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During his youth, the Swedish photographer Martin Bogren learnt to cope with the long Swedish winters and lack of daylight. He describes it as a ‘state of waiting’. Bogren’s series HOLLOW sketches his personal, subjective experience of this period, which takes place in a figurative winter landscape, somewhere in Northern Europe. The winter levels off human emotions and brings people into a state of slumber, a form of loneliness which is something in between desire and waiting. It is a comfortable emptiness, says Bogren, while we wait – for something that must start or rather must end.
In Lowlands Martin Bogren sketches his relation with the Swedish town where he grew up. He never really felt at home there, and always dreamed of 'something bigger'. Bogren visualizes the mind-set and the people of the town in the past, as he remembers them. He still today feels out of place when he return to his old town. That is to be seen in his images, in which the sense of estrangement is palpable for the viewer. Whether the series is a return to his youth, or a farewell to it, remains unclear.
Martin Bogren (Sweden, 1967) began his career by photographing bands and performers among his circle of friends. His first book, The Cardigans – Been It (1996) was the outcome of several tours with the Swedish band The Cardigans. Lowlands appeared in book form in 2011. Bogren's work has appeared in the British Journal of Photography, L'IMAGE and Eyemazing, among other magazines.
Martin Bogren (Sweden, 1967) developed as a photographer in a personal, documentary tradition in the nineties. His work has previously been shown at the Noorderlicht Photography Festival 2009. In 2013, his work was part of Noorderlicht’s open air exhibition, BuitenGewoon. Since 1996, Bogren has published six photobooks. His next book, LO Stivale, will be launched in October 2015.
Price EUR 15,00