The exhibition ‘Evoking Spirits – Balinese Dance’ opens at the Bernhard Nocht Institute in Hamburg on April 23, 2016. The evocative black and white images, taken by Berlin-based photographer Johanna Henning with a Leica and an analogue Hasselblad, will be on display in the Institute’s outpatients wing until the end of September.
In 2015, Henning travelled to the Indonesian province of Papua and the island of Sumatra, in cooperation with the Indonesian embassy and the German-Indonesian Society (DIG) respectively. In Bali, the photographer was granted access to a school for Balinese dance, where she captured the series ‘Evoking Spirits’.
Born in Eckernförde, Germany, Johanna Henning now lives and works in Berlin. Her career path in the media and creative industry along with studies at different universities led her to Paris, London, India, Istanbul, Dusseldorf and Hamburg. In 2013, having completed a year at the New School for Photography in Berlin, Henning decided to become a freelance photographer whilst simultaneously working as an assistant for a number of internationally renowned photographers. Reportages, fashion and portrait photography are the primary focus of her work.
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