In Retrospect

FotoDoks was launched in 2008 and is now one of the most important festivals for documentary photography. Each year the programme is extended with additional exhibitions, collaborations, workshops and awards and provides an innovative platform for exchange and discussion.


The big Fotodoks retrospective

Since its foundation in 2008, Fotodoks has developed year by year, grown and jumped over many hurdles. Exhibition venues have changed, new awards, collaborations, workshops, partner and touring exhibitions have been added. This has been made possible by the many people who have accompanied and supported us over the short or long term, in front of and behind the scenes, with a lot of energy, creativity and heart and soul. This small, big history shows how Fotodoks became what it is - and who all contributed to it!

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Fotodoks 2011

Unglaublich – Incredibile. Sensationalism, Document, Reality

2011 was the year of Fotodoks premiers: with Italy we invited our first guest country. The group exhibition was presented at the Münchner Stadtmuseum for the first time and the festival centre with a bookstand by the Hamburg Deichtorhallen moved into the art space MaximiliansForum. Unbelievable and new as well were the first festival catalogue and cooperations with MAGNUM Photos and the documentary film festival DOK.fest.

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