Louisa Marie Summer, born 1983, studied Photo-Design in Munich and achieved her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Summer’s photographs have been exhibited internationally; Solo Exhibitions at CNA Centre National de l’Audiovisuel, Dudelange, Luxemburg; Imago Fotokunst Berlin, Germany; Ober Gallery, Kent, CT, and La Casa de la Imagen, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. Group Exhibitions among others at Danziger Gallery and VII Gallery, New York City; Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA; Municipal Department of Munich, Germany; The Russian Museum, Sankt Petersburg, Russia and Sejong Culture Center, Seoul, South Korea. Summer’s work has been published in various media such as Rolling Stone; Vogue Business; Süddeutsche Zeitung; Leica Fotografie International; 6Mois; Dummy; Eyemazing, and American Photography 25. In 2012 her second book "Jennifer’s Family" was published by Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam, NL. Louisa Marie Summer has earned distinguished awards such as Latin American Photography, Lens Culture International Exposure, Reportage by Getty Images and Mary Clerc Scholarship. She was nominee for Prix Pictet, Joop Swart Masterclass, and PDN 30. In the last years she was invited to participate at The Russian Moment – 20 World’s Leading Photographers Expedition, Month of Photography in Luxembourg, 4. Chinese-European Culture Dialog and the Eddie Adams Workshop XXIII. Her work is placed in museums and private collections such as the Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy Collection in Sharon, CT.
Louisa Marie Summer is based in New York and Mu
This documentary series by German photographer Louisa Marie Summer focuses on a second-generation Puerto Rican woman, her Native American life partner, and their four children, who live in South Providence, Rhode Island, in the United States. This eye-opening work challenges stereotypes about poverty and disadvantaged families. Winner 3rd Prize, Portfolio Category, 2010 LensCulture Exposure Awards.