Visitors to the Museum for Photography in Braunschweig have up until April 3, 2016, to take a look at the 10th edition of the Wüstenrot Foundation Grants.
Each of the documentary photography Wüstenrot Foundation Grants receives prize money amounting to 10,000 euros, to support of the realization of the winners' project ideas. The Foundation gives grants to high-school graduates every two years. The focus of the 2015 competition centred around the conditions, processes and consequences of people living together.
Consequently, Birte Kaufmann (*1981) presented her long-term reportage 'The Travellers' (2011–2014), covering the lifestyle of Ireland's largest minority group, the Pavee. Barely acknowledged by the rest of the Irish population, these nomads lead a life following the rules and customs of historic migrant labourers. Kaufmann's documentation is a sequel to her graduate work at the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin.
Other awards winners were Sara-Lena Maierhofer, Arne Schmitt and Kalouna Toulakoun for their projects on illusory realities, neo-liberal architecture and emigration, respectively.
You can find more information about the exhibition and the award-winning works at: Wuestenrot