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Regine Petersen

MA work

I use photography as a vehicle for thinking. My sessions and studies are fluid; they have no fixed or predetermined end point. My method of working gives me the space to be constantly reflective and permits my work to develop in new and unforeseen directions. I simultaneously engineer and happen upon my photographs. The coexistence of intimacy and of distance – of presence and of absence – underscores my work. These paradoxes are encapsulated in the photographic image: a still frame that holds so many tensions, but at the same time is entirely opaque and doesn’t provide a clear answer. One cannot look behind the image to ‘find out’.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2009

  • I use photography as a vehicle for thinking. My sessions and studies are fluid; they have no fixed or predetermined end point. My method of working gives me the space to be constantly reflective and permits my work to develop in new and unforeseen directions. I simultaneously engineer and happen upon my photographs. The coexistence of intimacy and of distance – of presence and of absence – underscores my work. These paradoxes are encapsulated in the photographic image: a still frame that holds so many tensions, but at the same time is entirely opaque and doesn’t provide a clear answer. One cannot look behind the image to ‘find out’.

  • Degrees

  • Graduate Diploma in Communication Design / Photography, University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • Small Show Huge Talent, Kiddell Gallery, Sotheby’s, London, 2009; Gute Aussichten - New German Photography, House of Photography / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany, 2007; Voies Off, Cour de l’Archevêché, Arles, France, 2007; The Hair (solo show), Galerie Linda, Hamburg, Germany, 2006
  • Awards

  • First prize, Leica Photography Prize, 2008; Honorable Mention, Otto Steinert Award, 2007; Winner, Gute Aussichten - New German Photography 2006/7, 2006