LEONA OHSIEK, GERMANY

GERMANY: WHEN DAD IS EVERYTHING

Hannah lives with her dad in a small apartment in Hanover’s district of Linden. She was only a few months old when her mother died in a car crash. The girl was not old enough to have any memories of the time before. Losing her mother thus haunts him more than her, says her father. Once in a while, however, there are those moments of melancholy and silent grief.

Leona Ohsiek, born in 1995 and currently a student of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover, has documented “the ups and downs of a small family without a mother” in a sensitive and affectionate manner, simultaneously perceiving the emotional relationship of two people whose heart was taken away.

Curriculum Vitae: Leona Ohsiek (UAS Hannover)

UNICEF Foto des Jahres: Leona Ohsiek

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Leona Ohsiek, geb. 1995 in Hannover (Deutschland) studiert seit 2013 "Fotojournalismus und Dokumentarfotografie" an der Hochschule Hannover. In ihrer Fotografie beschäftigt sie sich vor allem mit sozialen Fragestellungen und Umweltthemen.

Für ihre Geschichte "Islam 2.0" über eine junge Muslima, die ein Leben zwischen religiöser Tradition und alltäglicher Moderne führt, erhielt sie 2014 den zweiten Platz des Zenith Fotopreises. Ihre aktuelle Arbeit "Bilderbuch zu zweit" zeichnet sich durch die persönliche Nähe zu den Protagonisten und einen sensiblen Blick für besondere emotionale Momente aus.

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