Through the Lens of Clara Bahlsen

Clara Bahlsen is a Berlin-based photographer. After studying visual communication at University of Arts in Berlin, she undertook a postgraduate course at Ostkreuz School for Photography. Combining photography and design practices she often produces books: “I like the book as a medium of photography because of its fixed format. It is interesting when one has certain rules and guidelines to which you have to obey.” One of her recent book projects is “Töchter” (Daughters), which deals with the question of origins and family, and their individual significance for biography and identity. The work is underpinned by the correspondence between constructed ‘house’ sculptures and the portraits of young women, revealing personal and intimate interior worlds. “Daughters” was exhibited at Kunstverein Hannover in 2013 an won the 10th annual Aenne Biermann Preis.

Clara Bahlsen