As the granddaughter of a family from Sudetenland, Yvonne Most pursues her family roots photographically. More than three million Germans from the Sudetenland were driven away from their home countries after WW2 in a Diaspora spreading them all over the world. Yvonne was compelled to find out more about their flight and the fate of her family. In doing so, she discovers connections to collective experiences from traces of memory and historical research. Her photo series opens up a new perspective on the region, a landscape with deep scars, which is constantly evolving.
The challenge was finding a way to combine a hybrid of a documentary photographic narrative with fragments from present day life in terms of content and form. The photographer is interested in the incomplete, the imperfections, and what happens or does not happen on the periphery. The photo series raises questions about the artist’s own biography and enables the viewer to reflect on his or her need for an old and new homeland
About - Yvonne Most (*1981) studied photography at at the Kunsthochschule Halle and the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin and works as a freelance photographer for numerous magazines, including Neon, Nido, and ZEIT Campus, and as a lecturer at, among other places, C/O Berlin.