Anne Ackermann

documentary photographer & photojournalist
  
Small Suns
Location: Speyer
Nationality: Germany
Biography: Anne Ackermann is a documentary photographer based in Germany working worldwide. Her work often focuses on women’s and contemporary issues, touching themes ranging from migration and aftermath to skin bleaching and plastic surgery, from... read on
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Small Suns
Copyright anne ackermann 2021
Updated 04/23/21
Small Suns ( started as a Corona diary)

For some time now we have been living in this discomfort. Like a cloud of invisible danger that wraps itself around us the threat is not to grasp with senses, yet it is everywhere around us and on our minds.

Our days are spent at home. On most mornings sunbeams fall through the windows bathing a tiny spot of the world in their beautiful light. It’s in this light full of contrast and drama that I take photographs of the daily lives of my kids. A big life, in a small space.

There is a palette of emotions that I witness unfold everyday between and with my children. This to me is a powerful counterforce, a reminder to live in the moment, to look closer, to accept.
And there is beauty everywhere.
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