We are so proud to announce that our photography student Andra Schnebbe has been nominated for the Vonovia Award, in the category Young Talent. The Vonovia Award is the most prestigious photography awards in Germany.
About Andra's project: "For me, family is only a small part of my life. Important members are my grandma Ute, my older sister Tara and my mum Uta. Without them I would have no family. However, I also have a total of six cousins, a stepsister, stepmother, uncle, aunts, grandma, grandpa and a father. I only see them once or twice a year, though, because we’re not very close.
I have the deepest, most emotional and strongest connection with my mum. That's why I want to do this series together with my mum. I will focus on what we have already experienced together as well as how similar we look even though we’re still different. All pictures will all be taken from the same camera angle: eye level to the model, 90 degree angle and landscape format. To brighten up the rooms, I will use a softbox and bounce the flash off the ceiling.
I got the idea when I gave a presentation on Julia Fullerton-Batten‘s series "Mothers and Daughters".
Through my series I want to express that everyone has someone in their family who they are close to and who is more important than anyone else. I also want to express that my mum is my anchor in my family and that without her I have no family feeling."