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Sarah Mei Herman

MA work

I am fascinated by relationships between people: The physical closeness or distance between them, and the importance of this physical proximity to others. I mainly focus on family intimacy, with a special interest in sibling relationships.

My younger half-brother Jonathan is an important subject in my work: a nine-year-old boy who has the ability to completely withdraw into his inner world. Throughout the last few years I have been photographing Jonathan alone or together with our father. I’m interested in the ‘triangular’ relationship between the three of us. My memories as a young child, of the relationship with my father, are somehow mirrored in my half-brother.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2010

  • I am fascinated by relationships between people: The physical closeness or distance between them, and the importance of this physical proximity to others. I mainly focus on family intimacy, with a special interest in sibling relationships.

    My younger half-brother Jonathan is an important subject in my work: a nine-year-old boy who has the ability to completely withdraw into his inner world. Throughout the last few years I have been photographing Jonathan alone or together with our father. I’m interested in the ‘triangular’ relationship between the three of us. My memories as a young child, of the relationship with my father, are somehow mirrored in my half-brother.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Photography, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague, Netherlands, 2005; Propaedeutics, Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2000
  • Exhibitions

  • Renaissance Photography Prize 2010, Hospital Club, London, 2010; Hal Silver, Russian Club Gallery, London, 2009; Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore, 2008; Sugarsweet, Gallery 300%, Schiedam, Netherlands, 2006
  • Awards

  • Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds Young Talent Scholarship, 2009; Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten Flexibele Bijdrage Werkbudget Scholarship, 2008-10; Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten Startstipendium Scholarship, 2007