Claudia Leisinger - Photography

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Portrait of Britain

By Claudia Leisinger | August 08, 2016
Posted in: Exhibition Portrait Awards 2016 Portrait of Britain

I entered the Portrait of Britain award run by the British Journal of Photography.

They aim to create a groundbreaking nationwide public exhibition that will show the face of modern Britain and have selected 100 winning portraits to be showcased on JCDecaux digital screens nationwide during September 2016.

And two of these photographs will be mine!

I really like the idea and I can't wait to see how it will look. Here are my two winning portraits, both from my story "The Last Of The Fish Porters"

Brett and Jeff, let's go and have a coffee below the two JCDecaux digital screens showing your portraits, shall we?



here at Victoria Station.

Jeff at Victoria Station

Brett at Victoria Station

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My Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Award entry

By Claudia Leisinger | August 07, 2016
Posted in: Portrait Awards 2016 Taylor Wessing

After a long break from the annual Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Award, I entered again this year with these images below. It was an interesting exercise to settle on only a few portraits from last year and to declare - these are the ones I like the best right now.

Apart from that I also printed them at Photofusion with Richard, and that was a joy in itself.

The captions for the following photographs are:

1. Juarez, chief of the Munduruku tribe settled in Sawre Muybu, stands in the middle of the 4 meter wide demarcation line, him and his men have cut into the Amazonian forest to mark out their land. They are fighting against the creation of a hydroelectricity dam by the Brazilian Government that would flood much of their territory. From "Of Flying Rivers and Flooded Lands"

2.Woman from the Munduruku tribe washes dishes in the Tapajós river in Sawre Muybu, their ancestral "holy land". From "Of Flying Rivers and Flooded Lands" 

3. Munduruku mother is bathing with her new born baby in the Tapajós river, Sawre Muybu, Brazil. From "Of Flying Rivers and Flooded Lands"

4. Donna Maria Bibiana da Silva is with 107 year, the oldest woman in Pimental, a village that would be flooded completely if the plans for the Sao Luiz do Tapajós dam were to go ahead. From "Of Flying Rivers and Flooded Lands"

5.Portrait of Ciara and her 9 month old son, South London 2016.

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Folie Circulaire - photos on a film set

By Claudia Leisinger | August 06, 2016
Posted in: Commission update on work 2016 film set

These are some of the many photos I took on the film set for the teaser trailer of
"FOLIE CIRCULAIRE" a film directed by Charlotte McGowan-Griffin and shot by Leah Striker.

FOLIE CIRCULAIRE is an experimental feature-length film and film-based installation inspired by two photographic prints taken in 1894 which show the floor works of a psychiatric patient, Marie Lieb, played by the amazing actress/performer Anne Tismer.

The photographs show enigmatic floor installations, strips and scraps of fabric, perhaps torn from institutional bedding and clothing. They had been frayed, folded, braided, and laid out in formation on the floor of her room at the University Clinic in Heidelberg where she was a patient on and off for 20 years.

I had a very lovely time and am now very much looking forward to seeing the trailer.

Photograph print taken in 1894 of the floor creations by Marie Lieb.

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