Beyond III – [post]colonial Present

Beyond III aims to open a discourse on colonial structures in photography, the power of images in our time and the conditions of image production in a globalised world.

For the third issue, the initiative invited ten young photographers from Africa and Western Europe to present their work and exchange their ideas in a magazine, an exhibition and an international artist exchange with dialogue forum.

The print magazine Beyond III was published in May 2020. It served as theoretical basis on the topic and offered a starting point for further discussions. In addition to the artistic work of the participants, the magazine published two texts by Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Congolese writer) and Mark Sealy (British curator and cultural historian).
The third edition of the magazine uses the language of art to open a space in which photographers from different regions of the world meet, exchange ideas, learn from one another and create new images beyond clichéd and stereotypical perspectives.

The project was conceived and realized by Juliane Herrmann (initiator of Beyond and freelance photographer, Cologne) and Marie Köhler (photographer and media artist, Cologne) in cooperation with the Internationale Photoszene Köln, Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum – Cultures of the World and AfricologneFESTIVAL. The magazine was funded by Stiftung Kultur of VG Bild-Kunst.

Participating artists

Alexis Chivir-ter Tsegba, Nigeria
Federico Clavarino, England and Italy
Holger Jenss, Germany
Ilvy Njiokiktjien, The Netherlands
Manyatsa Monyamane, South Africa
Malte Wandel, Germany
Nora Hase, Germany
Oliver Leu, Belgium and Germany
Paul Shemisi, DR Congo
Puleng Mongale, South Africa

Information on the printing

Newspaper style
Size: 255mm x 350mm
48 pages
Full colour offset printing
Edition of 5000 copies  


The magazine itself is free

+ € 6,90 for shipping

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