The yearly portfolio-viewing event took place in November at the Haus der Photographie in Hamburg's Deichtorhallen. On December 5 the winners of Best Portfolio were announced by a jury that included a representative of the LFI editorial team. The following is an interview with Juliane Herrmann, who came in third.
What were you expecting from the portfolio review?
I had worked very consistently on my portfolio for the last years, and decided it was time to present it in a more professional setting. As a photographer who has been intensely dedicated to one theme for many years, I was naturally curious to see how the outside world might perceive my work. So my main expectation was to get feedback from an external perspective. What I found particularly interesting was the fact that one piece of work can be perceived and valued in a very different manner depending on the context and the reviewer.