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Polly Hummel

Photographer

Polly Hummel, born 1975 in the GDR, is a photographer and artist. She has been living and working in Porto, Portugal. Her pictures tell only part of a story. A detail sheds a little light on this story, the rest remains in darkness. The visual language is poetic. She like it when it remains abstract and slightly eerie, without a definitive place and time. There are both, staged moments in which she can step out of reality, as well as everyday life which capture a kind of honesty. With preference using analog film in black and white or color. The two themes are interwoven throughout her life story. All stories carry their own specific spirit. Feelings of loneliness, vulnerability and the search for happiness and identity are experienced every day. Polly Hummel´s current project, küss den frosch, wich was developed during the course Master em Fotografia Artística at the Instituto de Producao Cultural&Imagem in Porto, Portugal, is her first exhibition.

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