Claudia Leisinger - Photography

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Working with children and schools

By Claudia Leisinger | January 22, 2016
Posted in: Commission 2015 Judith Kerr Primary School

I love the energy of primary school children, the slightly cheeky, pushing-the-boundary interaction with me, the photographer and their mostly not yet self-conscious enjoyment of the camera. Every moment feels so alive.

I find their excitement contagious. And so I was very much looking forward to the day I spent at Judith Kerr Primary School  last November to photograph their school, classes, teaching staff, children and building.

Here are my favorite images.

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Photo exhibition at the 1 Berlin Global Forum

By Claudia Leisinger | January 21, 2016
Posted in: Exhibition BMW Foundation 2015

In November I photographed the very interesting 1 Berlin Global Forum. It was the concluding event of two years of Global Table talks held in China, Italy, Brazil, Poland and Tanzania organized by the BMW foundation and their partner for the two year cycle, the Earth Security Group.

The focus of these talks was on “limited resources - opportunities without borders”  and their purpose is best summed up on the Earth Security Group’s website.

“The Global Tables have created a new stakeholder engagement format, providing an intimate, off-the-record, and high-level meeting in isolated places in nature, which seek to connect the industrial and diplomatic interests of Europe and leading emerging economies on critical sustainable development challenges.”

I was lucky to photograph on all five global tables and have found this experience very inspiring and rewarding, especially meeting the varied participants from all corners of the globe and hearing their inputs during the engaging talks.

For the 1 Berlin Global Forum, the foundation planned an exhibition of my photos taken during these 5 tables. The curation of this exhibition was a labor intense but very enjoyable process. The creative team at Triad came up with the exhibition construction and the hang. Below you can get an impression of how it looked.

The book "Berlin Global Forum" published by Herder, which summaries these 5 tables with articles by participants and my photos, will be publicized in February 2016. Here you can see the E-Book version.

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