Yana Wernicke

    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
    A photograph from the series Bombay Dream
Bombay Dream

Bombay Dream looks at the individuality and circumstances of a number of young women in Mumbai who have come to the city in pursuit of an acting career. I photographed these aspiring actresses in their private rooms and apartments with the intention of allowing an intimate exchange and creative photographic collaboration based on trust and respect.

I felt the need to capture something about these young women whose existence is fluctuating constantly between self-definition and the ascriptions of others, between false assumptions and authentic bearings, between illusion and reality. I was on the lookout for signs of self-assertion, where a search for identity combines with self-dramatization. Bombay Dream is a subtle inquiry into their lives and ways of living that is governed by but also transcends documentary interest.

Looking to the future at Unseen Amsterdam
(British Journal of Photography)

Virgin Territory: Discovering the Unknown
(Essay by Katherine Oktober Matthews)

Futures Photography

Aperture Summer Open
Delirious Cities

Shortlisted for the Skinnerboox Book Award

Favourite Portfolio at the Triennal of Photography in Hamburg