Week Four of the Unseen Collection
22 August 2012 Unseen Collection
Today we reveal another work of the Unseen Collection, a collection of works contributed by galleries participating in the Unseen Photo Fair, for prices under 1,000 euros. Previous featured works include Ralph Baiker (Mirko Mayer Gallery), Matthew Brandt (Yossi Milo Gallery) and Brian Duffy (Gallery Vassie). Today we present a photograph by Nina Poppe (1979), who will be represented by Robert Morat Galerie at Unseen Photo Fair.
NINA POPPE / ROBERT MORAT GALERIE
Untitled, from the series Ama
Pigment print on aluminum in a wooden frame
27 x 22 cm
Edition of 10
From 11 May until 26 June, the photography museum Foam exhibited Nina Poppe (1979)'s series, Ama. Poppe spent a significant amount of time with the Ama, the legendary fisherwoman of the Japaense island of Ise-Shima. These fisherwomen dive for Abalone, a type of sea snail that is considered a delicacy and therefore commands high prices. They dive without equipment in water that is up to 30 meters deep. The diving is dangerous and tiring, and yet the divers often continue to practice their trade into old age. In her photo reportage, Poppe's work reveals the social context in which these women live, photographing both their lives in the water and on the island. Hamburg-based Robert Morat Gallery has contributed two photographs from this series to the Unseen Collection.