Dust on Embroidery
I open the door
To greet not anymore
Remember the last time, you said
“This is the room where grandmother died
Now, I am here”
I am here now
And I see what you saw
Small things, hope in vain
Your dust on embroidery
Nothing is left
Only this moment
With the changing life
Shining on the table
Astrid Reischwitz is a Boston-based photographer whose work explores the possibilities of storytelling from a personal perspective. Her projects include intimate views of private spaces and reflections on her own history and values. Using keepsakes from family life, old photographs and storytelling strategies, she builds a visual world of memory, identity, place, and home.
Reischwitz has exhibited at national museums and galleries including solo shows at The Center for Fine Arts Photography, Danforth Art Museum, Griffin Museum of Photography, Providence Center for Photographic Arts, 555 Gallery, Davis Orton Gallery, and Soho Photo Gallery. Her portfolios were also shown in exhibitions at the Photographic Resource Center and Sohn Fine Art Gallery. In 2018, her work was included in the exhibition Domestic Affairs at Newport Art Museum.
Honors include a Gold Medal Award and Portfolio Award at the San Francisco Bay International Photo Show (2018). Reischwitz is a Finalist for the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017, a Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 photographer (2016), and a Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist (2018 and 2015). She is a winner of the Soho Photo Gallery’s 2016 International Portfolio Competition, as well as the Portfolio Showcase 10 at The Center for Fine Arts Photography (2017). She was selected as one of the Top 100 for Review Santa Fe (2015) and received a Silver Medal Award in the San Francisco International Photography Exhibition (2014).
Reischwitz was featured on Lenscratch, LensCulture, What Will You Remember, Wired Japan, Il Post Italy, P3 Portugal, Syracuse University’s Family.Life, and the podcast Sounds Like an Earful. Her work was also published in Aint-Bad Magazine (Curator’s Choice), The Boston Globe, NRC Handelsblad Amsterdam, as well as other print media.
Reischwitz began her study of photography at the International Center of Photography in New York soon after moving to the United States from Germany. She continued her education at the New England School of Photography, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Lesley University, and the Griffin Museum of Photography. She is a graduate of the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany, with a PhD in Chemistry, and holds a Certificate in Arts Administration from New York University.
In addition to making her own photographs, Reischwitz enjoys curating art exhibitions at the Bedford MA Free Public Library.
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