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Sarah Schrimpf - 2017 Student Sony Grant

We see sculpture as a three-dimensional form that often needs to be experienced in person, however it is commonly reproduced through photography. How does photography transform our encounters with everyday objects? Focussing on form and light the series of images will bring to light how we can turn the common object into something unusual, beautiful and fascinating.

Each of the three photographers from the 2017 student focus awards have been chosen as they span three continents, the photographers will need to work together to ultimately create a showcase of their work - seen as one body - along this one central theme but maintaining their individual/geographical view.

Sarah Schrimpf  - She was born in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. Currently, she lives and works in Lodz but often travels abroad for her various projects. In 2012, after some experiences in theatre, Sarah enrolled in the photography department of the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. To further hone her artistic skills, she studied photography at the "Louis-Lumière" film, photography and sound school in Paris, where she also received a solid training in filmmaking. Afterwards she experimented with all forms of graphic arts during a one-year residency at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Poland, and further supplemented her formal education with a stay at the ESADMM in Marseille, where she also made her first steps in design. For the academic year 2018/19 she is studying in the cinematography department at the National Filmschool in Lodz, Poland.