31.07.2013 in18:35 in Creative,photoart -->
Jessica Backhaus was born in 1970 in Cuxhaven, Germany. She moved to Paris at the age of sixteen, where she studied visual communication and photography and worked as a picture editor. Eight years later her passion for photography drew her to New York, where she assisted photographers and developed her own style.
Focusing on quiet moments and easily overlooked details, Jessica Backhaus’ visual language is intimate and delicate. She worked for four years on the project that resulted in her first book, Jesus and the Cherries (Kehrer Verlag, 2005) which portrays in vivid colours the simple life in the small Polish town of Netno, where her family had bought a farmhouse.
In 2008 Jessica Backhaus published two books, What Still Remains, a photo series of 65 works created since 2006 in various locations and One Day in November, a visual tribute to her friend and mentor, the photographer Gisele Freund.
Jessica Backhaus’ work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including shows in The National Portrait Gallery in London and the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. She is represented by Laurence Miller Gallery in New York, Robert Morat Galerie in Hamburg and The Photographers’ Gallery in London.
Jessica lives and works in Berlin.