Markus Schaden

Markus Schaden (*1965) ist gelernter Buchhändler und gründete 1995 zusammen mit seinem Bruder Christoph Schaden den auf Fotografie spezialisierten Schaden Verlag und 1998 die Fotobuchhandlung Schaden.com in Köln. Als eine der ersten Buchhandlungen ging Schaden.com 1999 online, publizierte mehr als 100 Fotobücher, nahm an zahlreichen internationalen Messen und Festivals teil und organisierte bis 2011 mehr als 250 Events und Booksignings. 2009 gewann Schaden.com für sein Corporate Design den Red Dot Award. 2004/2005 war Markus Schaden Vize Präsident der DGPh. Als Experte für Fotografie nimmt Markus Schaden als Reviewer an zahlreichen Portfolio Reviews teil und sitzt unter anderem in den Jurys des DummyAwards des Fotobuch Festivals Kassel und des BlurbPhotoBook Awards. Seit 2002 zeichnet sich Markus Schaden gemeinsam mit Agnes Sire (HCB Fondation, Paris) für den Arles Photography Book Prize mitverantwortlich. Seit 2008 verstärkt Markus Schaden seine Aktivitäten auf das Kuratieren fotografischer Projekte wie "The La Brea Matrix" und Ausstellungen zu Ed van der Elskens Fotoroman "Love on the Left Bank" auf der ParisPhoto 2011. Von 2004-2009 war er Mitglied im Editorial Board des FOAM Magazin und 2012 Guest Editor der 2. Ausgabe der Photobook Review, Aperture NY. Seit 2009 lehrte Markus Schaden Seminare an der Kunsthochschule für Medien in Köln, ist derzeit Lehrbeauftragter an der FH Dortmund und Dozent an der LichtblickSchool in Köln. Anfang 2012 stellt Schaden die Handelsgeschäfte ein und konzentriert sich nun auf die Weiterentwicklung des Fotobuchs im Digitalen wie auch im Print-Sektor.

Markus Schaden (*1965) trained as a book dealer; in 1995 he and his brother, Christoph, founded the Schaden Verlag, specializing in photography. In 1998, the brothers opened a photography bookshop, Schaden.com, in Cologne. Schaden.com was one of the first bookstores to go online, in 1999. They published more than one hundred photography books, took part in countless international conventions and fairs, and by 2011 they had organized more than 250 events and book signings. In 2009 Schaden.com won the Red Dot Award for its corporate design. Markus Schaden was Vice President of the DGPh from 2004-05. As an expert in photography, Markus Schaden has reviewed many portfolios and is on several juries, including the jury for the Dummy Award, sponsored by the Fotobuch Festival in Kassel, and for the BlurbPhotoBook Awards. Since 2002 Schaden has headed up the Arles Photography Book Prize, in cooperation with Agnes Sire (HCB Fondation, Paris). Since 2008 Schaden has been increasingly active curating photographic projects, including The La Brea Matrix and shows for Ed van der Elsken’s photo novel, Love on the Left Bank, at ParisPhoto 2011. From 2004-09 he was a member of the editorial board of FOAM Magazine and the 2012 guest editor of the second issue of the Photobook Review, published by Aperture Foundation in New York. Since 2009 Schaden has taught seminars at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne; he is also currently an instructor at the Fachhochschule Dortmund and at the LichtblickSchool in Cologne. In early 2012 Schaden retired from bookselling and is now concentrating on the further development of the photography book in both the digital and print sectors.

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The Location
Photographic Cologne
For years, Cologne has been a German Mecca of photography. It was here that August Sander, Hugo Schmölz, and Chargesheimer worked as did the great pro- moter of photography L. Fritz Gruber. Today Cologne is home to photographers such as Candida Höfer, Boris Becker and Wolfgang Zurborn. The photographic collections of Museum Ludwig and the SK Stiftung Kultur are internationally recognized as are galleries specializing in photography such as Thomas Zander and Priska Pasquer. Cologne’s repu- tation as the capital of photography is, how- ever, based above all on the first and most important photography trade fair in the world: Photokina. Founded in 1950, this trade fair will take place in 2014 parallel to The_PBM expo at the Carlswerk. At the same time,
the photography festival of Internationale Photoszene Köln will begin under new management and with a new concept. The festival will include over 60 exhibitions and events throughout Cologne. One of these is the PhotoBookMuseum expo at the Carlswerk in Cologne-Mülheim.
Expo hall, Carlswerk
This former cable factory and the immediate vicinity are today home to culture, media and entertainment. Venues such as E-Werk and Palladium and the theaters of Schauspiel Köln have helped make this former industrial area, known as Schanzenviertel, one of the liveliest and most diverse parts of right-bank Cologne. The trade fair grounds and the old town are not far away and the Carlswerk can be easily reached by public transportation or car. Visitors require only 15 minutes to travel there from the main station by public trans- portation. Visitors arriving by car will use nearby highway A3.

The_PBM Catalogue Box

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5-lehmitz-inside-open-a 6-lehmitz-inside-open-b 4-lehmitz-inside-b 3-lehmitz-inside-a33 Publications carry the first Edition of The PhotoBookMuseum in a Container-Lookalike-Box. A tribute to all exhibitions .

Elsken. Moriyama, Meiselas, Harvey, Petersen, Drake, Templeton, Chargesheimer, Sieber, Taptik, Shore, Cases, de Middel, Parr/Badger, Jiang Jian….

Here you see the Cafe Lehmitz catalogue.

The Box will be available at The PhotoBookMuseum and published. by Verlag Kettler in August 2014.