About us

Bildband is an independent bookshop specialised in photography books located in the heart of Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. Since 2015 our team of 4 are proud to offer a space for photographers, publishers, designers and of course photography lovers to enjoy and discover our carefully selected titles.

 Those include big publishing houses like MACK, Steidl, Setanta Books, Hartmann Books and Loose Joints as well as many small independent publishers like Witty, TBW Books, Nazraeli Press, DITTO and many more. We are especially proud to also offer a big selection of self published titles by local photographers.

We host weekly talks, book launches and exhibitions, equally supporting well established artists as well as newcomers. We are also looking forward to offer an increasing number of regular workshops in our workshop space as well as a community darkroom.

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Joe founded Bildband in 2015 and is the boss of the shop. Originally from London he has worked in music photography for decades. His knowledge on classic British documentary photography and GDR photography is unbeatable. Having spent hours professionally printing, Joe hosts workshops in our community darkroom to show you how to develop and print from film. Together with Youvalle he is also part of the Bildband Zine Making Workshop.

Youvalle has worked at Bildband since 2021. She is not only an expert on small independent publishers with an eye for bookmaking and design but also has her own publishing company called Replika Publishing. Youvalle also works as a picture editor as well as a fine art photographer and is hosting the Bildband Zine Making Workshop, teaching people how to edit and layout their work.

Kate has been at the shop since 2022. For everything concerning contemporary documentary photography or projects dealing with the genre of the Weird she is the one to talk to. She especially loves working with younger artists and has a great interest in self-published books and zines. Kate also works as a photojournalist.

Fran is the numbers guy at Bildband. Artists will be talking to him to sort out most of the organisational bits. Fran primarily works in music and runs a recording studio.


We are open Tuesday to Friday between 12:00 and 19:00, and Saturday between 11:00 and 18:00.

Bildband Berlin 

Immanuelkirchstr. 33

10405 Berlin

+49 (0) 30 473 77014

Alternatively, you can always e-mail us at info@bildbandberlin.com

Tram M2: Prenzlauer Allee / Knaackstr.