Traces

My maternal grandmother, Sophie Dusemund (née Mennicken), was born in 1933. As a young girl, she witnessed the Second World War. I remember countless childhood days that my sisters and I spent at our grandparents in Aachen. I still enjoy to visit my grandmother today.

On the one hand we have things in common, on the other hand we differ a lot from each other, if only because of the time in which we grew up. Time leaves its traces, and we too leave traces in the lives of our fellow human beings - both visible and invisible ones.

With the help of photography I want to grasp, understand and capture my grandmother in all her facets. How has the time in which she lives shaped her? Where do our worlds meet? And finally: What do I take with me from her?