Three months ago I had here reports on the plan, The 2004 champion repealed mandatory for photographers reintroduce. Now has the grand coalition agreed on a list of 12 trades, für die es künftig einen Meisterzwang geben soll, aber die Fotografen sind nicht mehr darunter – also keine Rückvermeisterung des Fotografenberufs.
If the further legislative process does not change more decisive, photographers are so in the future - the new law will come into force in early next year - do not need a master's certificate in order to ply their trade. This is in keeping with a Petition to Federal Government and the Bundestag, the colleagues had started from a professional photographer and has been supported by more than 8100 people, and the BFF and Freelens - even from me.
However, it now comes after the liberalization of 2004 was rolled back, because for 12 trades of the master's certificate should be compulsory again: tile, plate and mosaic workers, concrete block and terrazzo, floor layers, container and apparatus engineers, parquet layers, roller shutters and sun protection technician , Drechsler and toy makers, coopers, glass refiners, sign and neon advert makers, interior decorators and organ and harmonium builders. Why it has taken these 12 occupations, is not quite clear. The master's certificate to protect against shoddy and prevent inadequate skilled artisans put their customers at risk. But one has ever heard of accidents with exploding organs or toppling harmonies, which suggested a Rückvermeisterung of organ and harmonium Bauer? The organ builder scene is fairly straightforward; the Association of German organ builder lists only around 100 workshops. Who wants to give a new organ commissioned or repaired an existing organ, is likely to rely more on references as a master craftsman.
The Central Association of German professional photographer has criticized a few days before the petition against the master constraint, claiming that their supporters were no professional photographer but are largely amateurs, which it might be well with just about "the solo (apparent) to preserve bourgeois independence to be to deposed hobby of the control and possible harm to the community. " Curiously, the Central Association wrote in a tribute to the recently deceased Peter Lindbergh though, that the "German star photographer" worked for "famous designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Giorgio Armani, as well as for international magazines" and "fashion photography with its striking black and white images" marked would have - but that Peter Lindbergh, like so many masters of their craft, got on his life without a master letter mentioned, the association did not.