Fee-Gloria Groenemeyer was born in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1993. She started as a street photographer, documenting her travels but soon she realised that photography was more than just a hobby. Over the past few years she has steadily evolved her photographic eye and started to create her own artistic personality.
“I am interested in the way people interact with each other and with society. This curiosity helped me create images that are more than just beautiful. My photography is driven by detailed planning and research of composition, look and location that best represent a topic, person or feeling. Yet, I try to achieve a natural look that reminds of documentary photography.”
What would be your message to young girls around the globe?
Believe in yourself, do not listen to people who tell you ‘this is not possible’, question everything, love yourself, be persistent, listen to the people who love you.
What social / political issues are the most important to you?
I actually read the news every day and there is so much that needs to change. I personally think that pollution is a huge problem that will last for generations to come if we don’t act now.
Another thing that scares me is the rise of authoritarian leaders around the world (see Brazil, US, Hungary etc.). And of course human rights, we need to work towards giving everyone the chance to be who they want to be
What keeps you sane in this insane world?
Travelling. Constantly finding new people who believe in what they do and work hard to make this world a better place.
I also try to read about positive news, since the big news outlets mainly report on the negative. And my cat.
What do you see as your biggest challenge?
Constantly trying to push myself and my photography into new directions. I often try to find ways to tackle political topics in my images.
It is hard to always do something new with so many people in this field doing the same, but I try to give it my own twist, which isn’t always easy.
Who is your role model / hero? Who do you look up to?
There is a lot of people who inspire me and that I look up to, but I try to live by my own standard and try to be the best version of myself.
Fun fact about you
I am not very funny and I love salt.
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Inteview by: Dārta Treimane