This year the Fotomarahton took place on 18. June under the motto “Music is in the Air” -spreading a wide murmur in the room as it was announced. Berlin lives and breathes music, and it was only fair to dedicate one Fotomarathon to something that inspires life and brings so much creativity into the city. Many artists felt a special bond to the city, and this is why the 24 individual themes are song titles of musicians who have lived or worked, or recorded in Berlin. The diversity of the artists was also reflected in the wide variety of the themes.
There were 326 registered participants, who came along with friends and supporters, among these also some analogue photographers, for the first time since 2007. After 12 hours on the run to snap photos that matched the overall motto “Music is in the air”, 302 participants handed in their photos at the end station, including 17 analogue films. The exhibition took place at the Arena Treptow and was visited by hundreds of visitors.
After the summer, we organised a Mini-Fotomarathon on 19. November, to keep enthusiastic Fotomarathon photographers fit and a retrospective exhibition at the Schlesner Printing Company.
2011 was also the year when we got an award: we were officially declared “a good idea” by the competition “Germany, land of ideas”