My Invisible Truth
Believing in someone greater than oneself shifts the perspective from me, myself and I to the substantial and omnipotent. The letting go of oneself as the most important being, stands, however, in strong contrast to the society we live in today, promoting gadgets and lifestyles which are solely focused on the reflection of ego, and striving for personal benefit. The older she got, the more she realized that much of what influences us is invisible, and this became the leading question in her work: In a world where we put so much importance on the visual aspect of our existence, what is our relationship with the invisible one? How does it affect us and how do we affect it? My Invisible Truth is a project reflecting on the identity of humanity through its faith and trust in the unseen spiritual world. It displays the encounter of culture, community, and the intimacy of individual faith. Through this work, Luft wants to explore the impact faith has on the lives of individuals and entire communities around the world today. This project aims to shine a different light on a world we cannot see, holding great potential to connect humanity on a larger scale by providing hope and unity.
Lisbeth Luft (b. 1993) is a documentary photographer from Germany currently based in Mexico. After graduating from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, Netherlands, she moved to Latin America to continue her long-term project dealing with the subject of faith, visualizing something that is invisible to the eye, but has a huge impact on human life around the planet. Lisbeth uses photography as a tool to better understand cultural diversity and the dynamics of social life today. Her work captures humanity in its purest form. Unity plays a central role in her work, as she moves around the planet documenting the patterns of humanity while focusing equally on the uniqueness of the individuals she photographs. In 2019 Lisbeth Luft received the GUP New Photo Talent award. Her project My Invisible Truth was published in 2020 by FOTODOK and Urbanautica and has been exhibited in Amsterdam.