Andrea Gjestvang is presented in the special issue on Nordic contemporary photography; nordic now! The publication is the result of a unique collaboration between the photo magazines Filter (Denmark), Photo Raw (Finland) and the art journal Objektiv (Norway). Featuring portfolios by over fifty established and upcoming Nordic artists it provides an extensive overview of contemporary Nordic photography.
nordic now! zooms in on five tendencies governing the production of photography in the Nordic countries today: private and autobiographical photography; hybrids between photography and other media; the return to analogue techniques; dream-like scenarios that merge reality and fantasy, as well as looking at the immense changes that the genre of documentary is undergoing, with its practitioners questioning and pushing the borders of how it is defined. The publication includes essays by critics and curators from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.
Kathy Ryan from the New York Times Magazine gives an outside view of Nordic contemporary photography, which she says combines “a spirited, nude, happy, paradise imagery with the intimate, close-to-home, metaphorical landscape.”