2016 International Portfolio Competition at Soho Photo
Image above: ©Astrid Reischwitz, Stories from the Kitchen Table / Courtesy of Soho Photo
Soho Photo Gallery’s panel of jurors for the second International Portfolio Competition has selected three portfolios for exhibition. Each portfolio will be on exhibit for one month. Astrid Reischwitz, of Bedford, MA will exhibit in April. Lou Krueger, of Bowling Green, OH will exhibit in May and Irene Imfeld, of Oakland, CA will exhibit in June. There were 152 portfolios submitted consisting of 2,525 images. The portfolios came from 28 states and 14 countries.
Astrid Reischwitz, is exhibiting photographs from her series “Stories from the Kitchen Table”. Created to preserve and honor a fading way of life in her childhood home, an old farmhouse in Northern Germany, this project portrays the people who lived and worked under the roof of this farmhouse. These composite images, based on old family photos combined with current impressions, depict the essence of home: gathering around the kitchen table with family and friends to share stories old and new.