep brain stimulation, Erik copes with his immune deficiency with the help of Homecare Manager Enikoe … Berlin-based photographer and portrait specialist DARIUS RAMAZANI had the pleasure once again of photographing the BVMed campaign.
In its motif series ‘Body Pride’, BVMed shows patients who are successfully going about their lives even though they suffer from chronic disease. The campaign would like to promote compassion for the life situations of the afflicted and show the value medicinal products can have for a self-determined life: “With ‘Body Pride’, BVMed challenges a social taboo: Despite their widespread use and relevance for individual cases, several medicinal products are hidden out of shame. Their use in multiple areas is hardly mentioned in public. This is precisely what the new campaign would like to change: It demonstrates that there is no reason to be ashamed to talk about it, and wants to motivate those affected to be proud of their own bodies and to show it publicly.” the association says.
The campaign is centered around 14 ad motifs for a variety of symptoms such as heart and valvular heart disease, joint replacements on hips and shoulders, homecare, and neurostimulation, breast cancer and lymphedema, tracheostoma, dialyses, stoma, incontinence, artificial nutrition, and diabetes. An extensive interview was also conducted with each of the patients who participated.
About – BVMed. BVMed, or the German Medical Technology Association, headquartered in Berlin, is a trade association which represents around 220 industrial and commercial companies in the medical technology industry. Members of the BVMed include the world’s 20 largest medicinal product manufacturers in the consumer goods sector. GoSee: bvmed.de///patientengeschichten
08.06.2020 show complete article