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Anja Schaffner

MA work

There are moments when I want to slow things down. I stare and imagine that moment on hold. It is like when someone says psst, and you stop and listen for this short while. Afterwards, things continue in their usual way. Some images continue to hum though.

Taking photographs is one way of creating a sense of continuity in this life. Photographs never end. But perhaps new images can stop the old ones from haunting us.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2008

  • There are moments when I want to slow things down. I stare and imagine that moment on hold. It is like when someone says psst, and you stop and listen for this short while. Afterwards, things continue in their usual way. Some images continue to hum though.

    Taking photographs is one way of creating a sense of continuity in this life. Photographs never end. But perhaps new images can stop the old ones from haunting us.

  • Degrees

  • Diploma in Visual Communication, University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany, 2001
  • Experience

  • Art Director, Schmitz-Komm.de Medien GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, 2003-6
  • Exhibitions

  • Fake (Workshop with Kirsten Geisler), Edith Ruß Site for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany, 2002; One Millimetre in Three Days, Gallery KunstLeben, Hamburg, Germany, 2005; On the Edge of Life, Bath Music Festival 07; Man Group Photography Prize, Royal College of Art, 2007
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, Man Group Photography Prize, 2007