About us

The founding mothers and fathers

Originally, the “Fotofreunde Herborn” are a group of photographers of all skill levels from Herborn and around. We are no club but rather try to organize ourselves loosely instead.

We have been especially active as the team of photographers during the Hessentag Festival  2016 in Herborn and earned widespread acclaim for our professional work.

Meanwhile, we also support the city of Herborn free of charge and regularly provide images for the publications of the marketing department etc.

Our nickname “Die Fotomafia” (“The Photo Mafia”) goes back to the above mentioned collaboration as photographers on the Hessentag Festival 2016. A friend and experienced press photographer was increasingly stunned that members of our team in their red team shirts were always present already, if he attended an event. Accordingly, he welcomed us exclaiming “…and the red photo mafia is already there again!”.

This later created the idea to perpetuate this fitting nickname and thus make our friend some kind of “Godfather” of the photo mafia in Herborn.

More detailed biographies of individual member can be found here.