10 Jul 2020
Photographer Judith Stenneken On Texture, Journeys And The Concept Of Home
A visual interview with Judith Stenneken, looking at her photography.
We present an intimate visual interview with Judith Stenneken, the grand Prize Winner of the Photography Book Now Competition.
Judith Stenneken grew up in a small village in the north of Germany. She also lived in Berlin and London before she moved to New York. Firstly, she achieved an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media. This was completed at the School of Visual Arts, New York in 2013. Secondly, her first self-published book ‘Last Call | Zentralflughafen Tempelhof‘ won the Grand Prize of Blurb’s Photography Book Now contest in 2010. Undoubtedly, she also received the International Young Talent Award of the F/Stop Photo Festival in Leipzig the previous year. In 2011, she was selected as one of ‘PDN’s 30 – New and Emerging Photographers to watch’.
Judith Stenneken’s photography explores transitional spaces and our relationship to them. As a starting point, she speaks to us about the recurrent metaphors used in her work. I ask Judith for a selection of visual responses to the concept of journey. She speaks to us about intimacy in times of departure and arrival, as well as her ideas on the concept of a home.
Here we see images as part of Judith’s new book project entitled ‘Welcome Home’. To summarize, the release of the book coincides with the opening of Judith’s solo exhibition. This takes place at Galerie f5,6 in Munich, Germany in April, 2016.
In addition, Judith Stenneken has been scouted by our partners Der Greif, an award-winning print- and online-publication. In 2015, she exhibited in ‘Guest Room’, a collaboration with Der Greif and Galerie f5,6 in Munich. Similarly, Stenneken also features in the homonymous publication curated by Katrin Weber.