SAILORS YARN collective


We are a part of the SAILOR´S YARN collective based in Berlin & Habana where we run our studio. Since 2015 we realizes 2-artist projects. ​ JUAN ARISTIDES OTAMENDIZ (Cuba) Afrocuban photographer/Worked for years as in fashion until 2015 he discovered photography. Workshops: Since 2015 photography at „UNEAC-Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba“/Member of MAKRO independent Cuban photoagency /Lives in Havana. His projects focus on daily culture & life beyond the fast lane. He draws social diagrams of life in a island between yesterday & tomorrow. His award-winning photos (LAF6-LatinAmericanPhotography award; Kolga Award etc.) have been exhibited in Cuba, Italy, Austria, Germany, Georgia & Ethiopia. KIRSTIN SCHMITT (Germany) Anthropologist, filmmaker & photographer lives since 2006 Havana & Berlin. Her long term projects focusing the impact of transition on individuals and liminal stages. Characteristic of her work is the use of the environment & intimate encounters with the strength & vulnerability of her protagonists. Kirstins award-winning photos (Sony Award 1stplace/IPA-1st place/Px3 1st place etc.) & moving images got exhibited at art fairs & festivals (Art Basel Miami-Scop art, Somerset house London, Shanghai International Film Festival, Dok-Leipzig, SIPF-Singapor etc.) She had exhibitions in both Americas, Asia, Africa & Europa & got published in TimeLightbox,the guardian,Spiegel,Zeit online, NZZ,Huffington Post & TV etc.

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