Dr. Bernd Fechner studied theology, philosophy and art history in Marburg, Bochum and London, and has a professional background in book publishing and PR. He founded the agency photomarketing.de in 2000 and has directed and curated the photo-festival Fotobild and the art fair Europa.art. He was a jury member of Art Cologne, a chairperson of the German Society for Photography (DGPh) and is active internationally as a cultural manager, expert on the art market and networker. In recent years Dr. Fechner has become increasingly involved in cultural dialogue projects in the Middle East, publishing a biography about the German-Jewish writer on global art, Paul Westheim, and art and photography in Iran. Together with Hannah Jacobi, he has established and is co-director of mohit.art.