Alma Haser

The United Kingdom, London The Photographers' Gallery

Alma Haser (DE, 1989) is a German-born, UK-based portrait photographer. She is known for her complex and meticulously constructed two and three-dimensional works, which combine photography with collage and origami techniques. Using inventive paper-folding techniques, collage and mixed media, Alma expands the boundaries of traditional portrait photography by creating layers of intrigue around her subjects. Haser’s latest series of plant portraits, Pseudo, uses layering as a means of questioning what is real and what is manufactured, through various stages of re-photographing. Haser completed her Photography degree in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize in 2012. She has since won several awards including the Magenta Foundation’s Bright Spark Award (2013), First Prize at the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris (2015) and Winner of PDN Photo Annual (2016). Her work has been exhibited worldwide.