Cornelia Hediger was awarded a Master of Fine Arts from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Her work has been widely exhibited in the US, as well as internationally and in 2009 she was awarded a PDN’s 30: Emerging Photographers to Watch. Her photographs have been featured in New York Magazine, HotShoe, Vision Magazine, Photography Quarterly, Photo+ and Phat Photo amongst others.
Though photographer Cornelia Hediger describes herself as private, she mines her own life for her work, as she explains: “I use photography as a visual diary. The inspirations are drawn from my own life.” Both creator and subject of her work, Hediger thinks of herself as a performer who enacts her own internal dialog in front of her camera. By staging ambiguous, impressionistic scenes, she deliberately allows room for interpretation, effectively balancing the personal with a more universal experience of the self.