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Hans Alenius

Hans Alenius, born in Vilhelmina, is one of Sweden’s most well-known documentary photographers.

He has participated in some 60 exhibitions and a dozen books, both in Sweden and abroad, including the exhibitions Landsväg (Main Road, 1976) and Fyra svenska fotografer; Hans Alenius, Yngve Baum, Jens S Jensen, Ola Terje (Four Swedish Photographers, 1975) at Fotografiska Museet in Moderna Museet. Moreover, his photographs have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers. In recent years, Alenius has been acknowledged for the project Nattlandskap (Nocturnal Landscapes, 2004) – a work that took ten years to complete and resulted in a photo book and an exhibition that toured Swedish art institutions in 2004-06. Alenius has a background as a biology teacher and finds inspiration in nature’s creation.

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