1. to 14. December 2018 - "Mosques of Europe- Islamic Architecture in the Occident" Photo Exhibition & Central Mosque in Cologne / Ehrenfeld.

Please note: the photo exhibition discussed below is displayed from 1. to 14. December 2018 in the central mosque in Cologne / Ehrenfeld.

November 28th 2018 - "Mosques of Europe- Islamic Architecture in the Occident" in Cologne & November 27th 2018 in Aachen.

Ahmed Krausen is pleased to announce, in cooperation with the Yunus Emre Institute, his presentation and photo exhibition "Mosques of Europe- Islamic Architecture in the Occident" in Cologne, Germany at November 28th.

One day before, at November 27th, Ahmed will hold his presentation also in his former home town Aachen, GRASHAUS - Station Europa der Route Charlemange.

A few impressions of the events in Cologne and Aachen on 27./28. November 2018.

Cologne Poster
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Grashaus Poster
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October 6th 2018, Erfurt, Germany -  ZDF “Forum on Friday” Interview

Ahmed Krausen featured in an interview which took place in Erfurt on the ZDF “Forum on Friday” on the subject of his "Small Synagogue" exhibition.

ZDF (Zweite Deutsche Fernsehen) is one of the largest public-service television broadcasters in Germany and their weekly programme "Forum on Friday", sceened on a Friday, gives Muslims the opportunity to contribute their special views of living together in Germany in a public forum.

In the interview, in German, Ahmed also talks about his photo project "Islam in Europe" and his path to Islam.

Many thanks to Nazan Gökdemir and the ZDF camera crew.

To view the video, please click here.
19th-25th June 2018 - Institutionalisation of Islamic Feminism.

Institutionalisation of Islamic feminism is an extensive and exciting research project by Jesper Petersen, PhD student in the History of Religions at the university in Lund, Sweden. The research project covers Scandinavia, Germany, Britain and North America. Ahmed Krausen accompanied him on his journey through Germany as an interpreter and photographer.

This project deals with how Muslim women establish institutions that gain influence within their communities. No institution exists in a vacuum, and there are often instants where work has been initiated by communities in the process of establishing an outlet for the voice of women in Muslim institutions. An example of this can be seen where organisations and groups re-interpret scripture and discuss theology.

These interviews, based on conversations with female imams and other women influential in their communities, are designed to provide insights into this topic.

Book Launch April 2018: "Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration and Identity" by Professor Akbar Ahmed.

Professor Akbar Ahmed's book describes his journey through Europe with a large number of interviews with European Muslims, including an interview with Ahmed Krausen "A German photographer in Copenhagen".

Journey into Europe
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1-14. December 2017 - Imams of the West

Imams of the West is an extensive and exciting research project by Niels Valdemar Vinding (PhD), University of Copenhagen with a large number of interviews with imams from Europe and North America. Ahmed Krausen accompanied him on his journey through Germany as interpreter and photographer.

14. September 2017 - Bruxelles, Belgium
Islam, It's Also Our History! Europe And Its Muslim Legacies

Inauguration ceremony of the exhibition and preview visit of the exhibition to the privileged partners. In the presence of Miguel Moratinos, former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and promotor of the "Alliance of Civilisations".

Review: It is a great exhibition and highly recommendeded: "Islam in Europe" exhibition opens in Brussels after delay caused by terror attacks ... Read More

13th. November 2016 - Copenhagen
Visibility Promotes Understanding!

The "little Synagogue" - (Kleine Synagogue) is a former synagogue in the Thuringian state capital Erfurt/Germany. It is located in the old town on the Gera river bank behind the town hall and since 1993 it has been used as a cultural centre. We are currently exploring the possibility of a photo exhibition with my work on the topic "Islam in Europe" for March 2017 or a bit later.

To launch an "Islam in Europe" expo in this venue sends a strong message of the power of inter-faith dialogue. I hope it succeeds.

Sichtbarkeit fördert das Verstehen!

Die "Kleine Synagoge" ist die ehemalige Synagoge in der thüringischen Landeshauptstadt Erfurt. Diese befindet sich in der Altstadt direkt an der Gera hinter dem Rathaus und wird seit 1993 als Kulturzentrum genutzt. Zurzeit überlegen wir Möglichkeiten für eine Fotoausstellung mit meiner Arbeit zum Thema "Islam in Europa" für März 2017 oder etwas später. Eine Ausstellung mit diesem Thema an diesem Ort, hat eine starke Signalwirkung für den Dialog zwischen den Glaubensrichtungen. Ich hoffe es klappt.

May 16th 2016 - Copenhagen

Faith meets Faith is a MUMIN_DOX project focusing on the positive force religion can be both in society and an individual's life. This is a run-up video for a larger project where men and women from different Faiths come together and share their views on life as a believer. Film screening during the photo exhibition in Warsaw, Poland May/ June 2016. MUMIN is a film studio based in Scandinavia, established in 2016. For more about Faith meets faith visit

Faith meets Faith

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19 December 2015 - Warsaw/Poland

Advance notice of Ahmed's upcoming exhibition in Warsaw, Poland, 10-16 April 2016.

"Poster for Ahmed Krausen's Exhibition in Warsaw Poland

04 July 2015 - Rabat/Morocco

Ahmed Krausen has been invited to Rabat by the Conseil de la communauté marocaine à l'étranger to present this photo project. It was a great pleasure to meet the representatives and the Director Mr. Abdellah Boussouf. The CCME is strongly interested in this project. It was discussed details about a travel exhibition through Europe and considered long term cooperation against extremism.

June 25th 2015 -  "The Orient In Their Arts" The Orient In Their Arts in Arabic

A Series of Documentary films,written and directed by Mohamed Kenawi.Produced by Domino Film for Al Jazeera Network.

