Honorable Mention / 2021 / Portraiture / Personality

Ilse Axella

  • Photographer
    Liina Siib
  • Studio
    Carbonary Pictures

Portraits of Ilse Axella Roosipõld (1919–2020) who was one of the most hospitable person I have ever known. We were relatives from both my grandfather's and grandmother's side. She was always interested in the affairs of her relatives and acquaintances, remembering all the names. Ilse Axella was often surrounded by guests and friends, every year she celebrated her birthday including her 101st birthday. She was a big fan of photography keeping her compact camera at hand. The love for the photography created a special bond between us. These photos are hommage to her.