Sonja Braas

23.12.2011 in15:15 in Landscapes, Nature, animals -->


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Sonja Braas, 1968, Germany, lives and works in New York. In her series The Quiet of Dissolution Sonja shows us various natural catastrophes, but in a way that we have never seen before. The viewer begins to wonder how she got so close to the disasters and how she continuously get’s a certain serenity in her photographs. Sonja actually builds the scenes herself in a studio as idealized models of reality. In her series You Are Here she took pictures of zoological gardens and natural science museums and put them alongside images of real landscapes. This confuses the viewer when attempting to figure out what is real and what is not.