Nomination Panasonic Readers’ Choice Award

A special nomination of the Bird in Flight Prize with a winner selected by readers

All nominated projects

Meeting Sofie

Snezhana von Büdingen, Germany

I got to know Sofie and her family in the autumn of 2017. She’d just finished school and spent almost every day on the family estate in Eilensted (Germany). Visiting Sofie and her family for over a 2 years, I experienced their everyday lives; sharing at that time the highs and lows of her first steps into love. However, Sofie’s relationship with boyfriend Andy ended the following summer. Sofie continues to live on the farm estate with her parents, her brother and the countless animals.

Sofie at work on her family's farm, Eilenstedt, Germany, Autumn 2017
Sofie with red lipstick, Eilenstedt, Germany, Summer 2018
Sofie hanging out with her brother's friends, Eilenstedt, Germany, Summer 2018
Sofie with her white horse, Eilenstedt, Germany, Summer 2018
Sofie with her friend Lina, Eilenstedt, Summer 2018
Sofie in the poppyfield with boyfriend Andy, Eilenstedt, Germany, Summer 2018
sofie with her mother, 2019
Sofie waiting for the thunderstorm, Eilenstedt, Germany, Autumn 2018
Sofie with her mother, 2017
Portrait of sofie, 2018