Norwegian Documentary Photography

Freedom of speech and the socially engaged photograph in the intersection of art and documentary are the focus of this comprehensive exhibition.

23. August–12. January 2020

During the past years Norwegian documentary photography has increased its position in local communities as well as internationally. This exhibition presents 35 Norwegian photographers who work in the span between the press and art photography and are part of the environment around the Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP).

While the photographers are Norwegian, their work is international and the images presents both international and local subjects. The exhibition reflects a great diversity of documentary expressions, both in the field of photographic photography and in contemporary art and all projects presented in the exhibition are the result of dedicated photographic research over time, made possible through support from the Fritt Ord Foundation and the NJP. The exhibtion presents a wide range of expressions, forms of work and themes. Overall, the exhibition offers several ways of seeing and understanding the events and situations that shape the world we live in today.

In conjunction to the exhibition Norwegian Documentary Photography at Høvikodden, the fourth publication in the series NJP will be published.

Photographers in the exhibition:

Terje Abusdal, Paul S. Amundsen, Morten Andersen, Oddleiv Apneseth, Jonas Bendiksen, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Eirik Brekke, Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Tomm W. Christiansen, Margaret M. de Lange, Tommy Ellingsen, Andrea Gjestvang, Katinka Goldberg, Damian Michał Heinisch, Elin Høyland, Camilla Jensen, Anne-Stine Johnsbråten, Ellen Lande Gossner, Ivar Kvaal,Monica Larsen Vegstein, Kyrre Lien, Eivind H. Natvig, Karin Beate Nøsterud, Mathilde Helene Pettersen, Therese Alice Sanne, Ulla Schildt, Rebecca Shirin Jafari, Marie Sjøvold, Helge Skodvin, Monica Strømdahl Fred Ivar Utsi Klemetsen, Ingvild Vaale Arnesen, Knut Egil Wang, Adrian Øhrn Johansen and Line Ørnes Søndergaard.

In collaboration with Fritt Ord and NJP.

The exhibition is presented as part of The Henie Onstad Photography programme:

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