“We are delighted that our photographer Till Muellenmeister, as well as winning a VG Bild stipend, has also won a sponsorship award for documentary photography from the Wuestenrot Foundation.”
This year’s award ceremony will take place on the evening of 23 November, 2011, at the art museum in Bochum. Afterwards, the exhibition will open showcasing the works of last year’s winners.
In his project ‘People in Crisis’ Till Muellenmeister, who studied at Bielefeld’s University of Applied Sciences, focuses on the way people in Africa have been forced to leave their homes due to natural disasters or social and political conflicts. He is especially interested in the question of how the homeless and those who have been up-rooted come to terms with their new living conditions. The project uses films and photographs that record moments in the developing events and situations (Ulrich Pohlmann).