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40 x 60 cm
15.75 x 24 in

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Fine art inkjet print

About the Artist

1970 , Germany

Jessica Backhaus was born in Cuxhaven, Germany in 1970 and grew up in an artistic family. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Paris, where she later studied photography and visual communications. Here she met Gisele Freund in 1992, who became her mentor. In 1995 her passion for photography drew her to New York, where she assisted photographers, pursued her own projects and lived until 2009. Jessica Backhaus is regarded as one of the most distinguished voices in contemporary photography in Germany today. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the National Portrait Gallery, London, and the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. To date, seven publications to her name; Jesus and the Cherries, 2005, What Still Remains, 2008, One Day in November, 2008, I Wanted to See the World, 2010, ONE DAY- 10 photographers, 2010, Once, still and forever, 2012 and Six degrees of freedom, 2015, all published by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin. Her photographs are in many prominent art collections including Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Germany, ING Art Collection, Belgium, Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA and the Margulies Collection, Miami, USA.

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Lisbon, R. Joly Braga Santos, Lote F – R/c

Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporanea maintains a programme of about seven exhibitions per year, at least one group, often organised by external curators. It has been supporting and promoting not only the work of a successful generation of artists, some of them over the course of 15 years, but also established ones. Designed by the well-known Aires Mateus team ...

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