PhotographerAntonia Gruber
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryCologne, Germany
Photo Date2016
Technical InfoAnalog manipulation
Entry Description

The pictures of the series focus on intimate issues such as inner conflict, wrong self-perception, the human psyche and the pressure exerted by the fashion industry. The work aims at blurring the line between classical portrait photography and fashion photography, to place the human body at the heart of the picture. It provides a bird's eye view of the physical and psychological fragility of the human being, illustrating the gap between people's self-expression and the way they perceive themselves. Other recurrent themes include the exploration of the public and private spheres and the social role of woman. Thanks to an analog manipulation, combined with varied techniques developed by the artist, the digital photographs of the series undergo careful disorders which render the psychological turmoil.

About Photographer

CV: September 2016 Freelance photographer, cologne 2012 - 2016 Alanus University, Bachelor of Fine Arts with honoring, art and photography, bonn 2016 Freelance assistant to the photographer Achim Lippoth, cologne 2016 3-months internship as production assistant with the photographer Achim Lippoth, cologne 2015 Assistant to the photographer Michael Reisch, düsseldorf 2015 3-week internship with the photographer Vanessa Leissring, dortmund 2010-2012 1-year internship at an art school, bergisch gladbach EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS: 2017 Dodho photography magazine, T.T.C. Series featured on dodho.com 2017 NotRandomArt online art magazine, report about the series T.T.C. + artistinterview, Issue May 2017 Kolga Tbilisi Photo Week, Hippodrome Park, Georgia 2017 Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr - 2017 Exhibition at Somerset House, London 2017 LA QUATRIÈME IMAGE 2017, Espace des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris 2017 OCULAR - Print auction + catalogue, The New Continental Hotel, Plymouth 2016 "How we live" a cooperation project for the anniversary "20 years of the UN city Bonn", Künstlerforum Bonn 2016 publication on the exhibition „How we live", Bonn 2016 guest author at kwerfeldein, report about the series T.T.C. 2016 „Abschlussarbeiten Bildende Kunst“, Altes Pfandhaus Cologne 2016 group exhibition, art 686Festival ", 686 Gallery, Cologne 2016 , group exhibition, "686GALLERY // ART COLOGNE", forecourt Art Cologne, Cologne 2016 VIEW-Fotocommunity, report about the series T.T.C., View Spotlight, issue January 2015 - 2016 group exhibition, "Schrödinger's cat", science center, Bonn 2015 EyeContact "PhotowerkBerlinPreis", Kommunalen Galerie Berlin, Berlin 2015 group exhibition, "art meets culture", cultural center Hardtberg, Bonn 2015 group exhibition, Street Session 2, 686 Gallery, Cologne 2015 group exhibition, "Kunst 686Festival", 686 Gallery, Cologne 2015 group exhibition, "The factory.The church.The castle.", Fabrik 45, Bonn 2015 class publication "The Epiphyte 2", in collaboration with Ralf Brög / SITEmagazine, Düsseldorf 2014 exhibition of the class Michael Reisch, "the truth is real, or: the truth is not real", koop. Folkwang University of the Arts, Galerie 52, Essen 2014 class publication "The Epiphyte", "Understand us politically", in collaboration with Ralf Brög / SITEmagazine, Düsseldorf 2014 Group exhibition Painting / Sculpture, "Not really, or?", Reality - Reality - Virtuality, Alanus College, Bonn 2013 group exhibition Painting / Sculpture: "Nature / Claustrophobia", Alanus Hochschule, Bonn AWARDS: 2017 Moscow International Foto Awards 2017 2017 Athens Photo Festival 2017, Shortlist 2017 Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award, Finalist 2017 Fine Art Photography Awards, Nominee, Photomanipulation Category 2017 Young Talent, La Quatrième Image, Winner 2017 Sony World Photography Award, Commended Photographer 2017 Celeste Network, Editors Choice 2016 LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016, Editors’ Picks 2016 ND Awards, Honorable Mention 2016 Fine Art Photography Awards, Nominee 2016 Hotshoe Award 2016, Editors’ Choice 2015 PhotoWerk Berlin Preis 2015, „the staged portrait“, Winner 2015 fotoforum Award 2015, Honorable Mention