Share your best photos in celebration of Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th birthday!

Be a part of the celebration! This year will mark Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th birthday and to celebrate, we are collecting the best and most exciting shots for a vibrant photo exhibition that will be presented to at the May Kolleg in Ottawa.

If you have a great photo from your Humboldt experience, we want you to share it!  Show us what made your Humboldt experience so special. Whether you were there when the wall came down or you had a momentous advance in your research or you survived your first drive on the Autobahn or you just discovered Leberkäse…or, if you were a Lynen Fellow, share your experience outside of Germany!

The photos collected will also be hosted on the HAC and HFLOC websites.

To contribute your photo to this exhibition, send them by email in jpeg format, along with the completed release form below, to:

Please include your name, the location and year of photo, as well as a brief caption. Deadline is 15 April 2019.

I own the attached image(s) and hereby grant permission to the Humboldt Foundation Liaison Office in Canada (HFLOC) to use them in presentations, publications, news releases, online, and in other communications related to its mission. I understand that I may revoke this authorization at any time by notifying HFLOC in writing.


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Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl was kind enough to share the following picture with us as an example.

Trying a Trabi — Dietmar Kennepohl Göttingen 1991