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International Nature Photography Festival of the GDT 2014

More information here.

Forum Naturfotografie





From June 2014 the new "Forum Naturfotografie" is available. Click here for more information.

GDT at photokina



It´s photokina time - 16 September to 21 September. We will be in on it again this year, showcasing our current exhibition GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013. Visit us in hall 9.1 stall C041 at the "meet the communities" area. There will be lectures from 12 to 12:30 every day except Sunday by GDT members and our regional groups on the community stage. In the course of the next newsletters we will give you a short overview of the lectures.

16 September, 12:00, GDT regional group Emsland Münsterland, Lower Rhine
"The playing fields of nature photography - From documentation to abstraction"

17 September, 12:00, GDT regional group Berlin/Brandenburg
"A photographic journey through Berlin and Brandenburg"

18 September, 12:00, Stephan Fürnrohr, GDT
"Geometry of ice"

19 September, 12:00, GDT regional group Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
"Eagles, cranes & more - A journey through Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania"

20 September, 12:00, Karsten Mosebach, GDT
"The good lies so near - (Nature) photography on our doorstep"

GDT Gallery at Photo+Adventure 2014



The in Austria well-established fair Photo+Adventure will also take place in Germany for the first time. From June 13th to 14th it offers three exciting topics in one unique event: photography, travel and the outdoors. The venue will be the amazing setting of Duisburg-Nord landscape garden, a recreational area created around a former iron and steel works as the region´s industrial legacy. Photo+Adventure will have a lot to offer for nature photographers. E.g. Hans-Peter Schaub will run a workshop on the topic of nature photography in this industrial set-up, Dutch photographer Jasper Doest will give several lectures, and there will also be reportages presented live on stage on topics such as the rainforest (D.Schonlau) or the underwater world (D.Hettich) luring the audience to the unique atmosphere in the old blower house (Gebläsehalle).
We will also be there with the GDT Gallery. Overlooking events in the power plant (Kraftzentrale), our stall is located on the gallery, where visitors will find the exhibition GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 as well as a chill out zone to relax and enjoy digital presentations.
http://photoadventure.eu


Exhibition "GNY 2014" at the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation in Bonn, Germany

The exhibition to this competition will be shown until the end of September at the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) in Bonn, Germany. It was opened on 14 May by the President of the Federal Agency Prof. Dr. Beate Jessel.

Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, library
Konstantinstraße 110, 53179 Bonn-Rüngsdorf
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


As always, a selection of the winning images will also be presented at the GDT International Nature Photography Festival 24 - 26 October.

GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2014

Paul Kornacker - Germany


ArtDunes

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Exhibition of the European competition "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year" in selected railway stations around the country

Due to the great response of it had last year, the current exhibition of the European competition GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year will in 2014 again be shown in selected railway stations around the country. This exhibition series started March 3 in Karlsruhe.

March 3 - 16: KARLSRUHE Central Station

March 19 - April 3: BERLIN Ostbahnhof

April 27 - May 11: KASSEL Central Station

May 23 - June 5: FRANKFURT Central Station

July 22 - August 3: COLOGNE Central Station

September 12 - September 26: HALLE Central Station

November 3 – November 12: DÜSSELDORF Central Station

New "Forum Naturfotografie"

From March 2014 the new "Forum Naturfotografie" is available. Click here for more information.

GDT International Nature Photography Festival 2014

You can find the festival programme at this place from beginning of May.
The ticket sale will start from mid of June.

Attention please – Prolongation for submissions for the contests GDT EWPY 2014 and FPP 2014

The new closing date for the contest “GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 ” is Monday, March 3rd 2014.

The new closing date for the contest “Fritz Pölking Prize 2014 ” is Tuesday, April 1st 2014.

“GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014” and “Fritz Pölking Prize 2014”

From today (January 15th 2014) you have got the possibility of an online-participation for the contests “GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014” and “Fritz Pölking Prize 2014”.

To the contest “GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014”
To the contest “Fritz Pölking Prize 2014”

Exhibition "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013" in the museum "Mensch und Natur" in Munich

Photo: Thomas Degen

The exhibition "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013" will be shown as a special exhibition in the museum "Mensch und Natur" in Munich until 2nd of March 2014. Opening hours and additional information at www.musmn.de .

GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

Alex Mustard - Great Britain
Alex Mustard - Great Britain
"Night Moves"

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Winner of the Fritz Pölking Prize 2013

Pål Hermansen - Norway
Pål Hermansen - Norway
"Car Cemetery - A Wildlife Reserve"

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Winner of the Fritz Pölking Junior Prize 2013

Hermann Hirsch (GDT) - Germany
Hermann Hirsch (GDT) - Germany
"The wilderness of the Ruhr region"

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International Nature Photography Festival of the GDT 2013

25. bis 27. Oktober 2013

Saturday lecture programme sold out. Buffet sold out.

More information here .

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

Hermann Hirsch
Hermann Hirsch
"Abendidylle"

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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
Offline: arriving!

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

Klaus Tamm
Klaus Tamm
"Krötenwanderung"

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GDT Merchandise

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.

Tour plan:

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:
www.komitee.de
www.presseportal.de/pm/7154/komitee-gegen-den-vogelmord-e-v

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