02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII

02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII

DokuPhoto, the photography program of DokuFest, will be marked with a series of various events, including a master class and story presentation by renowned photographer Julian Mahrlein, as well as unique workshops for children and adults, all curated around our theme of ‘Reflection’ this year.

Julian Mährlein x DOKUPHOTO

Julian Mährlein will visit the festival and capture the faces and voices of inner-festival youth. The resulting portraits will be shown at Kino Lumi by the end of the festival, offering a unique and profound photographic reflection of a generation so often misrepresented and which faces a world in profound flux.

Always looking for new ways to represent current social and political issues, Julian’s work navigates between social documentary and portraiture. Julian grew up in Germany and completed his studies in London, receiving his BA in Photography from the London College of Communication and his MA in Art & Politics from Goldsmiths. His images have been shown in the British Journal of Photography, Dazed Digital, AnOther Magazine and on the BBC as well as many other places. Mährlein’s will also hold a master-class on new ways to represent current social and political issues through photography. The programme is coordinated by our own photographer Jetmir Idrizi.



Guided by artist Blerta Hocia, professional photographers will use the archive of the DokuFest to create a fanzine that will be distributed to the festival visitors. DokuFest is known for dedicating its past editions to highlighting pressing issues related to current political and social issues of our country and the world we live in. The participants will go through the festival’s  past themes and pictures, reflecting on their relevance to this day and offering a new narrative of hope for the future.



In this lab organized for DokuKids, our little ones will learn how to build a darkroom, as well as the conditions and materials for developing analogue photography. The first part of the workshop will focus on collecting objects around the city which will be photographed and developed in the darkroom.  The result will be an outdoor exhibition installed by children, staying open throughout the festival. The workshop will be lead by artist Blerta Hocia.