Anna Tiessen, Kommando Korn

Curator: Filip Ćwik


In the north of Germany, in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein, lies a rural region called Dithmarschen. A region full of farms, tractors, and windmills.

For my graduation work Kommando Korn, I went back to this same area which I once called home.The area I felt connected to as a child but ran away from as a teenager. With a few years’ distance and a fresh view towards my origins, I discovered a group of countryside youth, consisting of young farmers and mechanics, who gave me a new fascination with village life. Kommando Korn is a story about being young and living in the provinces. About friendship and getting drunk together, about work and the desire to be part of a community.


Anna Tiessen (1993, Heide, Germany)

Grew up on a farm in a very rural area. In 2014 she moved to Berlin to study photography at Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie. During the 3.5 years of her studies she focused on documentary photography, graduating in September 2017 with the project Kommando Korn. Her work was shown at the ELF graduation show of Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie and nominated for the Vonovia Award für Fotografie as best Newcomer in 2017.