photographic studies

Photographic Studies

Platform for photographic works at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts


Archives are storages, which carry the responsibility of universal knowledge, but if you look closer they are so much more. They are the basis of the recapturement and redefinement of communities, which require former knowledge to change. Universities and their communities are constantly changing, as different personalities create, research, and work together. So what could be more interesting than an archive of one of these universities.

The photography degree courses of the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts provide now their archive in the format of a website, called photographic studies. The repository presents, documents, works and projects by students and graduates of the BA and MA degree programs at the Department of Design. These include works from photographic diploma, master, and bachelor theses, as well as student projects from photography degree seminars or freelance work.

Exposure is of paramount importance for creative work. Therefore, photographic studies has the task of providing young photographic talents with a platform that focuses information not only about their works but also enables a connection with their authors. The site is an intermediary between students, agencies and editorial departments as well as a good point of first contact for prospective students as it gives a comprehensive insight into the photographic spectrum of the BA and MA degree programs at the Department of Design.

“We would like to give the students a permanent space to present their work,” says Prof. Susanne Brügger, initiator of the website and lecturer at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts. “At the same time, the site also explicitly sees itself as an interface to the market and research on photographic matters and social issues.”

Interested students of the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts can upload their work on the website at any time.

Photographic Studies

Contact: Fachhochschule Dortmund, Faculty of Design
Direction: Prof. Susanne Bruegger
Realization and programming: Hamon Nasiri Honarvar


You can also contact the team behind photographic studies for advice or more information here or check out their Instagram Account here.

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