ING Unseen Talent Award: Stefanie Moshammer

by Unseen September 05 2017

Photo: One, Two, Three (Evolution), 2017 © Stefanie Moshammer

Biography
Stefanie Moshammer (b. 1988, Austria) received her BA in Graphic Design & Photography from University of Art and Design in Linz, and also attended the BA programme in Advanced Visual Storytelling at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. She published her first photobook – Vegas and She – in 2015, and was selected to be a member of FOAM Talent in 2016. Her work has been published in various print and online publications, including i-D, Collector Daily, GUP Magazine and New York Magazine, and has been exhibited in galleries throughout Austria, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Moshammer’s practice is shaped by her direct experience with the world through an interplay of visual, conceptual poetry and documentary photography.

Artist Statement
My images do not indicate a common ground on which we all stand in agreement. It is diversity itself – the truth of the difference and the contrast – that people experience belonging to different places. There is a persistent, blurred line between balance and disharmony, order and chaos, good and bad. My aim is to find parallels in these contrasts – to see similarity in the dissimilar – that form common ground. The work functions as a mirror of our cultural diversity and the resulting paradoxes in today’s society.

Voting has now closed. The winner will be announced at Unseen Amsterdam.