Viktoria Binschtok reflects on the medium of photography in her photographic work and uses subtle shifts of context to address the function and representation of images. She makes equal use of both her own photographs and images from the internet and other media sources.
'This permanent give and take of image-based information has expanded our role over the years, from that of the passive user to that of the active exhibitionist. Everyone who shares pictures has become more or less a part of this visual culture.'
Binschtok was born in 1972 in Moscow. She grew up in West Germany, and studied photography and free arts at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts.Viktoria Binschtok lives and works in Berlin.