German photographer Sophie Kirchner focuses in her personal work on documentig social issues and has a strong interest in giving voice to social disadvantaged groups. We have no intend to start a discussion if documentary photography is art. In our eyes Sophie's pictures of female athletes in "male" sports are true masterpieces.
In her photoserie Male Sports she portrays females who play water polo, ice hockey and rugby right after the game. Pupils wide open, adrenaline still pumping. Strong women, strong images!
Sophie's intention is not to provoke the conservative manly sportsworld. It's to portrait female athletes who love what they do. With her portraits she tries to 'point out that these women are not marginal, but that society is marginalizing them.' Intention understood loud and clear! And strong portrait photography signed, sealed, delivered.
To read more about this young and talented Berlin photographer be sure to take a look at her website:
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