Jessica Backhaus - Robert Morat

3-7 October 2022

About the workshop

Artist and Gallery: A creative partnership! This workshop will give you insight into a long term, successful relationship between an artist and her gallery. Jessica Backhaus, one of the most important voices in contemporary photography today, will talk about her work and her inspirations and guide you through the process of creating new work. Robert Morat of Robert Morat Gallery in Berlin has been representing Jessica Backhaus for almost 15 years. He will share his experiences in the international art market and answer any question you could possibly have: How to approach a gallery, how to prepare a portfolio, what to expect and which mistakes to avoid. Together they will discuss with you the process of editing, sequencing, image selection and presentation first hand, working with your material and the images you create during the workshop.


3-7 October 2022



Submission's deadline

3 September 2022

Normal price

1.100 euro

Early bird price

1.000 euro until 03-08-2022




A 50% deposit by bank transfer is required once you have been accepted in the workshop, (you will be notified by email) and the remaining 50% until 10-9-2022

All official regulations regarding the COVID-19 situation
will be taken into account.

Jessica Backhaus - Robert Morat

Jessica Backhaus was born in Cuxhaven, Germany in 1970 and grew up in an artistic family. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Paris, where she later studied from 1989-1992 Photography and Visual Communications. Here she met Gisèle Freund in 1992, who became her mentor. In 1995 her passion for photography drew her to New York, where she assisted photographers, pursued her own projects and lived until 2009. Jessica Backhaus is regarded as one of the most distinguished voices in contemporary photography in Germany today. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions and her photographs are in many prominent art collections. She is represented by numerus galleries in Germany, Italy, Portugal and the United States. To date, she has nine publications to her name; Cut Outs, Far away, A trilogy, Six degrees of freedom, Once, still and forever etc. All books are published by Kehrer Verlag, except Far away but close that was published by Another Place Press. Since 2009 Jessica Backhaus lives and works again in Berlin. In 2012 FOAM Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam produced a short documentary Wonder Jessica Backhaus, by Willem Aerts. Robert Morat, born 1971 in Freiburg in Br. 1991-1996 studies German Literature, Journalism and Art History at the Hamburg University. 1997 – 2004 works in publishing as an editor for different magazines, newspapers and TV stations in Hamburg, Munich and New York. 2004 opens the Robert Morat Gallery in Hamburg, focussing on new positions in contemporary photography. 2007 first art fair participation at Photo Miami. After that, the gallery becomes a regular exhibitor at international art fairs such as Paris Photo, Unseen Amsterdam, Photo London and the New York Photography Show. 2009 becomes a member in AIPAD, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers in New York. 2010 – 2015 serves as a director on the board of AIPAD, New York. 2010 opens a project space in Berlin. 2015 the gallery moves to Berlin and closes it’s Hamburg space. 2018 appointment to the DGPh, the German Photographic Society


In order to apply for a placement in the workshop, please send us a zip file with:
1) a short cv,  2) up to 10 images (jpg format, maximum size 1024p, 72dpi) and  3) a statement.

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Special features included in the price!

  • We encourage participants to arrive one day prior to the workshop beginning as we are offering a welcome dinner with local delicious food and wine from our organic garden. It’s a perfect occasion to meet all and enjoy dinner during sunset time at our veranda.

  • Breakfast and drinks are served during all days of the workshop.

  • You are welcomed to pick up any veggies or fruit from our organic garden.

  • A wonderful dinner is offered on the last day as a farewell to all the participants of the workshop.

Accommodation and practical information

  • We will be delighted to accommodate you at our Residence, please visit our website:

  • As our Residence cannot accommodate all participants, we encourage you to make your booking on time. A list of recommended hotels and rent rooms for different budgets located close to the workshop will be provided too.

  • Information for places to eat and drink within the village area will be given as well as local buses time tables, taxis, rent a car or scooter services, transportation from and to airport and harbor of Santorini, etc. We are here to make to provide you with all the necessary tips and facilities so please don’t hesitate to contact us for further requests.

Terms and conditions

  • There is a limited number of spaces on the workshop, the places will be sold on a first come basis.
  • We reserve the right to cancel this event when we do not reach the minimum number of participants. In the unlikely event of cancellation, participants will be given at least 1-week advance notice and a full refund.
  • If you decide to cancel for any reason, and notify us at least 40 days before the starting day of the workshop, we will reimburse all fees. After that time frame, you will lose your deposit.
  • The workshop fee does not include transport, accommodation or ground expenses.
  • Every participant has to bring it’s own equipment (camera and laptop).

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