The first edition of the book is 384 pages long and published by Journal Publishing House in cooperation with the Fritt Ord Foundation.
The Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP) afforded 10 Norwegian photographers an opportunity to present their long-term projects, i.e. stories they have worked with during the two years they have taken part in NJP. The book is 384 pages long, with a soft cover and featuring different types of paper, adapted to the stories told by the photographers. The print-run is 1 000 copies.
In this first edition, you can see Andrea Gjestvang’s story of young people in Finnmark County, Helge Skodvin’s Volvo 240 project and Marie Sjøvold’s study of people sleeping. Linda Bournane Engelberth shadowed the Roma people closely, while Ellen Lande Gossner documented the life of the deaconesses at Lovisenberg.
Eivind H. Natvig travelled all over Norway and documented everyday life and realities, while Ingvild Vaale Arnesen explored young girls’ identities. Karin Beate Nøsterud observed life at the Paulus nursing home.
Monica Larsen’s project in NJP #1 is about foreign women who take jobs cleaning Norwegian homes, while Oddleiv Apneseth travelled to western Norway and observed the Sogn and Fjordane Theatre, Norway’s smallest theatre.