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On these pages you will find constantly updated information about our exhibition BETWEEN WORLDS.

Of course we will also keep you up to date on Instagram!


You can find our detailed schedule at the end of this page.


Street photography follows many rules and has countless definitions. It is an art form that in its dynamism and diversity is in no way inferior to its popular sisters and brothers in the great museums around the world. Its artistic potential unfolds through the elaboration of ideas, which can develop as mental blueprints or emerge playfully, linking one with the other.


Street photographers often think in terms of opposites and pairs of meanings. This results in a creative momentum that fills the space between hard demarcations. Chance, feeling, and the unconscious are indisputably compliant companions. This space is the place where an idea becomes art. In which the attempt makes the photograph.


Here we move between the worlds.

EXHIBITION & Vernissage

The Galerie INTREAL at the Gertrudenstraße 9 celebrates its opening with a vernissage for the photo exhibition BETWEEN WORLDS of the Streetcollective Hamburg and friends like Bastian Hertel and Siegfried HansenThe event will take place on 12.05.2023 at 18:00 at Gertrudenstraße 9 in Hamburg City. On 13.05.23 there will also be a supporting program with a joint photo walk and lectures by street photographers Sean Tucker, Siegfried Hansen and Maik Kroner.

Sean Tucker: The Meaning in the Making

Sean Tucker will give his lecture "The Meaning in the Making" at the premises at Gertrudenstraße 9 on May 13, 2023, as part of the BETWEEN WORLDS exhibition.


How do you maintain inspiration? How do you deal with your need for attention so you aren't led by the crowd? How do you discover your unique creative voice? How do you deal with roadblocks like creative envy and perfectionism? How do you build more meaning into the things you make?


In his one hour talk Sean unpacks his philosophy for the creative life and gives us ideas about how to stay mentally healthy and motivated as 'makers of things.'


Sean is a photographer, filmmaker and author, but this talk is aimed at all creative people, so whether you're a painter, designer, animator, musician, poet, dancer, actor, chef or just someone who can't help but create, this talk is for you.


The book "The Meaning in the Making" and the German translation "Sinn in der Kreativität finden" are available at bookstores online. Sean also offers an Audiobook recorded by him.

Siegfried Hansen: Seeing, Building & Completing Motifs

Siegfried Hansen is a Hamburg-based photographer who has been working in the field of street photography since 2002. His photographs have won numerous awards, been published and shown in several solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the USA and Asia. Siegfried Hansen has been active as a speaker, juror, curator and author at numerous international photo festivals. He also successfully shares his experience in workshops, one-on-one coachings and presentations at home and abroad. Siegfried Hansen is a Master Class instructor at the Leica Academy Germany.


He will talk about "Seeing, Building and Completing Motifs" on May 13, 2023 at the premises at Gertrudenstraße 9:


As different as people are, as different are the approaches to finding motifs. One finds "his" motif at first sight, the other is content with motifs that others have already captured a million times.


If you want to take good pictures, you first have to recognize a motif. Some people can do this easily, others have to train their eyes.


Walk through the world with open eyes - that is the first requirement. The greater your interest in life, the more you see, the more interesting things you get to know - and recognize - and process photographically.


Siegfried Hansen co-authored the book "Mit offenen Augen - eine Wahrnehmungsschule für die Streetfotografie" together with Pia Parolin.

Photo contest "BETWEEN WORLDS"

Send your best street photo from "between the worlds"!


Three pictures will be awarded, determined by a jury (places 1-3). These will be exhibited at the Galerie INTREAL as part of our exhibition "Between Worlds" for an indefinite period of time! In addition, there are non-cash prizes: a digital subscription to the magazine "Soul of Street" for the winner as well as the photo book "Between Worlds" by Harry Gruyaert for places 1-3.


In addition, the jury will honor places 4-10.


How can you participate?

  • Deadline for entries is March 19, 2023
  • One image per participant will be accepted
  • The file must have your name (e.g. john_doe.jpg) applied
  • Photographs must be "candid"/unposed
  • No double exposures or edits beyond the usual
    • We allow things like cropping, exposure and contrast adjustments, or B&W conversion
    • No colorkeys!
  • The image should measure 1200 pixels on the longest side
  • Keep the file size under 1MB

Sounds good? Then send your picture to

We are looking forward to it!

ThE Jury


On Saturday, May 13, 2023, we will do a photo walk to the exhibition! We start at 11 am at the Landungsbrücken. If you want to join us, please contact David Stöcklin (@d_stoe) via Instagram.


The photo walk to our exhibition is fully booked out – we are not able to accept any new registrations. That's pretty overwhelming, so there's only one thing left to say: Thank you! <3




Friday, May 12, 2023


6 pm


Opening and vernissage of the exhibition BETWEEN WORLDS in the Galerie INTREAL at the Gertrudenstraße 9. You can find us between Mönckebergstraße and Binnenalster at Getrudenstaße 9 in 20095 Hamburg.



Saturday, May 13, 2023


11 am


Photowalk to the exhibition – we start at the Landungsbrücken!

Please contact David Stöcklin (@d_stoe) via Instagram if you want to join.


3 pm


Panel Discussion with Maik Kroner, Britta Kohl-Boas, Julia Tzschüter and Oliver Jockers


5 pm


Artist talk "The Meaning in the Making" by Sean Tucker


7 pm


"Seeing, building and completing motifs" by Siegfried Hansen