One of Europe’s biggest exhibition halls for contemporary art and photography can be found at Hamburg, Germany: the Deichtorhallen. They have been built in 1911 and 1913 and are located close to the city center and the Hafencity. One of them is dedicated to contemporary art, the other to photography – both showing changing exhibitions.
When we were there only the photography hall was open and it was my first photography-only exhibition. It was called ‘[SPACE] STREET. LIFE. PHOTOGRAPHY‘ and consisted of a lot of series depicting urban life. It was fun to find out the ideas of the photographers and to identify what was equal in all photos of a series. And I learned how versatile photography can be.
It’s best to get here by public transport but you can also reach this place by car. Next to the Deichtorhallen is a big car park that was pretty empty – even though it is that close to the city center. Parking there costs 2 Euros per hour. Show your parking ticket when buying tickets at the exhibition halls – then you get one hour parking for free.