On my way to Paris Photo I passed the city Arvika in Värmland and handed in three of my photos from the project ‘Breathing in the silence’ in hope to be a part of the Christmas exhibition at the Arvika Arthall.
The jury for the exhibition was the Norwegian artist Geir Yttervik, and I was privileged to be one of those he chose for the exhibition and a part of the selection of Värmland contemporary art.
Arvika Arthall is a very beautiful place and perfect for art exhibitions, and a lot of people visited the vernissage (wich was held at saturday).
The exhibition is open untill the 30th of December 2016 (for opening hours visit the Arvika Konsthall website)
I really think it is a good exhibition and well worth a visit if you are nearby Arvika.
Me and Martin Parr
I am a big fan of Martin Parr and his wonderful expression in his pitures, wich combines a lovely mix of houmor and critisism in a way that is both very amusing and with a reflection of society and our behaviors.
When I visited Paris Photo 2016, I had the chance to meet several fantastic photographers and favorites I have, not least Martin Parr.
Last year i saw the great exhibition ‘Souvenir’ with Martin at Fotografiska museum in Stockholm.
At Paris Photo i also had the chance to meet the great Sebastião Salgado, Antoine d’Agata, Sarah Moon and JH Enström.
If you are intrested read my blog about – I met Sebastião Salgado
At Paris Photo 2016 I had the honor to meet the photographer Sebastião Salgado.
In over forty years, he has documented the human condition around the world with his camera.
Salgado is legendary and one of the greatest photojournalists and documentary photograpers in the world.
His most famous works and photoprojects are The Other Americas, Sahel, Workers, Migrations and Genesis.
And it was a really big moment to meet him in person, and i also got the chance to speek with him for a a minut when he singned his latest book for me. Kuwait, a desert on fire.
Where I rest my mind and soul.
Breathing in the silence is a photo project in progress that I work with.
The photographs are taken with old analog cameras and medium format 120 mm film.
More photos from the project: Breathing in the silence
Sometimes you discover things that you can not always count on if you just slow down a bit and raise your eyes.