© 2018 Julia Hofmann
I am a photographer and designer living between Berlin and Beijing. A wanderer between cultures, cities, China and Germany.
After graduating in Sinology, I studied photography and graphic design in China and Germany. Early during these studies I started to live in different parts of China and Asia. The resulting life between different cultures as well as a changed view on my own culture are having great influence on my work.
My photography, under influence of journalistic photography studies, explores different aspects of Chinese and German society, projects about Chinas mentally challenged, Tibetan refugees in India, Beijing’s demolition of the old quarters, women in Germany after retirement.
A lot of my more recent work is dealing with personal topics. These rather abstract and conceptual photographs are putting personal struggles, feelings and mental states in a wider context of society. The photographs are deliberately leaving the viewer space for reflection and exchange. „Blurred“, 2015 is about the search for one’s own ideas meanings and ideas in life. „Between everyday lifes“ explores life between the German and the Chinese culture. „Realities“, 2017 is dealing with the relation of one’s environment and the inner state of mind.
I create printed matters (like brochures, flyers, poster) as well as CD Elements. Especially in recent years I also developed elements for websites and social media and designed websites with WordPress.
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