Dana is a Germany based photographer who mainly focusing on women’s and human rights. Her photographs capture moments in the lives of underprivileged people in developing countries or from a social difficult background and to advocate for a world in which girls and women can do sports without being discriminated against for any reason. She strives to combine the aesthetics and expressive power of photography with the goal of letting the world know about social, ecological and economic injustices.
A NOTE ON HER PHOTOGRAPHY
The basis of her photographic work is the respect and love towards the people whose picture she is taking, no matter how well she knows them, and no matter the circumstances. She “connects” and she wants to make a photograph when she sees a certain “attitude of the heart”, conveyed through a gesture, a facial expression, the body language or the posture and appearance. She loves to observe, she does not direct anybody, and she doesn’t create or impose special situations or positions. She always works with the existing light and space. This way she perceives every good photograph as a present, gratefully, offered to me as the photographer as well as to the person in front of her lens.
Countries and Projects since 2009:
Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Tanzania