»I am interested in what is interesting«

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Marcel Rauschkolb is a photographer and art director from Griesheim, Germany. He works with photography, film and audio-visual media, both in artistic and commissioned work.

Starting with a documentary approach in the past, his way of working expanded in the last two years in the direction of rephotography, collage and photographic objects.

He is a member of the collective »The Long Exposure« (https://thelongexposure.co.uk) and holds an M.A. in photography (dist.) from Falmouth University.



  • 09.2023: »Souvenir of Germany – New works«, Wagenhalle Griesheim
  • 07.2022 – ongoing: »Damals | Autrefois | Then«, Outdoor exhibition along the former military and airfield area, www.griesheimersand.de
  • 04.2022 – 10.2022: »Photographien«, Hessisches Landessozialgericht, Darmstadt
  • 09.2022 – 11.2022: »Souvenir of Germany«, Wagenhalle Griesheim
  • 03.2020 – 09.2020: »Encounters – Photographs by Marcel Rauschkolb and sculptures by Christoph Kappesser« (»Begegnungen, Fotografien von Marcel Rauschkolb und Skulpturen von Christoph Kappesser«), Fenstergalerie Will, Darmstadt
  • 05.2019 – 08.2019: »14th Floor – Photographs by Marcel Rauschkolb and texts by Katrin Pitz (»14. Stock, Fotografien von Marcel Rauschkolb und Texte von Katrin Pitz«), Schauraum im Literaturhaus, Darmstadt
  • 11.2018 – 01.2019: »14. Stock« (»14th Floor«), Foyer Kastor Tower, Frankfurt
  • 03.2017 – 04.2017: »Touching from a Distance«, Kulturmetzgerei, Seeheim
  • 09.2016 – 10.2016: »Touching from a Distance«, Fenstergalerie Will, Darmstadt


  • 11. 2023: »BBA Photography Prize 2023«, Kühlhaus Berlin with »Conquering Mountains« (2nd prize winner)
  • 04. – 05.2023: »Grey Light«, Kunsthalle Darmstadt/ Studio West. Group exhibition of the collective »The Long Exposure« (As part of the festival »Darmstadt Days of Photography«
  • 03.2023: »So Many Things I Had Thought Forgotten«, CentreSpace Gallery, Bristol
  • 02.2023 »So Many Things I Had Thought Forgotten«, Walford Mill, Wimborne, Dorset
  • 11.2022: »So Many Things I Had Thought Forgotten«, Four Corners Gallery, London
  • 10.2022: »So Many Things I Had Thought Forgotten«, Regionalgalerie Südhessen, Darmstadt. Group exhibition of the collective »The Long Exposure« with works inspired by a poem of Philip Larkin.
  • 10.2021: »Realities Constructed«, Four Corners Gallery, London. A group exhibition by graduating students of the online, part-time MA in Photography at Falmouth University. The students have recently completed the two-year programme and are showcasing an iteration of their Final Module Projects.
  • 08.2021 –: »Source: Graduate Photography Showcase«, www.source.ie
  • 08.2021 –: »Landings 2021«, »What happened next«, An online collection of curated exhibitions featuring work by students and staff of the Falmouth Flexible Photography programs at Falmouth University, www.landings.space/landings21.html
  • 08.2020 – 07.2021: »Landings 2020, A virtual and physical exhibition around the globe from Falmouth Flexible MA Photography and BA (Hons) Photography (Top-Up) students and staff«, www.landings.space


  • 2024: URBANAUTICA INTISTUTE AWARDS 2023, special mention for »The Absence of the Train Driver«
  • 2023: BBA Photography Prize, 2nd prize winner with »Conquering Mountains«
  • 2023: URBANAUTICA INSTITUTE AWARDS 2022, shortlisted with »Conquering Mountains«
  • 2022: URBANAUTICA INSTITUTE AWARDS 2021, shortlisted with »Souvenir of Germany«
  • 2021: URBANAUTICA INSTITUTE AWARDS 2020, shortlisted with »Greetings from the Parade Ground«

Curatorial and educational roles

  • 04.2023 –: Member of »Studio West«-Jury, Kunsthalle Darmstadt
  • 09.2022: »Taunus Kunst-Triennale«, Stadtmuseum Hofheim, jury member
  • 09.2021 – ongoing: Kunsthalle Darmstadt – Educational activities, leading guided tours (exhibitions: »Bauhaus and Photography«, »Living together – Joachim Brohm, Ute Mahler, John Myers«, »Heide Stolz. Affairs«, »Facing Britain«, »Rosilene Luduvico«, »Thomas Sturm«)
  • 2020 – ongoing: »Merck-Preis, Darmstadt Days of Photography«, jury member
  • 2020: »Youth photography award« as part of the festival »Darmstadt Days of Photography«, jury member
  • 2019 – Today: »Darmstadt Days of photography«, head of the friend's association, curator of the »Schauraum Gallery«


  • 2021: »Souvenir of Germany« (artists' book)
  • 2020: »Greetings from the Parade Ground« (artists' book)
  • 2020: »The Paprika Village« (artists' book)
  • 2019: »Miniaturen« with Katrin Pitz, ISBN: 978-3-9820376-1-5
  • 2018: »14. Stock«, ISBN: 978-3-9820376-0-8
  • 2016: »TFAD – Touching from a Distance«
  • 2010: »Paddock Pit Lane Track«

Publications, Reviews

  • 07.2022: »Vor der Konversion: Ausstellung zum Griesheimer Militärareal«, Gudrun Hausl, Darmstädter Echo
  • 07.2021 »Es gilt die Details der Welt zu dokumentieren«, Gudrun Hausl, Darmstädter Echo
  • 04.2021 »Darmstädter Ingenieurin der Worte«, Johannes Breckner, Darmstädter Echo
  • 03.2020 »Brücke in die Wirklichkeit«, Roland Held, Darmstädter Echo
  • 07.2019 »Frankfurter Miniaturen«, Annette Krämer-Alig, Darmstädter Echo
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