Julia Schiller

Julia Schiller, geboren in Landshut, studierte Mediadesign, Fotografie und Kommunikationsmanagement und begann ihre Laufbahn als Art Director in München, gefolgt von Athen, wo sie für ein paar Jahre lebte und als Kreativdirektorin in der Werbung arbeitete. Seit 2006 ist sie in Berlin beheimatet, wo sie zusammen mit Oliver Schneider das Online-Magazin »Actual Colors May Vary {ACMV}« ins Leben rief. Mit ACMV stellten sie neue Talente in der Fotografie vor, organisierten und kuratierten Ausstellungen & Veranstaltungen in Berlin, und nahmen an internationalen Fotofestivals teil. Motiviert von stets wachsender Leidenschaft für künstlerische Fotografie gründete sie »PiB — Photography in Berlin« im Frühling 2015. PiB ist eine zweisprachige (de/en) Plattform für künstlerische & dokumentarische Fotografie, und widmet sich der Vorstellung ausgewählter Höhepunkte aus Berlins lebendiger Fotografie-Szene – auf PiBs Website, im wöchentlichen E-Newsletter, und im zweimonatlich erscheinenden gedruckten PiB Guide, welcher mittlerweile auch internationale Abonnenten anzieht. Mit »ele studio« designen Julia und Oliver für Print & Web und realisieren Websites im kulturellen & sozialen Bereich. Julia ist Mitglied bei SALOON BERLIN, dem Netzwerk für Frauen der Berliner Kunstszene. PiB: http://www.fotografie-in.berlin/ ACMV: http://www.actualcolorsmayvary.com/ ele studio: http://www.ele-studio.de/ Saloon: https://www.saloon-berlin.de/

Julia Schiller, born in Landshut, studied media design, photography and communication management and began working as an art director in Munich, followed by Athens where she lived for a couple of years, working as a creative director in advertising. Since 2006 she is based in Berlin, where she founded the online magazine »Actual Colors May Vary {ACMV}« together with Oliver Schneider. With ACMV they featured emerging talents, organised and curated photography exhibitions & events in Berlin, and took part in international photography festivals. Motivated by an ever-growing interest in fine art photography she founded »PiB — Photography in Berlin« in spring 2015. PiB is a bilingual (en/de) platform for fine art & documentary photography in Berlin, dedicated to presenting highlights from this city's vibrant photography scene – on its website, in a weekly e-newsletter, and in the bi-monthly published PiB Guide, which attracts international subscribers. As »ele studio«, Julia and Oliver design printed matter and develop websites for the cultural & social sector. Julia is a member of SALOON BERLIN, the network for women of Berlin's art scene. PiB: http://www.photography-in.berlin/ ACMV: http://www.actualcolorsmayvary.com/ ele studio: http://www.ele-studio.de/ Saloon: https://www.saloon-berlin.de/

An introduction to »PiB – Photography in Berlin«

PiB – Photography in Berlin

Hi, nice to meet you! My name is Julia, and i’m excited to be this month’s guest blogger for Hatje Cantz.

To begin with, i’d like to introduce my current project to you, »PiB – Photography in Berlin«, a bilingual (en/de) platform solely dedicated to fine art & documentary photography in Berlin.

With an art scene such versatile and vibrant as in Berlin, i was suprised to find out a couple of years ago that none of the existing art platforms put an emphasis on photography – so i decided to change that. Since its launch in spring 2015, PiB publishes a bi-monthly print guide, the PiB Guide, which presents a selection of photography exhibitions & events you shouldn’t miss in Berlin. Additionally, PiB’s Website and E-Newsletter keep you informed about new highlights on a daily/weekly basis.
Feel free to also follow PiB on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

Just in case you were wondering why I don’t give credits to my team, there’s a simple reason: I’m doing everything myself. It’s not easy (at all), and so I’m grateful for all the support you might want to give me… (for example by sharing this platform with your friends, or by ordering an annual subscription of the PiB Guide?) ; )
I’m also open to media partnerships & collaborations, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have something in mind.

The current PiB Guide Nº16 Jan/Feb 2018 comprises 52 pages and is available in many galleries & photography institutions throughout Berlin, as well as by mail order. An annual subscription (or a gift subscription for a friend) with international shipping are also offered on PiB’s website.

Featured on the cover of this issue is Evelyn Hofer‘s solo show »Cities, Interiors, Still Lifes. Photographs 1962 – 1997« at Galerie Springer Berlin (Charlottenburg), on view until February 3, 2018.

PiB Guide Nº16 Jan/Feb 2018 Booklet, A6 format, 52 pages On the cover: Galerie Springer Berlin | Evelyn Hofer »Cities, Interiors, Still Lifes«

PiB Guide Nº16 Jan/Feb 2018
Booklet, A6 format, 52 pages
On the cover: Galerie Springer Berlin | Evelyn Hofer »Cities, Interiors, Still Lifes«

The PiB Guide is deliberately published in a small format – currently as an A6 booklet – so it can function as a pocket guide & always accompany you around the city. It also includes a little map and public transportation details for each venue, so you can easily find your way around (even without a smartphone, imagine!)…

Being invited to contribute to this blog also gave me the impulse to finally launch a series of interviews i’ve had in mind for a while now, which will take a look behind the scenes and introduce protagonists & artists from Berlin’s photography scene on a more personal level.
I’m looking forward to publishing the first feature in the interview series »7 questions for…« shortly here on the Hatje Cantz fotoblog!

