Biography

 

I was born and grew up in Germany's Ruhrgebiet — once the country's industrial heart. When I was 25, I relocated to Australia. Coming from a story of movement, I am interested in our physical and emotional connection to place, and our relationship to environment as well the vernacular. Based in still photography and the moving image, a lot of my work is an inquiry into these themes.

I studied Photography at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (Brisbane) graduating in 2007, and regularly exhibit my work in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally since then. I am a former Editor of the Australian PhotoJournalist Magazine as well as curatorial assistant for Wallflower Photomedia Gallery. In 2016, I launched my first book Astres Noirs [Chose Commune] at Le Bal, Paris. In the same year, the book was shortlisted for Prix Nadar, Aperture First Book Award and received the Australian Photobook of the Year Award. My work has been published widely in places such as Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now, Photographers' Sketchbooks, Hijacked III, The New York Times, Financial Times Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, National Geographic, Der Spiegel Magazine, The Guardian, ASX and many others.

Since 2007, I have been working as lecturer in Photography at the University of Queensland, Queensland College of Art and Photography Studies College Melbourne. I frequently teach intensive workshops and masterclass, working in various countries and with a multitude of organisations such as the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australian Centre for Photography, Perth Centre for Photography, Lighthouse, Photobook NZ and Angkor Photofestival.

Currently I am based between Europe and Melbourne, Australia, where I practice and work as lecturer and a freelance photographer.