Louisa Marie Summer, born 1983 in Munich, is a documentary fine art photographer currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a University Diploma in Photo Design from the University of Applied Sciences Munich and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
Her photographs have been published nationally and internationally in National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, Vogue, and Leica Fotografie International, among others. 2012 her book Jennifer’s Family was published by Schilt Publishing. Louisa's work is internationally recognized and accomplished several awards. Her images have been exhibited worldwide in solo- and group exhibitions and are placed in museums and private collections.
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.