Foto: Fabian Wilking
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»It is hard to stop you photographing« a teacher once said. This dedication also helped her to fight herself back into life after a working accident 2016 on an assignment for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, when literally from one step to the other everything was different. Falling into nothing, although saving herself with her right hand, needed trauma work and fighting for this hand, beginning with eleven weeks in a special hospital, documented unconsciously with her mobile phone. »I want to photograph again« has been her daily mantra. It worked.
is a German documentary photographer. Her work is often capturing issues like trauma, loneliness and living with life long grief. Born 1975, she started studying Photojournalism in Hanover, Germany, with 39 years, living her dream after 10 years working as a graphic designer and graduate engineer after an apprenticeship as a bookseller. She has been teaching undertakers in graphic design and photography, since 2020 also about supporting families with stillborn babies.
Ian Parry Scholarship »Special Award« 2020, Erasmus in Belfast/Northern Ireland 2019/20 (»How long is forever« – Families with a child’s loss because of the Northern Ireland Conflict), Nikon Ambassadors Masterclass 2019, BFF Grant »Special Acknowledgement for Social Dedication in Photography« 2018, several group exhibitions and award nominations. Since 2015 her studies are supported by scholarships of the state Lower Saxony and WIR/Germany scholarship.