Not only because this gallery is kind of my neighbour at work, but for its great photo exhibitions, I like to visit this place regularly. WestLicht offers quite a lot: it’s an exhibition hall, a museum for photo cameras, a bookshop. And in the tiny café area you can enjoy a drink while browsing through magazines and books. What I like is the simple yet stylish setting – this is no posh made-up gallery where you feel uncomfortable when you don’t dress smart enough. But a place with a perfectly balanced size for an exhibition: not too small so you get bored quickly, not too big where you’re overwhelmed by too many objects.
The hall is located in a backyard, a loft in an industrial building from the 50′s. Here WestLicht shows exhibitions with very different topics. Award winners of World Press Photo are shown yearly, but you can also see small exhibitions of photographs dealing very special contents like Skateboarding. The work of famous photographers such as Thomas Hoepker or Alexander Rodtschenko are presented as well as newcomers. A nice mixture – so check out their website if the current exhibition is what you are up to. And then pop in!