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Verena Jaekel

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The Berlin photographer Verena Jaekel is exhibiting her long-term project about families up until November 1, 2015, at the Galerie im Tempelhof Museum, Berlin.

In her current portrait series "Familienväter – Familienmütter" (Families Fathers – Family Mothers), Verena Jaekel is presenting men and women who have become fathers and mothers late in their lives. The photographer took these pictures all over Germany and is now exhibiting them for the first time.  

Jaekel is displaying this series opposite a selection from another long-term project, "Junge Väter" (Young Fathers, on-going since 2007), where her eye turns to virtually invisible till now young fathers. The exhibition's spectrum if further expanded with the "Neue Familienportraits – New Family Portraits (2005-2006)" series, which focusses on same sex parenting couples. This work includes video interviews led by Lisa Malich.

With "Familiengeschichten – Family Histories", the artist is offering a first glimpse at her most recent project, which she has been working on since 2012. On this occasion she is photographing families in their homes in whatever constellation they choose.

Since completing a degree in photo design at Lette-Verein Berlin, Verena Jaekel (*1980) has had numerous exhibitions at home and abroad. Her work focussing on migration, religion, gender and family has been awarded many grants and sponsorships, such as the Wüstenrot Foundation's Documentary Photography Award, and a collaboration with the Goethe Institute. Jaekel's work is found in renowned photographic collections such as those of the Folkwang Museum in Essen or the Berlin Gallery in Berlin.

Further information at: Haus am Kleistpark

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