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Eva Klasson, From the series Parasites, 1978 © Eva Klasson

Eva Klasson

Eva Klasson lives and works in Brämhult. She became internationally acknowledged in Paris in the mid-1970s on the strength of a series of intimate close-ups of her own body, which she compiled and published in an artist’s book in 1976 with the title Le troisième angle [The Third Angle].

Its title alludes to the three levels of conditions she sought to express in her images. The first was the physical condition, the second the mental/psychological and the third angle was that of the camera lens. In her projects, she is both behind and in front of the camera. Klasson had worked shortly at the Hasselblad camera factory when she moved to Paris in 1969 to work as a freelance photographer for architectural firms, advertising companies and various magazines. She created a further two series that explore various emotional states. Over a few years, she had numerous exhibitions in Paris, Rome, Geneva and Stockholm, before giving up photography and moving to the USA.

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