Instead of learning, the blond 16-year-old likes to fool around with her friends and a shopping cart at a supermarket. She lives at a children’s home near Berlin. She does so voluntarily after having spent a while in psychiatric care. She doesn’t want to return home for the time being – the difficult relationship with her mother is still too much for her to bear.

Photographer Anna Jockisch has portrayed a year in the life of German teenagers along with all the trials and tribulations of being a teenager: first love, parties, alcohol, searching for your own identity, conflicts with your parents, etc.

In Ingolstadt, Jockisch documented a part of the life of a 17-year-old girl who attends vocational school. The girl prefers to succumb to daydreams instead of studying. Rebelling against the ‘old folks’ – the privilege of those adolescents whose environment grants them the right to a self-determined life.

Curriclum Vitae: Anna Jokisch

UNICEF Foto des Jahres: Anna Jockisch

© Anna Jockisch



Anna Jockisch wurde am 24. Mai.1986 in München geboren.

Nach Abschluss des Gymnasiums haben diverse Reisen die Entscheidung zur journalistischen Fotografie unterstützt. 2005 begann sie das Fotografiestudium bei Professor Rolf Nobel in Hannover. 2009 absolvierte sie eine halbjährige Hospitanz bei der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung.

Anna wurde 2005 beim Jugendfotopreis mit dem ersten Preis in ihrer Alterskategorie ausgezeichnet. Ihre Arbeit „Jugend in Deutschland“ wurde 2008 auf dem Lumix Festival für jungen Fotojournalismus ausgestellt.


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