|For his book project Princesses and Football Heroes, Daniel Schumann
portrayed families who have a child with a life-threatening illness.
Photographs frequently serve as a document for preserving a cherished
memory. This is especially true in cases where a family portrait captures
the fragile balance between the wish for normality and the tragedy of
illness and impending death.
How do we face up to the fact that our lives are finite? Ever since
he did his alternative civilian service in a hospice, confronting this
question has been a central aspect of Schumann’s photographic work.
He received a grant from Kunststiftung NRW for this book project.
The result, Princesses and Football Heroes, was honored with the
Foreign Artist Award at the China Pingyao International Photography