This week, COOPH highlights “Moving Portraits” by Astrid Schulz.
Astrid Susanna Schulz is a photographer based in Bremen, Germany. Throughout the year 2020, Astrid did a series of portraits titled “Moving Portraits.” The images express a feeling of dislocation through the interplay of extended exposures (1-2 seconds) and flash. She states, “Instead of an exact replica of the face, various emotions become visible.” Each portrait reflects the mired of ups and downs that people felt due to Covid-19 and how it created contradictory feelings.
In 2021 Astrid won the National Award Germany of the Sony World Photography Award.