The magazine of the photo-essay
September 2019 issue
Traces of Memory
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As the granddaughter of a family from Sudetenland, Yvonne Most pursues her family roots photographically. In doing so, she discovers connections to collective experiences from traces of memory and historical research. Her photo series opens up a new view onto a region, a landscape with deeps scars, which is constantly evolving. The photographer is interested in the incomplete, the imperfections, and what happens or does not happen on the periphery. The photo series raises questions about the artist's own biography and enables the viewer to reflect on his or her need for an old and new homeland. “Yvonne Most manages to create feelings of longing, stories, historicity, and security from the dialogue between still lifes, landscapes and portraits. Her work describes an exploration and also represents a journey through time. The photographer presents her own pictures alongside historical black and white photographs taken by Sudeten German amateur photographer Josef Grossmann (1891–1970) in the 1920s and 1930s. In doing so, she refers to a time in which the world of mountains,
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by Yvonne Most