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Heidi Specker: D'Elsi – mountain pass 3, 2007, Pigmentdruck, © (Heidi Specker) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2008; courtesy Fiedler Contemporary, Köln / Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Heidi Specker: D'Elsi – Elsi 2, 2007, Pigmentdruck, © (Heidi Specker) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2008; courtesy Fiedler Contemporary, Köln / Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Heidi Specker: D'Elsi – ice, 2007, Pigmentdruck, © (Heidi Specker) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2008; courtesy Fiedler Contemporary, Köln / Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin

D'Elsi (mountain pass 3, Elsi 2, ice), 2007, pigment prints
© (Heidi Specker) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2008; Courtesy Grimaldi Gavin, London

With her group of tightly composed colour photographs, Heidi Specker creates the multilayered portrait of a woman she met in Switzerland whose fate and unconventional way of life fascinate her. Pictures of the immediate living environment, the Alpine landscape and domestic surroundings, together with still lifes and portraits, form a mosaic in which the author approaches her protagonist in an original way.

  • 1962
    born in Damme, lives in Berlin
  • 1984–1990
    studied at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
  • 1995
    studied at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts, master student of Joachim Brohm
  • 2006
    guest lecturer at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts
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  • www.heidispecker.de