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Elena Helfrecht - Still Life - 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

4 years ago

Plexus is a photographic case study that uses Elena's family home and archival material to investigate her ancestors' history. With this body of work, she wanted to raise awareness of how the aftermath of conflicts can affect the generations that follow, and examine how collective memory is shaped and influenced. Creating a new sense of identity by confronting the past, spanning four generations, provides the basis for a detailed investigation of postmemory, mental health, war and history.