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Metropolis
2011

Metropolis

Laura Konttinen

CITYSCAPES (2009-ongoing)

Laura Konttinen discovered that a stay in a European city changed her from an artist into a tourist. It is difficult to break away from the conventions of the snapshot. “The critical approach gets lost, and time and again I made the same generic images.” Once back home she recovered her artistic freedom again by approaching her pictures conceptually – each of her CITYSCAPES is comprised of 36 images (a full roll) that she has laid over one another digitally. It is a further generalisation of the already general, and a combination of the boring, in order to arrive at a new and intriguing image.

  • CITYSCAPES (2009-ongoing)

  • CITYSCAPES (2009-ongoing)

Biography

Laura Konttinen (Finland, 1987) studied photography and art and media at the Edinburgh College of Art and Tampere University of Applied Sciences, respectively. She received a grant from the Swedish Cultural Fund, and garnered an honourable mention from the International Photography Awards, in the student category.

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Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 17,50