Saturday, 02 December, 11:00 - 11:45 (CET)
"Hermine Oberrück's photographic gaze is directed at the relationship between cause and effect, at the depiction of suffering, fear, dependency, resistance, political discontent, life with impairments and marginalised existences on the one hand and the individual, social and political framework conditions of human life situations on the other... In her work, she combines the scientist's technical-analytical approach to social problems with the photographer's emphatic view of the individual. She accompanies fates photographically and makes their conditionality transparent. At the same time, as a journalist, she maintains the necessary distance. There is no need for comparisons with other photographers to classify Hermine Oberück. She is a solitaire in the German photo scene, like a free-standing tree in nature, free-standing and yet deeply rooted in life and togetherness." (Christoph Linzbach in brennpunkt 1/2023)
Born in 1951, lives and works in Bielefeld. Since 1988 freelance photographer, e.g. for SPIEGEL, ZEIT and EPD, including social photography reportages from the health sector, on working and living conditions (e.g. of people with handicaps and dementia) and documentation of forms of political resistance, e.g. against nuclear energy and right-wing radicalism. Long-term studies, exhibitions and publications on topics such as "Living with breast cancer", "Migration" and "Life after Chernobyl".