 

Previous PiB Guides:

PiB Guide Nº15 Nov/Dez 2017 Booklet, A6 format, 72 pages On the cover: Galerie Hilaneh von Kories | Sabine Weiss »Un regard personnel«

PiB Guide Nº15 Nov/Dec 2017
Booklet, A6 format, 72 pages
On the cover: Galerie Hilaneh von Kories | Sabine Weiss »Un regard personnel«

 

PiB Guide Nº14 Sep/Oct 2017 Booklet, A6 format, 64 pages On the cover: aff Galerie | »Labsal und Bürde« (cover image © Fred Hüning)

PiB Guide Nº14 Sep/Oct 2017
Booklet, A6 format, 64 pages
On the cover: aff Galerie | »Labsal und Bürde« (cover image © Fred Hüning)

 

PiB Guide Nº13  Special Edition June – August 2017 Magazine, A4 format, 56 pages

PiB Guide Nº13
Special Edition June – August 2017
Magazine, A4 format, 56 pages

 

PiB Guide Nº12 March/Apr 2017 Leporello, A6 format, 12 pages On the cover: Collection Regard | Christian Schulz »Photographs. West-Berlin 1981-1989«

PiB Guide Nº12 March/Apr 2017
Leporello, A6 format, 12 pages
On the cover: Collection Regard | Christian Schulz »Photographs. West-Berlin 1981-1989«

 

PiB Guide Nº11 Jan/Feb 2017 Leporello, A6 format, 12 pages On the cover: Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Andrej Zdravič »Ocean Cantos«

PiB Guide Nº11 Jan/Feb 2017
Leporello, A6 format, 12 pages
On the cover: Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Andrej Zdravič »Ocean Cantos«

 

PiB Guide Nº10 Nov/Dec 2016 Leporello, A6 format, 12 pages On the cover: Robert Morat Galerie | Sjoerd Knibbeler »Digging up Clouds«

PiB Guide Nº10 Nov/Dec 2016
Leporello, A6 format, 12 pages
On the cover: Robert Morat Galerie | Sjoerd Knibbeler »Digging up Clouds«

 

PiB Guide Nº9 Sep/Oct 2016 Leporello, A6 format, 14 pages On the cover: Kehrer Galerie | Daniel Tchetchik »Sunburn«

PiB Guide Nº9 Sep/Oct 2016
Leporello, A6 format, 14 pages
On the cover: Kehrer Galerie | Daniel Tchetchik »Sunburn«

 

PiB Guide Nº8 July/Aug 2016 Leporello, A6 format, 12 pages On the cover: Kunstquartier Bethanien | »SHIFTING FOCUS« (cover image © Federica Landi)

PiB Guide Nº8 July/Aug 2016
Leporello, A6 format, 12 pages
On the cover: Kunstquartier Bethanien | »SHIFTING FOCUS« (cover image © Federica Landi)

 

PiB Guide Nº7 May/June 2016 Leporello, A6 format, 12 pages On the cover: exp12 | »Scintillations« – Nadja Bournonville, Alexander Gehring, Sara Wallgren (cover image © Nadja Bournonville)

PiB Guide Nº7 May/June 2016
Leporello, A6 format, 12 pages
On the cover: exp12 | »Scintillations« – Nadja Bournonville, Alexander Gehring, Sara Wallgren (cover image © Nadja Bournonville)

 

PiB Guide Nº6 March/Apr 2016 Leporello, A6 format, 12 pages On the cover: Berlin Foto Kiez | Michael Ackerman Workshop

PiB Guide Nº6 March/Apr 2016
Leporello, A6 format, 12 pages
On the cover: Berlin Foto Kiez | Michael Ackerman Workshop

 

PiB Guide Nº5 Jan/Feb 2016 Leporello, A6 format, 10 pages On the cover: FENSTER61 | Diane Vincent – OBEN

PiB Guide Nº5 Jan/Feb 2016
Leporello, A6 format, 10 pages
On the cover: FENSTER61 | Diane Vincent – OBEN

 

PiB Guide Nº4 Nov/Dec 2015 Leporello, A6 format, 10 pages On the cover: Bildband Berlin | René Groebli – Early Work

PiB Guide Nº4 Nov/Dec 2015
Leporello, A6 format, 10 pages
On the cover: Bildband Berlin | René Groebli – Early Work

 

PiB Guide Nº3 Sep/Oct 2015 Leporello, A6 format, 8 pages On the cover: FENSTER61 | Holger Biermann »Aus der Kurve«

PiB Guide Nº3 Sep/Oct 2015
Leporello, A6 format, 8 pages
On the cover: FENSTER61 | Holger Biermann »Aus der Kurve«

 

PiB Guide Nº2 July/Aug 2015 Leporello, A6 format, 8 pages

PiB Guide Nº2 July/Aug 2015
Leporello, A6 format, 8 pages

 

PiB Guide Nº1 May/June 2015 Leporello, A6 format, 8 pages

PiB Guide Nº1 May/June 2015
Leporello, A6 format, 8 pages