|This unique photography series is led by award-winning German-Russian photographer, Snezhana von Buedingen. She met Sofie, the subject of this photo project which she entitles Meeting Sofie, in 2017 on her family's remote 16th Century farmland estate. Von Beudingen quickly realised that she wanted to dedicate an entire series to Sofie - to "her character, her views on life and the electricity of connection between the two of them" - Sofie and her mother.
"She has Down's Syndrome, yes, but von Beudingen says that this doesn't matter to Sofie all that much."
Von Beudingen hopes to break down boundaries with her pictures of Sofie and the commonality of teenage feeling that is embodied in them. Sofie and von Veudingen have remained friends since the photo series.
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