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We cordially invite you to the exhibitions and upcoming vernissages of the PORTRAITS – Hellerau Photography Awards 2023! Our now traditional exhibition venue is the rooms of the Dresden Technical Collections, which also house the extensive collection of the former municipal Museum for Photography. Here we present the finalist exhibition, featuring 32 artists from 16 countries. It is surrounded by satellite exhibitions and the residency award exhibitions at HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts.

Joel Bolonick · Therese Debono · Sibylle Feucht · Aaron Ricketts · Sitara Thalia Ambrosio · Hermann Bredehorst · Annette LeMay Burke · Kasper Christiansen · Massimiliano Corteselli · Amilton Neves Cuna · Corina Gertz ·Milan Gies · Eva Gjaltema · Andrea Graziosi · Geraldine Haas · Shinichi Ichikawa · Nancy Ludwig · Susanne Middelberg · Katya Mukha · Michaela Nagyidaiová · Arseniy Neskhodimov · Nicola Petrara · Toni Petraschk · Lisa Pram · Ann Prochilo · Emma Sarpaniemi · Ursula Sokolowska · Cecilia Sordi Campos · Ivonne Thein · Amy Touchette · Sebastian Wells & Vsevolod Kazarin · Guanyu Xu


Every year, catalogues with the works of all finalists are published by the Kunstagentur Dresden. Shipping is free worldwide.

Ute Behrend
Martin Mulik

Who we are

The PORTRAITS – Hellerau Photography Award was created in 2015. Our output so far: thirty exhibitions, stunning photo series by over three hundred international artists and thousands of enthusiastic visitors.

Martin Mulik

International Competition for Portrait Photography

»Surface«, »Counterparts«, »Togetherness«, »Change«, »Presence«, »Uncovered« and »Dignity«: these were the major thematic exhibitions that HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts organized together with Kunstagentur Dresden in recent years.