The German photographer Anja Teske, born in 1964, studied fine arts at the University of Hannover (1991 - 1996), at the Repin Institute St. Petersburg (1994) and at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London (1997 - 1999). She was a master student under Prof. Heinrich Riebesehl. She has received numerous awards, such as the Schloss Balmoral One-Year Scholarship (2001) and the Julian Sullivan Award (London 1998).
Anja Teske's photographic works express her own life and her preferences for different cultures. Still lifes and landscapes are a supplement and continuation of a classic portrait. Thus, the series of turfs offers insights to the origin and social position of the owners, similar to a sociological study.
Anja Teske likes to photograph while she is on the move. She discovers her motives through encounters and her own curiosity. She photograph landscapes in order to explore light and plastic modulations. She loves experimenting with volume in a two-dimensional image.
Exhibitions and publications
Anja Teske's works are shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany and abroad, for example in cities such as Vienna, Munich, Paris, Kiev, Barcelona and Amsterdam. They are regularly published in specialist journals (Camera Austria, PhotoNews/D, Katalog/DK) and catalogs. For her book "Zuckerpuppe (EN: Sugar Doll)" (2012), Anja Teske received funding from the Berlin Senate.