Lockdown Lights 2020
The first photographs of Lockdown Lights were taken during the lockdown period from March to May 2020.
The photographs visualise the publicly ordered seclusion into ones private environment. They deal with light and shadow and with temporal changes. The light that falls from the outside into the inside receives special attention and significance. It becomes a substitute for so much that is missing. Reflections, light and shadow become the only guests. Changes in the otherwise familiar and everyday surroundings are perceived as special.
The Lockdown Lights project is about the visualisation of absence and longing. I would like to continue this project with further photographic work in other places – for example a temporary residence. The resulting works will be transformed into an exhibition concept which refers to the in situ/local situation, including a video on the subject (light surges – Lichtbrandungen).
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Stefanie Minzenmay lives and works in Neuss, Germany. From 2012 to 2014 she attended several year classes at the School for Artistic Photography in Düsseldorf. From 2015 to 2016 she joined seminars at the Lichtblick School Cologne. This was followed by a series of awards and the presentation of the Residence Prize of the Portrait Hellerau Photography Award in 2016. She focuses on serial and conceputal photographic projects. Her work is characterized by simplicity, yet strong formal compositions, which combine the understated colours and account for their unassuming, yet often monumental character. Minzenmay's photographic works are represented in various private and public collections and have been exhibited internationally, including among others at the Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Hellerau European Centre of Arts Dresden, Kolga Tiblisi Photo Festival, LACMA Los Angeles, Whitebox Gallery PUBLIKA, Kuala Lumpur, Gallery Kortil, Rijeka and most recently at the Foto Forum Bolzano.