Katrin Trautner

born in 1981, Delmenhorst lives in Hamburg, Germany

Morgenliebe (Morning Love) (2008)

Society cannot avoid the reality of a drastic demographic change: increasing life expectancy combined with a declining birth rate. The age-old myth around the idea of youth prevails, though. What does ‘old’ mean anyway? In this series of photographs, I examine this question, by directing a new viewpoint towards the negatively charged image of ageing, thus creating a space where the obsession with youth can be questioned.
Using documentary methods, I develop a hitherto taboo subject: the portrayal of the eroticism of old age.

The series Morgenliebe has been published in 2009 by Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld, Germany.

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