"Family pictures are photographs that help us remember and often even create memories. They can also be images that only exist in our heads, created through stories and our own imagination."
Artist: Linn Schröder
Project: Ich denke auch Familienbilder” (I Also Think Family Pictures)
Linn Schröder traveled to Poland with her twin daughters and followed the footsteps of her mother-in-law, who had to flee to Germany as a young girl during World War II and passed down her experience in stories. This creates a connection between three generations: the grandmother, the mother, and the daughters. She also photographed a befriended family with twins at regular intervals and the boy next door, whom she encounters again and again. Schröder often works in black and white, which gives the images an air of universal validity. Seemingly identical nature shots that repeatedly interrupt the narrative flow reinforce this timelessness. At the same time, Linn Schröder’s work points far beyond personal experience. Associative images emerge that tell stories in themselves and tell us something about our humanity. In this photographic work, these worlds of thought are given an intense, mysteriously dreamlike, poetic stage.
© Linn Schröder
Curator / Editor : Ecaterina Rusu