Tobias Kruse

Mika Sperling

Karla Hiraldo Voleau

recommended is a fellowship by Olympus, Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and Fotografie Forum Frankfurt for new talent in artistic photography. 

Teaser Video

Get some insights into the Fellowship 19/20 and two years of conceptualizing, planning and photographing!


Exhibition at House of Photography/ Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Hamburg health authority has banned any public or non-public events until 30th April. All art museums remain closed. For this reason, the opening of the exhibition in the House of Photography/Deichtorhallen Hamburg is postponed until further notice. 


Video of Karla Hiraldo Voleau

Right at the beginning of this years recommended Olympus Fellowship, fellow Karla Hiraldo Voleau travelled to Japan to meet with young people of her age, asking them about contemporary love and dating, how cultural traditions still restrict them while Japan deconstructs gender roles year by year and how that again affects modern relationships.

Karla Hiraldo Voleau is being coached by Kim Knoppers, curator at the Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.


Video of Tobias Kruse

For his photographic project Tobias Kruse reflects his unsafe childhood and youth in East-Germany in the 90ies, that was dominated by violence, anger and hatred. He confronts himself with his memories and investigates parallelisms in the social atmosphere between past and present.

Tobias Kruse is being coached by Ingo Taubhorn, curator at the House of Photography / Deichtorhallen Hamburg.


Video of Mika Sperling

In her artistic project Mika Sperling analyses her relationship to her mother-in-law and the societies one-sided view, generally more negatively connotated, on this bond. After recently becoming a mother herself, Mika Sperling dedicates the project to her husband’s mothers perspectives, her dreams, wishes and fears.

Mika Sperling is being coached by Celina Lunsford, curator at the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt.