Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation

Young talents

The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation aims to give young artists the opportunity to present their work to a wide audience and to provide ongoing support. The funding offered by the Foundation includes awards, scholarships and exhibitions. The Foundation actively partners with various cultural institutions to honour its commitment to developing and promoting contemporary photography. Selected programmes are listed below.

C/O Talents

Since the 2006 inception of C/O Talents by C/O Berlin, the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation has supported the internationally renowned competition that brings together young artists and art critics in an exhibition series. Every year, four pairs – one artist and one critic – are selected by a jury. Through a solo exhibition and a dedicated publication, each pair are provided with an opportunity to have their work on display and discussed by the public. In addition to the four exhibitions in Berlin, special exhibitions of the Talents are held regularly at Deutsche Börse’s headquarters The Cube in Eschborn.


HfG Fotoförderpreis

In cooperation with the Offenbach University of Art and Design (HfG), the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation presents an annual award to an exceptionally talented student of photography. The €2,500 prize for works created by a student during the course of his or her studies is awarded as part of the traditional three-day “HfG Rundgang”, during which the university opens its doors to visitors. One of the works from the accompanying exhibition is selected by a jury whose members are: photographer Barbara Klemm, University Director Bernd Kracke and the Photography Foundation’s Managing Director, Anne-Marie Beckmann. Via this cooperation, the Foundation contributes to the development of photography in the Rhine Main region.

Previous winners:

2016 Robert Schittko; Hosam Katan (Special Prize)
2015 Malte Sänger and Rudi Weissbeck
2014 Max Eulitz
2013 Stefan Stark and Pujan Shakupa
2012 Lilly Lulay and Karolin Back
2011 Florian Albrecht-Schoeck
2010 Oliver Dignal

Frankfurter Künstlerhilfe

© Florian Albrecht-Schoeck

The Frankfurter Verein für Künstlerhilfe e.V. has been supporting young artists in the Rhine Main region for more than 25 years. The association grants one-year scholarships to talented artists after completion of their studies, an important transitional phase in their career. The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation helps fund the scholarships. In addition, the Art Collection’s curator is a member of the board of trustees responsible for nominating and selecting the artists to be funded. The Foundation also provides continued support to young photographers who were granted the scholarships, for example by presenting their works to the public in special exhibitions at the company’s headquarters The Cube in Eschborn.