“A Place Called Home” – Photos by Corinna Kern
Corinna Kern is a German-born photojournalist and documentary photographer currently based in South Africa. In her photo project A Place Called Home Kern shoots non-conformist lifestyles from the fringes of society captured from an insider-perspective that give intimate insights into peoples’ lives. “What does home mean to you? How is the experience of home related to a place or a feeling? How does this experience manifest itself around a life in constant transition?” These are questions Kern explores in her photo project “A Place Called Home”. Intimate and deeply personal portraits of people that few outsiders get to see.
“This project explores the concept of home within London’s squatting scene. What might commonly be perceived as a shelter for the homeless or poor is often a conscious choice – an alternative and communal way of living. By becoming part of the squatting community, Corinna Kern embarked on a personal journey through which she discovered homes that extend far beyond a physical existence. From warehouses to design studios, from restaurants to fabric storehouses, each place has gained its own vibe of the people and their lifestyle – and with these a sense of home” – Corinna Kern.