Sabine Dobinsky received the Photography Art Prize 2022 from the Land Brandenburg Lotto GmbH for her series “Portrait of a Lady”.
Award ceremony and vernissage, June 22, 2022, Kunstraum Potsdam.
The series „Portrait of a Lady“ consists of 15 portraits of women from my extended personal circle. The works were created in their homes, incorporating their familiar environment and treasures from their personal collections. As part of our getting to know one another, I gained insights into entire worlds of stories from lives richly lived, insights that helped me to visualise the wonderful personalities of these women. The staging process allowed me to create a framework in which the women were allowed to tell their own stories, utilizing their own deep self-understanding and charisma. I was fascinated to realize that in addition, a female archetype became recognizable, one in which not only their own roots but those of an era seemed to live on. Working with these ladies revealed to me how the outward expression of a life fully lived enriches the definition of beauty.