Seville, Sevilla, Spain
Claudia is a German photographer and artist based in Seville and Cairo, between which she is travelling internationally for her work. She lived permanently in Cairo and Istanbul for the past 17 years and changed her base in December 2015 to Seville, southern Spain. Her work has appeared in international publications, such as GEO, Stern, New York Times Magazine and The Guardian and she works frequently for a number of organisations, including UNICEF, GIZ and Johns Hopkins. Claudia is the author of three photo books, the last one “Schuhgröße 37" (Boot Size 4) about Women Football in Egypt, Palestine, Turkey and Germany. Her work has frequently been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide at venues like the Kestner Museum (Hanover), Antikenmuseum (Basel), Kreuzbergmuseum (Berlin), HOST Gallery (London) and several Goethe Institutes worldwide. She received several awards and grants for her work. In 2013 she received the prestigious “Border Crossers” grant from Robert Bosch Foundation for her long term photo project “Post Revolution art and artists in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya”.
2013 - Border Crossers Grant of Robert Bosch Foundation, 2011 - Grant by KULTURWERK of VG Bild-Kunst, 2006 - Grant by KULTURWERK of VG Bild-Kunst, 2002 - Grant by Sawiris Foundation: Coptic Life in Egypt , 2011 - Women's Football in Egypt,Palestine,Turkey,Germany, 2011 - Women's Football in Egypt,Palestine,Turkey,Germany
SPAIN, SEVILLE: Feria de Abril Festival
The ‘Feria de April’, the April Fair, is Seville’s most important festival besides the Semana Santa, the Easter week. This feria also comes with a spectacular amusement park with all sorts of carousels, merry go rounds and roller coasters. Seeing women with their massive dresses on a modern fun fair is like being in a huge open air film set for some historical movie. Many women and men take Sevillana dance classes during winter to be prepared to dance this to the feria dedicated dance. The fair officially begins at midnight on a Monday, when the lights at the enormous especially for the feria constructed gate goes on, and runs six days, ending on the following Sunday.