Participants 2013

The NJP editorial board has selected eight photographers to take part in the next edition of the Norwegian Journal of Photography.

The eight photographers are: Margaret M. de Lange, Jonas Bendiksen, Ivar Kvaal, Knut Egil Wang, Mathilde Helene Pettersen, Terje Abusdal, Tomm W. Christiansen and Anne-Stine Johnsbråten.

The photographers represent the exciting diversity of Norwegian documentary photography, based on totally different narrative techniques, expressions and formats. The projects they will be working on are both original and of social importance, and the editorial board and the Fritt Ord Foundation are looking forward to the results.

Over the next two years, the new group of eight photographers will be working on their own projects under the supervision of the editorial board. They will also take part in workshops and retreats.

 

Margaret M. de Lange

Despite the fact that Margaret M. de Lange has lived and worked in Norway, thus far she has chosen to show her works outside the country. Although less well-known here in Norway, this photographer is in the process of taking the gallery world by storm with her characteristic expressions in black & white, not least at her one-woman show at Fotografiska (Photographic) in Stockholm. Read more…

 

Jonas Bendiksen

Bendiksen is one of Norway’s most prominent photographers, and the editors know what he stands for as a photographer and as an inspirational figure. He is a well-established photographer who has completed a number of major projects, including exhibitions and book publications. The editorial board never had any doubts about including him in the NJP group. Read more…

 

 

Ivar Kvaal

Ivar Kvaal is a new talent with a photographic style that is recognisable in his editorial work as well as in his conceptual personal projects. His ability to constantly work across genres made Kvaal a natural choice for the NJP editorial board. Kvaal’s images are often lyrical and of a fictitious nature, and he shows self-assurance in his use of light and shapes, revealing beauty in the subtle details of his pictures. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

Knut Egil Wang

Over the years, the photographer has worked on large-scale independent projects. He has a confident style and, using the classic 35mm black & white documentary expression, he has worked with projects such as ‘Givær’. At the same time, he has moved towards a more artistic form of expression and larger formats with the projects ‘The South’ and ‘Jämtland’. Read more…

 

 

 

Mathilde Helene Pettersen

This photographer has attracted attention for her sometimes dreamy, blurred, but artful form of expression in her large-format black & white photos. The object, which is often out of focus, radiates an audacity one rarely sees. Pettersen’s technique and voice differ from those of the other photographers, and will represent a very interesting contribution to this edition of NJP. Read more…

 

 

 

Terje Abusdal

This photographer has a clear, well-developed style, with many elements of humour and an unusual slant on the world around him. Abusdal’s way of taking photographs is intriguing and «outside the box»; his works capture viewers’ attention immediately, but upon closer examination, all of them have stories to tell. Read more…

 

Tomm W. Christiansen

The photographer has a confident style and knows his craft, thanks to many years as a press photographer for a variety of Norwegian newspapers. His experience from the world of television distinguishes this photographer from the rest of the applicants, and we hope that this is something that he will carry with him into the evolution of his own photographic language. Read more…

 

Anne-Stine Johnsbråten

Anne-Stine Johnsbråten has worked with personal projects for the past six years. Although her background is in the classic documentary tradition, Johnsbråten has forged her own path outside the world of newspapers and magazines. Read more…