Marion Schade, 32, is in her second semester of her B.A. Photography course and one of the further happy winners of a scholarship that covers over 50% of the semester fee for the upcoming winter semester 2017/18
We conducted a short interview with her on this occasion:
Congratulations on your award! Were you expecting it?
Many thanks! No, but I was hoping for it!
What is your work about? What do you want to express with it?
I don’t want to say too much about it so as not to preempt things. Some photographs are about questioning the relationship between humans and animal products, while others are about another perspective on the viewed.
Why do you think you deserved the award?
I think everyone who shows professional as well as social commitment and strives for good performance should have a chance to receive support. As a member of the General Student Committee (AStA) and class representative, I wanted to help shape the improvements and projects at school. In my free time I’ve been active with Apotheker ohne Grenzen Germany and Calcutta Rescue Deutschland e.V. for many years, two organizations that work for disadvantaged locals in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. As a privileged European, I would like to do my bit for those who are less privileged. If I can satisfactorily raise my performance at school, then I know that the energy I spent on photography and social commitment has been worthwhile and I can develop my potentials even farther.
In one sentence: How was your time at BTK?
Inspiring and very enriching.
What was a BTK highlight story that shaped you as a student?
It is not a highlight story but rather a revelation. The tasks that you were least excited about in the beginning could produce the best results and provoke the biggest ambition from you in the end!
Creativity knows no boundaries. What was the bravest thing you did during your studies?
The bravest thing was to embark on a second career alongside my life as a pharmacist and deciding on a Photography degree at BTK!
Create your story. Inspire the world. Do you have a dream, what are your plans? What would you like to wow the world with?
A photo in the National Geographic and my own exhibition on a topic that’s critical of society. I dream of that.
Be honest, do you have ideas about your time after BTK?
No, nothing concrete. Hopefully the future semesters will open different doors. Basically my motto is: Make a difference. I would like to connect it with photography somehow.
So to you too, Marion: Congratulations and best wishes for your future!