The exhibition presents Christer Strömholm (1918-2002) and his circle, and highlights a group of photographers who have taken documentary photography in a more personal and artistic direction. It explores the private, intimate, inquisitive and subjective tendencies in Swedish photography, with a few international examples, spanning from the 1940s, over the 1980s, to the 21st century.
The exhibition is based on the Moderna Museet collection, presenting more than 300 pictures by 29 photographers, including Kenneth Gustavsson, Walter Hirsch, Eva Klasson, Tuija Lindström and Anders Petersen. The younger generation is represented with projects by Martin Bogren, Anna Clarén and JH Engström, all of whom have pursued the subjective movement in various ways and on different terms. The exhibition was shown at Moderna Museet Malmö in spring 2014 and will appear in a new, extended version at Moderna Museet in Stockholm.
Curator: Anna Tellgren
It is wonderful that the Moderna Museet collection boasts such a vital part of modern Swedish photo history. Martin Bogren, Anna Clarén and JH Engström are three contemporary photographers who demonstrate how strong and interesting the Nordic photography scene is right now, says Anna Tellgren, curator.
Yngve Baum, Martin Bogren, Stina Brockman, Anna Clarén, Dawid, Ann Christine Eek, Agneta Ekman, JH Engström, Nan Goldin, Neil Goldstein, Catharina Gotby, Denise Grünstein, Kenneth Gustavsson, Walter Hirsch, Gerry Johansson, Rune Jonsson, Eva Klasson, Nina Korhonen, Tuija Lindström, Anders Petersen, Håkan Pieniowski, Marco Plüss, Inta Ruka, Ulf Simonsson, Gunnar Smoliansky, Christer Strömholm, Lars Tunbjörk, Odd Uhrbom, John S. Webb.
The exhibition A Way of Life is shown on the 2nd floor and in the Pontus Hultén Study Gallery.
Pigalle, Paris, 1955
© Christer Strömholm/Strömholm Estate