Asia, Africa, Europe and America: the most recent graduates of the ‘Photojournalism and Documentary Photography’ course at Hanover University were happy go travel far afield – bringing back photographs, videos, and an entirely unique world view.
To name some examples: In her ‘Facial Feedback’ project, Fanny Harlan asked people from different ethnic backgrounds to convey the seven basic human emotions in the form of facial expressions – holding the position for 60 seconds in front of a camera, and explaining the relevant feeling. The multi-media installation is designed to draw attention to the power of non-verbal communication, as well as our own internal experiences.
Ivanka Penjak introduces her book ‘The White Spot –Hohenschönhausen or the Forgotten City’ about the role of the secret police in the GDR. Her project highlights both the motivation behind the perpetrators’ actions, and the feelings of their victims – illustrating the inextricable connection between ideology and personal freedom.
The project ‘In one Year around the Sun’ by Jakob von Siebenthal is dedicated to the city of Marseille. With visual observations of everyday scenes, he presents the city as a temporary, makeshift space that is constantly in a state of transformation.
Meanwhile in Kenya, Janek Stroisch encountered confident entrepreneurs keen to take advantage of the county’s digital potential. Since 2009, a submarine cable system enables Kenya to be part of a global tech-community. This photo essay shows the developments and protagonists in this emerging market.
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Fanny Harlan, Ivanka Penjak, Jakob von Siebenthal und Janke Stroisch