"Photographing Islam in Europe"  Ahmed Krausen
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"Photographing Islam in Europe"  Ahmed Krausen

May 23th 2015 - "Islam in Europe" Lecture.

A lecture by Ahmed Krausen on "Islam in Europe" at a meeting of Muslims in northern Germany in Eckernförde / Gut Ludwigsburg, Germany.

Ahmed Krausen's "Islam in Europe" Lecture

March 24th 2015 - Photographer captures the essence of Islam in Europe.

An interview by the British journalist and digital artist Hatiq Mohammed with Ahmed Krausen for the Muslim magazine "Aquila Style", which is based in Singapore. In this interview Ahmed talks about, among other things, the importance of photography for him -the camera has been the most important tool on his spiritual way to Islam- and about the difficulties of being a Muslim artist. Please read here.

Ahmed Krausen

December 1st 2014 - United Arab Emirates.

10 photographs of Ahmed Krausen's works are part of the permanent exhibition in the Abu Bakr Faith Gallery of the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, United Arab Emirates and they make an important educational addition to the displays.

November 28th 2014 - Conference: "Mosques In Europe: Faith Aesthetics And Intercultural Encounters In The Public Space" - Berlin

Place: Palais am Festungsgraben, Am Festungsgraben 1, 10117 Berlin. Germany.

Date November 28th. 2014 7.00 pm.

Introductory lecture by:
Nilüfer Göle, Professor of Sociology, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociale, Paris, France.

Panel discussion with:
Emre Arolat, architect and partner of Emre Arolat Architect, Istanbul, Turkey: Alen Jasarevic, architect, Augsburg, Germany: Ahmed Krausen, freelance photographer, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Presented by:
Fuat Keyman, director of the Istanbul Policy Centers, Turkey.

For further details in German and Turkish click here.

October 4th-5th 2014 - Copenhagen/Malmö

"The Orient In Their Arts" is a film documentary project by Mohamed Kenawi/ Domino Film/Rome, in cooperation with Al-Jazeera TV. Luigi Verzelli, cameraman/Rome and Bey Frasheri assistant/Tirana. The 15 dedicated European artists, dealing with the Islamic art include Ahmed Krausen.

Trans 7 Indonesian TV team in Copenhagen

July 4th 2014 - Islam Rasa Skandinavia    Trans 7 Logo - Indonesia  

The movie of Trans 7 (Islam Rasa Skandinavia) that was shot in April in Copenhagen was shown in Indonesia on July 4th 2014.
Please watch the video here.

Trans 7 Indonesian TV team in Copenhagen

Trans7 Indonesian TV team in Copenhagen

June 19th. 2014 - Official Opening Of The Grand Mosque - Copenhagen

A short and constructive meeting with the Minister for Religious Affairs of Qatar HE Dr. Ghaith bin Mubarak Al Kuwari during the official opening of the grand mosque in Copenhagen.

Minister for Religious Affairs of Qatar HE Dr. Ghaith bin Mubarak Al Kuwari and Ahmed Krausen

October 29-31st 2013 - MOCAfest - London

Ahmed Krausen talking about the power of photography in his workshop at the Mocafest (28 - 31 October 2013) in London.

MOCAfest is the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation's arts festival.

October 29-31st 2013 - MOCAfest - London

Ahmed Krausen is participating as an exhibiting artist photographer in the MOCAfest, the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation's arts festival, in London.

The 9th World Islamic Economic Forum  MOCAfest is the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation's arts festival.

October 5th 2013 - "Islam in Europe" Lecture - Ravenna,Italy

A lecture by Ahmed Krausen on "Islam in Europe" at the official opening of the new mosque in Ravenna, Italy.

A lecture by Ahmed Krausen on Islam in Europe at the official opening of
the new mosque in Ravenna, Italy.

May 2013 - Mosques in Europe - Osnabrück University, Germany

The 21. May 2013 Ahmed Krausen had a wonderful meeting in Copenhagen with Brother Jörn Ballnus from the Chair for Islamic Religious Education at Osnabrück University, Germany. During the meeting we discussed details of my upcoming exhibition in September 2013 about Mosques in Europe at the campus of the university and considered a long-term cooperation.

Ahmed Krausen & Brother Jörn Ballnus

"Islam it's Also Our History" - Fourteen centuries of interaction between Europe and the Muslim World

In the context of difficult relations with Islam in Europe and beyond its borders; It is urgent to work to learn to understand each other and the foundations of their civilisations. Fear feeds on ignorance, knowledge allows a meeting of minds. The "Islam it's Also Our History" project looks at the links between two civilizations, Islam and Europe. Its content is complex, its goal is simple: show Europeans that fourteen centuries of Islam is also their history. In pursuit of this goal, Tempora is formed by partners from eight European countries pooling their knowledge, expertise and experience to create a wide range of activities including the pivotal exhibition.

Four associate partners will support the project with specific contributions:
One of these, L'association CULTURES, based in Copenhagen will provide the work of Danish photographer Eckhard Ahmed Krausen, leading several years of work on Muslims in Europe. It features an exceptional photographic documentation of islam in Europe including (60 mosques contemporary architecture and 250 historical photographs in conjuction with the University of Havard) and 300 portraits of Muslims living in Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden and Spain. The goal of this project is to show the diversity of Muslims in Europe and how islam is interpreted in the public space. The project, affiliated with the "Pluralism" project of University of Havard.

To view the French language Exhibition booklet (7.8mb) please which includes a number of photographs from my collection please click here.

"Islam Our History Too"
Islam Our History Too - French Language Exhibition Booklet 7.8mb

French Language Exhibition Booklet 7. 8mb

Eckhard Ahmed Krausen's images in the booklet are: