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Elena Helfrecht

Photographer

Elena Helfrecht (b. 1992, Germany) is a visual artist based in London. In 2014 she graduated in Art History and Book Science at Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen and is currently undertaking an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art until 2019. Her photographic practice revolves around consciousness and its interactions with mental and material environments. She is interested in how inner space is informed and influenced, where it originates and how it can be made visible. Engaging in creative play becomes a direct connection between the internal and the external realm. Through this process, she relates individual experiences to collective history and turns personal involvement into a shared understanding. Her images are created from multiple layers of meaning, characterised by a visceral iconography. She is influenced by the folklore of her childhood in Bavaria and her active and continuous passion for Art History and Psychology.

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