Jolane Schaffner is a German photographer based in Belfast where she completed her MFA Photography at the Belfast School of Art.
The German language contains two words for home: Zuhause (the place where one lives - a place of comfort and peace) and Heimat (a familiar landscape, sound or smell evoked by memories and nostalgia). Jolane's work has always evolved around these twin notions of belonging; of absence and presence. She draws from personal experience as well as the experiences of others, often supporting her photographic work with oral histories to build a multi-vocal portrait of people and place.
Shortlisted – Belfast Photo Festival 2022
Published - AOP Awards Book 2021
Published – Photograd Zine 2021
Longlisted – Photoworks Photography Graduate Issue / Vice Photobookscafe
Feature – Grain Project / Northern narratives / RPS Womenphoto
Online publication - Source Graduates MA 2021