The name Therese is my middle name. Stefanie Therese Moshammer.
I don’t know exactly why my parents decided to give me this name.
I’ve never really felt attached to it and nobody calls me Therese.
Still, it’s part of me, even in my travel documents. A silent companion.
To me, it’s a beautiful name, I like it, even though it remains on the surface.
Therese is a series of images taken in my country of birth, Austria.
It is not so much about the country itself as an exploration of a state of mind, told through symbols, landscape and identity.
To me, Austria is a brutal cosiness, which carries the innocence of the past in it.
The past, a melancholic companion of the present. The existing, a filtered appearance.
Stefanie Moshammer, born 1988 in Vienna; Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Photography at University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. Studied Advanced Visual Storytelling at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus. In 2016 she has been selected as one of the Foam Talents. Lives and works in Vienna.