Fotomonday: Like a bird – by Johanna Maria Fritz

With “Fotomonday“, each week we showcase the work of women photographers from around the world.



Iran, Afghanistan and the Gaza Strip. Three places known for their dismal political character and for their difficult living conditions, the inhabitants of these countries have developed a circus culture quite uncomparable to the rest of the world. From political clowns in Gaza trying to deliver a performance reflecting the absurdity of living on the front line between Hamas and the IDF, to circus schools trying to offer Afghan children an alternative path, and from Iran, directly confronting fun in probably one of the most (wrongly) stigmatised countries on the face of the earth. ‘’Like a Bird“ is how a young boy described his feeling in the circus. 




Johanna-Maria Fritz (1994) studied photography at the «Ostkreuz Schule für Fotografie» in Berlin/Germany. 
She is an assistant of Daniel Josefsohn, shot the cover of the music album «Atlas» by the German Indie band «Fuck Art Let´s Dance» and has been published in well-known magazines and newspapers like National Geographic, Spiegel and Die Zeit. Her artwork has been shown at important German exhibition space C/O Berlin. She has exhibited worldwide in countries like Australia, France, Germany, Switzerland as well as China, Iceland, Ukraine and the US. Johanna-Maria lives and works in Berlin.

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