SOLDIERS DAY OFF

PhotographerKirstin Schmitt
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanySAILOR`S YARN
City/CountryLa Habana , Cuba
Photo Date2014
Technical InfoCanon
Entry Description

A Street shooting range in Cental Habana: While she is waiting for a new target, the young soldier sucks the bullet before she loads the gun. Because a moist bullet leaves the barrel better. (fine art documentary photography / candid / Hahnemüller matt paper / 3x 2meter / La Habana, Cuba )

About Photographer

documentary filmmaker, DoP & photographer. After studying Anthropology & filmmaking in Germany & Cuba, Kirstin worked 2010-2014 as teacher for Goethe Institute & journalism university in Angola. Her documentary-projects focus liminal stages & the impact of transition. Characteristic for her work is the use of environment & intimate encounters with the strength & vulnerability of her protagonists. The works got showcased at museums, art fairs & filmfestivals (Shanghai Film Festival,Dok-Leipzig, Art Basel Miami-Scope Art Show, Sumerset house London). Based in La Habana.