New "Forum Naturfotografie"
From mid of June 2013 the new "Forum Naturfotografie" is available. Click here for more information.
New GDT board
The new board of management for the next three years was elected last weekend during the annual meeting of members. After four years in office Martin Eisenhawer is succeeded by Michael Lohmann as the Society's new president. Ariane Müller, who has been a member of the board for several years, is now the new vice president. Eberhard Giese also remained with the GDT board to continue his work. New members of the board are Stephan Fürnrohr (second vice president), Marion Vollborn (treasurer) and Paul Kornacker (member of the board). Sebastian Sczepanski is leaving the board as well as Sandra Bartocha, who exceptionally committed herself to the GDT these past six years. She will, however, continue to be available for individual projects within the GDT.
The GDT would like to thank Martin Eisenhawer, Sebastian Sczepanski and Sandra Bartocha for their commitment, and express their best wishes for the work of the new board.
GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013
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Extended deadline for the competition "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013" and the international "Fritz Pölking Prize"!
Dear wildlife photographers,
closing date for the competition "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013" and the international "Fritz Pölking Prize"/"Fritz Pölking Junior Prize" is Easter Monday, 1st April 2013. Now all participants have the possibility to finish their entries over the Easter days and at the following weekend.
New closing date is :
Monday, April 8 2013
Online: upload till 24.00
GDT exhibitions to be showcased in German railway stations
In the past years the exhibitions "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year" were put on display in a range of large train stations throughout Germany with great success. Encouraged by this success and the positive feedback from many travellers, Deutsche Bahn AG and their local retail partners at the stations have again decided to show the images of the latest competition in the following locations:
• 11 - 21 March ERFURT
• 03 - 12 April BERLIN Ostbahnhof
• 30 April - 11 May DRESDEN-Neustadt
• 15 – 31 May KASSEL main station
• 11 - 23 June KÖLN main station
• 01 - 10 July MANNHEIM
• 13 - 25 August KARLSRUHE
• 21 - 31 October FRANKFURT main station
• 04 - 13 November DÜSSELDORF main station
„GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013“ and „Fritz Pölking Prize 2013“
The contests „GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 “ as well as the „Fritz Pölking Prize 2013 “ are open for entries now. We wish all participants the best of luck!
The GDT at the photokina 2012
The GDT is again represented at this year's Photokina. You will find our stall and the current exhibition "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011" in the section “Meet the Communities” in hall 5.1. Additionally, there will be a presentation by GDT photographers every day on the "communities stage" in Hall 5.1. Please find the lecturers’ programme here .
GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2012
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Our new online shop for GDT-merchandise:
GDT Spreadshirt Shop
Change at the GDT board of management
Thomas Block, who was a member of the GDT board of management for five years as a treasurer, has resigned from his office for professional reasons. His responsibilities will now be fulfilled by Eberhard Giese, who has been a member of the board for several years. He was accepted as treasurer last weekend at the general meeting of members of the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT). Sebastian Sczepanski from Berlin has been newly elected as a member of the board. The GDT would like to thank Thomas Block for his commitment over the years and wish Sebastian Sczepanski a good start for his work with the board.
Sebastian Sczepanski, born in 1981 and raised in the middle of the industrial Ruhr area, has been enthusiastic about nature in landscapes shaped by human beings from an early age. Already as a young boy he engaged in the work of NABU (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union), where, at the age of eleven, he first came across wildlife photography. After finishing his professional training as a photographer he has moved to Berlin. He is a full member of GDT since 2009.
Photo Exhibition "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year" again in Germany's rail stations
Once again this year the current exhibition “GDT EWPY 2011” will be presented in selected German rail stations.
- Erfurt Hbf. 05.03. – 16.03.2012
- Berlin Friedrichstraße 21.04. – 29.04.2012
- Regensburg 01.05. – 10.05.2012
- Mannheim 01.07. – 11.07.2012
- Munich 02.08. – 10.08.2012
- Mainz Hbf. 13.08. – 24.08.2012
- Halle Hbf. 21.09. – 30.09.2012
- Frankfurt Hbf. 18.10. – 28.10.2012
New exhibition management for Europe
In addition to TOURMALIN, who cover the German-speaking areas, we now also work with the Spanish company CRESCENT for our Europe-wide exhibition management commencing in 2012. The presentation of the EWPY 2011 in Spain forms the prelude to this cooperation. The local organizers will have the choice of presenting the exhibition in either classic mounts or so -called duratrans light boxes. So far exhibitions have been arranged in San Sebastian, La Coruna, Oviedo and Vitoria with more venues to follow. There are also plans to expand to other European countries such as France and Italy. The exhibition will be accompanied by a hardback catalogue in the corresponding local language.
The Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT) hands over donations from CANON poster campaign at the GDT International Nature Photography Festival to the Committee Against Bird Slaughter
The Committee Against Bird Slaughter is a non-profit organisation for nature conservation accredited by the Federal Ministry for the Environment and in this role is involved in law-making procedures on a national level. The committee's major commitment is against illegal hunting and bird-catching in Europe as well as their campaign against international wild bird trade. In their work the organisation focuses on Italy, Malta, Cypress, France and Germany - countries along the birds' habitual migration routes.
The organisation is entirely run on donations. We are therefore very pleased to be able to support the immensely important work of the "Committee Against Bird Slaughter" with this donation.
Find more information about the committee at:
Catalogue to the contest 2011
On over 140 pages this catalogue presents the awarded pictures of 70 photographers from 22 European countries (in german language) as well as the portfolios of the winners of the "Fritz Pölking Award" and the "Fritz Pölking Junior Award". More...
Exhibition opening of the "European Wildlife Photographer 2009" in the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
Until the end of September the exhibition will be presented in 53179 Bonn, Konstantinstr. 11. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The exhibition will be opened by our patroness Prof. Dr. Beate Jessel in a public vernissage at July 20th, 5 p.m.
Exhibition "Best of GDT" touring Russia
In a grand opening Russia's to date largest wildlife photography exhibition was launched on 10 March 2011 in Moscow. Our "European Wildlife Photographer of the Year" is part of it. A "Best of GDT" showing presents a selection of 60 winning images from past years. The exhibition will be showcased in 12 cities around Russia. On account of its tremendous success, it is on display in Moscow already for a second time.
Scheduled tour dates include:
25 May to 16 July - Tyumen
03 June to 19 June - Lipetsk
25 August to 15 October - Kurgan
21 October to 07 December - Chelyabinsk
21 December to 01 February 2012 - Ekaterinburg
15 February to 15 March - Irkutsk
01 April to 01 May - Yaroslavl and at the same time 01 April to 01 May - Novosibirsk