"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)

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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 Schröders 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 

Max Ferguson is a photographer, writer and curator from London. He is the Founder of Oval Press, the Founding Editor of Splash & Grab Magazine, the Photo Editor of Granta Magazine. Alongside his friend, and collaborator Cian Oba Smith, Max co-authored ‘The Portrait Photographer’s Manual, which was published by Thames & Hudson in 2023. He is a Senior Lecturer on the BA Photography course at the London College of Communication and a regular visiting lecturer on various photography programmes across the UK. Previous experience includes ve years as the Director of Photography of Port Magazine and several years as a regular freelance Photo Editor at the Financial Times Weekend Magazine. Max recently completed his MA in Photography at UWE in Bristol. His debut book of photographs Whistling for Owls has now sold out.
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