DOCKS is a collective of five documentary photographers founded in 2018. Since then, members of the collective have been working both as individual authors and on collective projects. They act upon a shared open-mindedness, honesty and sensitivity. For their long-term documentary projects, they develop individual and contemporary approaches, reflect and question working processes and themes of visual representation.
The works of the members have already been internationally awarded, exhibited and published. In addition to publications in magazines, the collective develops exhibition and presentation concepts for their projects. „The Flood in Western Germany" is the first work photographed by the collective, for which the members gave up their individual authorship. DOCKS believes in collaborative work as a method that allows to suspend and question the classic egocentric perspective of documentary photography.
Arne Piepke (1991),
Aliona Kardash (1990),
Fabian Ritter (1992)
Ingmar Björn Nolting (1995)
Maximilian Mann (1992)
Publications of the members:
TIME Magazine , Washington Post, ZEIT Magazine, Le Monde, GEO, ZEIT, Stern, Der Spiegel, NZZ, The Guardian, …
World Press Photo Award, World Report Award, Felix Schoeller Award, grants from Getty Images, VG Bildkunst, Stiftung Kunstfonds, …
DOCKS Newspaper #1, DOCKS Newspaper #2.
Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Sprengelmuseum Hannover, GAF Hannover, Visa pour l'image Perpignan, Willy-Brandt-Haus Berlin, Benaki Museum Athens, interventions in public space in public space in Arles, Dortmund, Hagen, Hamm, ...