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Breaking Glass Nomination for the FAPA Fine Art Price 2016


Esther Boesche


“Breaking Glass” is a dialogue about the artist Esther Boesche’s upbringing in Germany, exploring themes of trauma, cultural and family-based conditioning, identity, and female experience. The series consists of silent, emotional self-portraits and objects, such as tulips, coffee cups, and irons, which are tied to strong German rituals and traditions of daily life.

Nominated for the prestigious PAPA Fine Art Prize in 2016, Boesche moved from Germany to the USA in 2013 to pursue an MFA in Photography with a DAAD Award and the Director’s Scholarship from the International Center of Photography. She remained in New York after completing her studies. The physical and temporal distance from her home country has allowed her to reflect on her own identity and cultural heritage, questioning the cultural imprint on her identity.

More images can be seen on her ND Profile: [Esther Boesche on ND Magazine](http://ndmagazine.net/photographer/esther-boesche/)

Esther Boeschework is exhibited internationally, including in American museums, galleries, and art spaces such as the International Center of Photography, A.I.R. Gallery, Chashama Gallery, Camera Club of NYC, 321 Gallery, and Photoville. Her work has been published in the highly regarded Musée Magazine and written about by well-respected photography blogs, including Lenscratch and Mother Muse Collective, among others. Her artistic practice focuses on sociological and political themes, addressing issues like hierarchy, human rights, discrimination, racism, role assignments, and exchangeability.

Born in 1980 in Northern Germany, Boesche studied Communication Design and Photography at the Muthesius School of Arts in Germany and received her MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from the ICP / Bard College in NYC in 2015. As the only German photographer of her year, she was awarded the prestigious DAAD Artist Grant for 2013 and the ICP Director’s Scholarship from 2013 to 2015. She currently lives and works in New York.