/ 2020 / Portraiture / Culture

È Così la Vita

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Culture
  • Company
    Lea Meienberg Photography
  • Photographer
    Lea Meienberg
  • Credit
    Lea Meienberg

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 seniors 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. They live the ideal way of old age: Independent in their own home, cared for by their loved ones. Their passion to grow vegetable in their own gardens and to produce their own meet and cheese products seems to be part of their secret for a long and agile life.


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