• Jessica Backhaus SIGNED COPY: Six Degrees of Freedom
  • Jessica Backhaus SIGNED COPY: Six Degrees of Freedom
  • Jessica Backhaus SIGNED COPY: Six Degrees of Freedom
  • Jessica Backhaus SIGNED COPY: Six Degrees of Freedom
  • Jessica Backhaus SIGNED COPY: Six Degrees of Freedom
  • Jessica Backhaus SIGNED COPY: Six Degrees of Freedom
  • Jessica Backhaus SIGNED COPY: Six Degrees of Freedom
  • Jessica Backhaus SIGNED COPY: Six Degrees of Freedom
  • Jessica Backhaus SIGNED COPY: Six Degrees of Freedom
  • Jessica Backhaus SIGNED COPY: Six Degrees of Freedom
  • Jessica Backhaus SIGNED COPY: Six Degrees of Freedom

Jessica Backhaus SIGNED COPY: Six Degrees of Freedom

Jessica Backhaus (b. 1970) examines, with her latest photographic series Six degrees of freedom, universal questions of human existence. Based on her own life story she inquires after the significance of knowing the roots of one's own existence and to what extent it is possible to re-elaborate these – usually prescribed – roots. Initially unconsciously, then ever more purposefully the photographer, who grew up in a family of artists, at some point in her life set off in search of her own background. On this journey she visits places of her childhood and youth and fills the gaps in her memories. With her photographs she symbolically captures the essence of this search and of her life stages. Simultaneously, she pulls off the balancing act of keeping the images open for the beholder. Her photographs possess metaphoric potential and work against the grain of a classic social documentary photography. They alternate between realism and abstraction. Jessica Backhaus is regarded as one of the most important representatives of contemporary photography in Germany. Her works are internationally exhibited, published and are found in major collections. Six degrees of freedom is her sixth photobook at Kehrer Verlag and deals with the great universal themes of background, yearning, identity, and destiny.


Hardcover 22,8 x 27,4 cm 132 pages 64 color and b/w illustrations English, German Available ISBN 978-3-86828-667-0-S 2015

Design:

Kehrer Design (Hannah Feldmeier)

Exhibitions

ETERNITY IN AN HOUR
Goethe-Institut Paris
08.11.2018 – 08.01.2019

Copenhagen Photo Festival
07. – 17.06.2018

Centrum Kultury Zamek Poznan, Poland
23.03. – 07.05.2017

Ballwanz Lebenswelten, Frankfurt
17.03. – 28.04.2017

Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam
25.02. – 25.03.2017

Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne
02.09. – 21.10.2016

Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin
10.09. – 19.11.2016

Book Signings

Bildband Berlin
12.03.2016

Lia Wolf Cabinet
19.04.2016

C/O Book Days
30.09.2016, 13.30 Uhr

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