Sonja Trabandt is german artist based in Berlin Germany. She was an honors student in Photo Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany. Trabandt honed her skills working in documentary, portraiture, and fine art photography in Berlin, Cape Town, New York, and London. With the help of a scholarship from the DAAD, she attended the University of the Arts in London, graduating in 2012 with a Masters Degree in Photography
Her photographs have been exhibited in Berlin, Potsdam, Cape Town, New York and London. She was accepted for the very renomated scholarschip from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and currently published her book Unverbunden with works from 2005-2012 with einer-books in London. Her work was also published in Das Magazin, Monopol, Prestel/Randomhouse and Tokion Magazine New York.
Through her work, she examines the strengths and weaknesses of human nature. By looking beyond a person’s up-bringing, beyond his or her cultural and social influences, she is able to depict the deeper motivations that make individuals who and what they are. In Sweet Rebellion she explores the joy of violence in contemporary capitalist democracies. What Trabandt wants to understand is the strange fascination with sweet rebellion.
WHEN AND WHERE
Sonja Trabandt has just published an artist editon of her book Unverbunden with einer-books http://www.einer-books.com/sonja-trabandt.html
Sonja is also exhibiting this weekend (15th June) at ARTCONNECT
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