In their photographs, Signe Heldt and Marina Cordes document stories of family life together in the large housing estate Steilshoop in Hamburg. Understood as an ideal solution and social utopia, society's perception of the housing estate has predominantly turned negative. Over a period of one and a half years, the photographers got to know families living there. They sought closeness, questioned social perceptions and took part in intimate everyday scenes.
ebenda is a long-term project and has not only received awards and been exhibited in our 20 out of 20, but has also won international awards and been published in publications such as ZEITmagazin. Signe and Marina completed their bachelor's degree in photography at HAW Hamburg. Marina is a freelance photographer and picture editor in Hamburg. From spring '22 she will attend the picture editing class 2022/23 at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin. Signe works as a picture editor for DER SPIEGEL as well as a freelance photographer in her adopted home of Hamburg. In spring '21, she graduated as a photo editor from the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin.
On Instagram, Signe and Marina share the stories behind their work.