People, culture, and daily life are central facets of Snezhana von Buedingen’s work. In October 2017, the photographer started spending time with Sofie—who lives with Down Syndrome—on her family’s farm in Eilensted, Germany. Since then, von Buedingen has shared in the highs and lows of Sofie’s first steps into love, among other aspects of everyday life, from which the series “Meeting Sofie” blooms.

How to View

During the day, the installment can be viewed on monitors inside the ICP Museum and during evening hours, images are literally “projected” onto the windows of the ICP Museum; they can be viewed from the sidewalk outside the Museum and are most visible after sunset. Learn more about Projected.

About the Artist

Snezhana von Buedingen is a Cologne-based photographer renowned for her portraiture and social documentary artwork. Von Buedingen, born in 1983 in Perm, Russia, studied journalism at the University in Osnabrueck and photography at the Fotoakademie Cologne (Germany). She shoots with analogue film.

Image: © Snezhana von Buedingen