2nd Place, Sandra Hoyn, Germany
The series ‘Jenny’s Soul’ shows the relationship between a man and his silicon doll and asks, can a man love a doll? Dirk (name changed) has been living with his 6000 Euro doll Jenny since a breakdown four years ago. Because she looks so real, Jenny is more than a sex toy to him; she is a partner. He has a strong emotional relationship with her, hearing and talking to her, and he perceives her soul. Dirk is happy. Jenny gives him a sense of closeness and security; he wouldn’t want to live without her. Their life takes place in the apartment, never outside. Dirk keeps their life together secret.