/ 2020 / Fine Art / Other
È Così la Vita
Nowadays most people are afraid of aging but at the same time we want to live as long as possible. We are seeking for the ideal way of life, some even for infinite existence. The women who I met in the hinterland of Sardinia are at home in a so-called Blue Zone, a region of the world, where people live much longer than average. The seniors live independent in their own home and nutrition plays a key-role. „È Così la Vita“, which translates into „That‘s what life is like“, illustrates my perspective of an existence close to nature and the mysticism surrounding the long lives of these islanders.
Lea Meienberg studied photography at the F + F University of Art and Design in Zurich, Switzerland. She has been working as a freelance photographer for advertising, corporate and editorial clients since 2008.
Specializing in portrait and reportage photography, commissioned work and personal projects have brought her to Berlin, New York, Hongkong and across the African continent to countries such as Angola, Tanzania and Kenya.
Lea is represented by Schönbucher Fotografen and is a networker of 13Photo agency.
Awards - 2020 Prix de la Photographie de Paris, France
- 2020 Critical Mass Photolucida, Portland USA
- 2020 The Lenzburg Photo Festival, Switzerland
- 2018 AFAR Travel Photography Award, San Francisco USA
- 2011 Prix Photo, Fondation BAT, Switzerland
- 2008 Vfg Young Talents Award, Switzerland
- 2007 Vfg Young Talents Award, Switzerland