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Snezhana von Büdingen and the bizarre ice swimmers

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Snezhana von Büdingen is a Cologne-based, award-winning photographer. Renowned for her portraiture and social documentary artwork. Von Buedingen, born in 1983 in Perm, Russia, studied Journalism at the University in Osnabrueck and Photography at the Fotoakademie Cologne. The exploration of people, culture, and life are the central facets of her work. She always chooses to shoot with analogue film on her projects.Von Büdingen’s work has been exhibited and published worldwide.

About ‘PERMER FROST’:

My hometown of Perm used to be a place of exile for political prisoners in the 19th century. In the 20th century, the city developed into a major industrial center. 

The numerous ice swimmers attracted my attention. I noticed how the urban landscapes act as metaphor for the ice swimmers I portrayed. At first glance, it seems that people have taken on the character of the city. But maybe the ice swimmers feel the need to break away from the city’s capture …

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Time to read
2 min
Words by
Staff
Published on
11 March 2019
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