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Eivind H. Natvig in Fotografi

Fri Oct 03 2014

MOMENTS Eivind H. Natvig is featured in the new edition of Fotografi magazine out now. He talks about living in the small island Skrova, and about his project “You are here now”


Photos by Eivind H. Natvig/MOMENT

Urban Vikings in National Geographic

Wed Oct 01 2014

Johan Bävman´s Urban Vikings appear in a recently published story in National Geographic. You can also see more at Institute:

Just after the romantic Midsummer eve holiday, hundreds of Vikings are gathered in Höllviken, Sweden. Near the affluent residential area in Höllviken, a small but dedicated group of urban vikings are moving in to the viking village, Foteviken. Germans, americans, australians – people from countries all around the world – come together during one week and devote themselves to reenactment, which is to recreate a historical event as authentic as possible.

Next to Foteviken there is a big city mall, just at the same place where The Battle of Foteviken took place 888 years ago. Even if the aim is to live, eat och sleep as the vikings did during the Viking Age, sometimes it is hard to not get tempted by the services and groceries of our present time. Therefore, during this week, the locals are used to go shopping with women wearing swords and eat burgers with men in viking helmets. The Viking culture has never been more popular than it is today. More and more people in Sweden, but also people abroad, has started to get a bigger interest in the Ancient history of Sweden. For example, the members of the Viking Association in Sweden are increasing every year.

With his series of portraits of the urban viking, Johan wants to picture the humorous and exciting situation that occurs when you place an ancient Viking character in our everyday environment, but also to tell the story about the growing interest in ancient cultures around the world.
Photo by Johan Bävman/Moment/Institute

Elin Berge in group show at Sune Jonsson’s Center for Documentary Photography

Fri Sep 12 2014

The exhibition Time’s Slowness and Life’s Swiftness opens at Sune Jonsson Center for documentary photography 14 September at 13 hours. Elin Berge takes part with work from her series Drottninglandet (the Land of Queens).

Time’s Slowness and Life’s Swiftnessis an exhibition regarding and featuring cultural-historical photography. These are pictures that have been made, collected, preserved and/or shown within the operational framework of cultural-historical museums. The overall theme is humankind and its disparate living conditions and at its core are narratives about everyday life and work, but also the agricultural landscape and other cultural environments. The assignment is to depict the past in pictures and words, thus creating greater understanding about how people used to lived, as well as documenting contemporary times and contributing to knowledge about today’s society – not least with future generations in mind.

The geographical focus of these various histories, as conveyed by the pictures in the exhibition, is mostly Västerbotten and other parts of Norrland. The structural changes and geopolitical swings of recent decades have influenced the relationship between centre and periphery, yet connects places that are far apart, even on a cultural level. One example covers people from Thailand coming to Norrland’s rural areas, some as seasonal berry pickers, others as permanent residents who have married local men. The differences – and similarities – between past and present become clear when comparing contemporary documentary work with, for example, Sune Jonsson’s portrayals of smallholder farming in the 60s. If the demographic aspects represent something new, then the bent backs of workers remain among the indelible impressions.

 Time’s Slowness and Life’s Swiftness also reflects the changes that cultural-historical photography has undergone in recent decades, containing historical material and newly produced work made within both the museum context and the art world. The increased movement between these two contexts is an example of the renegotiations that have occurred within photography. The archive is also highlighted, giving visitors an insight into the heart of cultural-historical institutions: boxes and files of material waiting to be brought to life, but also carefully catalogued and preserved collections. For years, many museums have been in the process of digitalising their collections to improve accessibility to these pictures. To emphasise the material properties of these pictures and their various manner of dissemination over the years, original pictures are displayed here, which often means they are laminated in plastic or mounted on cardboard with handwritten titles. These forms of presentation come from a time when touring exhibitions were shown at libraries, schools, town halls and other public venues.

The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated, 160-page catalogue giving a more detailed and broader account of cultural-historical photography’s conditions, strategies and topics. It contains interviews with the field’s key figures and features articles covering the photo album, rural photography and much more. Time’s Slowness and Life’s Swiftness is produced by the Museum of Västerbotten and is part of curator Niclas Östlind’s comprehensive doctoral project Performing History: Photography in Sweden 1970–2014.

Photographers in the exhibition: Micke Berg, Elin Berge, Anette Boström, Magdalena Dziurlikowska, Maja Forsberg, Josefina Franke, Bertil Ekholtz, Petter Engman, Jean Hermanson, Jens S. Jensen, Sune Jonsson, Margareta Klingberg, Johannes Samuelsson, Lisa Svedberg, Edla Viklund, Maja Åström.


From the series Drottninglandet/the Land of Queens.


Come and find our photographs in Landskrona

Thu Aug 21 2014

If you happen to be at Landskrona Photo Festival this weekend: get a treasure map and go find our Scandinavian Moments photographs at different locations in town.

Participating photographers: Elin Berge, Chris Maluszynski, Knut Egil Wang, Johan Bävman, Martin von Krogh, Oddleiv Apneseth, Åsa Sjöström, Pieter ten Hoopen and Eivind H. Natvig.

On friday night at 22 hours Johan Bävman and Åsa Sjöström will give a presentation of Scandinavian Moments.


Eivind H. Natvig and his dog featured by Instagram

Fri Aug 15 2014

Eivind H. Natvig is featured and interviewed by Instagram about life in the arctic. This image of his dog’s tail posted by Instagram have currently received 398.000 likes making Chilli dogs tail and bum world famous.

Eivind H. Natvig on instagram: @eivindnatvig
Moment Agency on Instagram @momentagency

Åsa Sjöström exhibits at Noorderlicht

Wed Aug 13 2014

59 Photographers from 29 countries are selected for “An Ocean of Possibibilities” at the Noorderlicht International Photofestival between August 31 and October 26, 2014.

Åsa Sjöström exhibits her work Rockabilly at this years festival.

“The 21st Noorderlicht International Photo Festival 2014 is inspired by the growing quest for different means to shape our collective future, in a hopeful answer to the structural failings of our current economic and political systems.”