ICH BIN WALDVIERTEL In 2012, I was commissioned by Szene Bunte Wähne, a youth theater festival in Austria, to make a documentary about the rural Waldviertel region. I studied the daily life of Hannah & Alena, two children in a farmers family in a small bio herbal village. Hannah and Alena are two sisters who live in Merkenbrechts, a village of 170 inhabitants in Waldviertel, an isolated rural area of Austria, near the Czech border. I continued the series until 2017
My name is Carla Kogelman ( @carlakogelman ) and I am a documentary photographer from the Netherlands. After being raised as a social worker and working in the theatre industry for almost 25 years, I changed my horizon again and studied at the Foto Academie Amsterdam, where I graduated end 2011. Since then my fascination has been the growing up of children and my focus has also been on backstage stories (in theater and sports).