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L1030895 KopieWe are very proud to announce the third year of AnzenbergerMasterclass!! APPLY NOW for September 2016 – June 2017

Learning from the best – 4 master photographers will guide 16 promising photographers through the process of developing a long-term photo project. During this ten-month-long intensive masterclass, the students will learn how to develop, start, implement, and present their individual photographic projects.

Structure: 10 months – 10 weekends full of workshops, discussions, group activities, and reviews

Saturdays: workshops, lectures, reviews etc. led by the four masters (Eugenia Maximova, Andrew Phelps, Klaus Pichler, Reiner Riedler)
Sundays: workshops, lectures, reviews etc. led by guest lecturers (e.g.: Roger Ballen, Agnieszka Rayss, Joakim Eskildsen, Gerry Badger, Rob Hornstra, Simon Roberts, Nicolo Degiorgis, Regina Maria Anzenberger)

Only the introductory weekend will take place on three days (23.09.2016 – 25.09.2016). The goal for each photographer is to complete a long-term project during the masterclass, either an exhibition and/or a book. A final presentation of all projects will take place at AnzenbergerGallery in June, 2017.


–       develop ideas and concepts
–       gather information and do research
–       get started with your project
–       implement your concept
–       tell a story
–       approach people and find places to photograph
–       edit and sequence
–       make a budget for your project
–       present your work and promote your project
–       work on a book and/or exhibition

The masterclass offers:
–       supervision by the master photographers over ten months
–       open discussions and critiques
–       individual portfolio reviews
–       lectures, workshops, and reviews by the master photographers
–       lectures, workshops, and reviews by national and international photography experts such as Roger Ballen, Agnieszka Rayss, Joakim Eskildsen, Gerry Badger, Rob Hornstra, Simon Roberts, Nicolo Degiorgis, Regina Maria Anzenberger, etc.
–       workshops and seminars on topics like bookmaking, editing, copyright and budgeting

PRACTICAL INFORMATION All workshops will take place at AnzenbergerGallery, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna.

Registration Registration will open on the 15th of February. Out of all the submissions, 16 photographers will be selected.


  • this workshop is designed for advanced or semi-advanced photographers who possess a high level of technical and visual skills
  • participants should be at a stage in their career where they are still open to learning new things
  • participants should understand spoken and written English
  • there are no limitations regarding age or nationality for the masterclass (scholarships are restricted to applicants of 25years or younger)

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in being considered for the AnzenbergerMasterclass, please send an e-mail to with:

  • your name, address, phone number
  • a short artist bio
  • a concept for a long-term photo project (max. 2 pages with, if available, 5-10 images)
  • a portfolio or link to your website

The application is free of charge. The fee for successful applicants will be 4.500€, including supervision by the master photographers during the masterclass and 10 weekends of workshops and lectures. Payment instructions will be given to you upon acceptance to the workshop. Successful applicants must make themselves available for all workshops – there are no refunds for days missed!

Travel & Accommodation
Participants are expected to make their own arrangements regarding travel and accommodation. Please ensure that you have the relevant visas and travel documents that are necessary to attend the events.

Informal get-together at 7 pm, September 22, 2016:
Introductory weekend, September 23-25, 2016
2nd weekend, October 15-16, 2016
3rd weekend, November 05-06, 2016
4th weekend, December 10-11, 2016
5th weekend, January 21-22, 2017
6th weekend, February 18-19, 2017
7th weekend, March 18-19, 2017
8th weekend, April 08-09, 2017
9th weekend, May 06-07, 2017
Final presentation, June 10-11, 2017


EUGENIA MAXIMOVA was born in Ruse, Bulgaria. She graduated in journalism and communication science at the University of Vienna. In 2005 she discovered her interest in photography after the sudden death of her mother. Photography helped her to escape the reality of her loss, to overcome the shock and lessen the pain. Her coneptual works show the influence of her journalistic interest. Although they differ from the traditional concept of photojournalism, she brings to light the live of others, communicates the socio- political models and tendencies and examine their consequences for society and culture. Her clients include: GEO, National Geographic, Die Zeit, Moscow News, The Guardian. Eugenia’s work is represented by The Anzenberger Gallery/Agency. Exhibitions (selection): 2013 ImageSingulières Festival, Sete, France, 2013 See New Perspectives exhibition tour, Berlin, Zagreb, 2013 Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria, 2014 “Photosynthesis” Fine Art Center- Sofia, Bulgaria.


REINER RIEDLER was born in Gmunden, Austria in 1968. He studied ethnology and attended a college for photography in Vienna. He later decided to dedicate himself solely to photography and studied image sciences at the Danube University of Krems. As a traveller, he visits the peripheries of our habitats, always searching for the fragile beauty of human existence with all its desires and abysses. His most recent work deals with fundamental questions of existence. Exhibitions (selection): EB Galerie, Zürich; Miami Airport Art Center; Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg; Salons d’Honneur of the Town Hall Levallois, Paris; Sirius Art Center, Cork; Somerset House, Positive View Foundation, London; MOP, Denver; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt.

KLAUS PICHLER was born in Vienna 1977 and raised in Judenburg in Styria. During his studies of landscape architecture at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Klaus Pichler had already developed an intense interest in photography. The decision to devote himself exclusively to photography took place after graduation. Numerous national and international exhibitions and awards followed. Exhibitions (selection): San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose; Alliance Francaise, Nairobi; Kunsthalle Krems, Krems; United Photo Industries Gallery, New York; Museum of Natural History, Vienna; United Nations FAO Headquarter, Rom; Houston International Centre for Photography, Houston; Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi; Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast; ‘Voices Off’ Festival, Arles; Joy Wai Gallery, New York.

ANDREW PHELPS is an American photographer who has been living in Europe since 1990. His work is influenced by the cross-cultural lifestyle he now leads, dividing his time between the deserts of Arizona and the Alps of Austria. He works as a curator and board member of the GALERIE FOTOHOF in Salzburg. His personal work is represented by the ROBERT MORAT GALERIE in Hamburg, GALERIE BRUNNHOFER in Linz, GALERIE JO VAN DE LOO in Munich, and he works closely with the Berlin-based agency, ART LOVE AFFAIR. Along with a constant pursuit of new work, Andrew keeps a blog about special-edition photography books called BUFFET. Andrew is a member of the PIECE OF CAKE project.

For questions please contact: AnzenbergerGallery Absberggasse 27 1100 Vienna, Austria.


Tel. 43-1-587 82 51 Fax 43-1-587 90 07