MENSCHEN FREUDE BILDER – the photo exhibition of Menschenfreude e.V.


At 19. and 20. November 2022 we invite from Menschenfreude e.V. to the Dorfgemeinschaftshaus Alfter. In our first photo exhibition "MENSCHEN FREUDE BILDER" we show selected motives, which were taken during our missions in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Senegal, Nepal, Romania and to the Ukrainian border. We cordially invite you to the vernissage with champagne reception on 19.11.2022 at 6.30 pm. On Sunday, the exhibition will be open from 10 am to 5 pm. As admission we ask for a voluntary donation. The images, as well as our official 2023 Menschenfreude calendar, are available for purchase. Further dates for the exhibition are planned.
People joy photo exhibition graphic square

Menschenfreude outreach near and far

In recent months, teams from Menschenfreude e.V. have made many trips. Contacts were established and aid projects were launched. Among them: School and student projects in Nepal, Ethiopia, Senegal and Madagascar, aid transports to Ukraine, humanitarian aid to Romanian slums.

Clean drinking water was provided to children, teachers and their families. Learning materials were purchased and local initiatives were promoted. All in all: moving encounters for all involved.

Meetings with young people in Ethiopia

Impressions of life and culture – besides the daily project work

In addition to very practical, technical assignments – such as the installation of drinking water filters, the repair of school equipment or the construction of water pipes and wells – pictures have been created that reflect life, everyday life, the cultures of the countries visited. Personal perspectives and insights.

“The people are incredibly friendly, helpful and also very humble. It’s very moving to see how you can make them happy with little things that are everyday for us. And how hospitable they are and show us their everyday life.” (Memories of the trip to Ethiopia in May 2022)

Thus the idea was born to present these personal pictures to a wider public in the context of an exhibition: MENSCHEN FREUDE BILDER with photographs by Kerstin Schley, Kathrin Anderseck and Jürgen Perteck – all volunteers of the association Menschenfreude e.V and passionate amateur photographers. (More about the persons here.)

African everyday scene – view into a workshop

Vernissage of PEOPLE JOY PICTURES on Saturday – exhibition until Sunday evening

We cordially invite you! The following information:

  • Ceremonial exhibition opening with champagne reception on Saturday, 19.11.2022 at 6.30 p.m.
  • Exhibition open until Sunday, 20.11.2022, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Place: Village house Alfter-Gielsdorf, Auf der Heide 10, 53347 Alfter near Bonn
  • Admission: voluntary donation in favor of Menschenfreude e.V.
  • All pictures are available for purchase – after the exhibition as a print via an entry in order lists. The purchased image(s) will be delivered by mail a few days later.
  • The official humans joy registered association calendar 2023 with 12 selected motives from MENSCHEN FREUDE PICTURES is to be likewise acquired at the price of 18,50€.
  • There has been a vote on Instagram about 3 favorite calendar motifs of our community. Insights can be found here if you are interested.


The official poster of MENSCHEN FREUDE BILDER with our colorfully dressed women in Senegal is available here as a download for further distribution.



In planning: Further dates in 2023

Further exhibition dates are already being planned for 2023. We announce dates accordingly via our media. If you are interested in exhibiting our pictures, for example in your school, company or public institution, please contact us by email.

Likewise, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about MENSCHEN FREUDE BILDER. And of course we are always happy to receive donations for our voluntary, non-profit work. For example, via our Paypal donation button. We thank you very much!

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