Athens Photo Festival

ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL
«Return» is exhibited in the 2016 main programme of Athens Photo Festival. The exhibition reflects the diversity of contemporary photography, presenting recent works by 85 established and emerging artists from 35 countries, 8 multimedia projects and a wide selection of photobooks, spread across 5 exhibition halls at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. My exhibition is supported by the Norwegian Embassy & the Norwegian Institute in Athens.

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Portrait assignment for Time

ASSIGNMENT FOR TIME MAGAZINE
I was assigned to portray Auschwitz survivor Irene Weiss for Time Magazine when she was a witness in a trial in Detmold in Germany. More than 70 years after World War II, the prosecution of a 94-year-old former SS guard renews questions about how to assign blame for the Holocaust.

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Workshop

PHOTO WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH
I am doing a workshop in my exhibition in Hamar Kulturhus for 12/13 year old youths for the next four weeks. The focus is the stories of the young asylum seekers in the exhibition, and to questioning how we see other people and their stories. The youths are supposed to make a portrait and to be photographed, in addition to written exercises. The workshop is organised by «The Cultural Schoolsack» (Den kulturelle skolesekken), a national programme for art and culture provided by professionals in Norwegian schools.

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