Christine Sommerfeldt

German School Faculty

Christine Sommerfeldt received her MA with the honor of  "Meisterschülerin" from the Düsseldorf Art Academy, where she studied fine art photography with Bernd Becher and Thomas Ruff. She lives in Düsseldorf, Germany where her studio is located. Her work has been shown in national and international exhibitions. Currently she is working on a photographic art project with dancers of Tango Argentino.
She also does commercial portrait photography for writers, artists and entrepreneurs.

When teaching photography classes her aim is to encourage her students' perception, awareness and creativity. Rather than doing lots of photo-technical exercises, her students learn about their own inner critic, their inner artist and the various ways both of them can express themselves. In her classes students experiment with simple digital cameras and often suddenly "find" images that seem to have been hidden before.

In her second year at Middlebury, Christine is very much looking forward to teaching jointly with writer Zora del Buono. With Zora she will offer combined classes of journalism and photography.



Course List: 

The German School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
German School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

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