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You Have Just Bought a Piece of Photographic History

Exhibited at: 
Härnösands Konsthall, 2022

Diving into the dark history of the shootings in Ådalen 1931, Sweden I was interested in researching more photographic history connected to the event. To my surprise there were several old archival news images for sale in the Lithuania from the event. I decided to buy them and use them in the “Jag ärvde en mörk skog dit jag sällan går”. 

The images was displaced as a work at Härnösands Konsthall in 2022 with a passepartour on a light box. In this way they were both highlighted as historical objects themselves and not only for the photographs. Also the notes buy journalists are seen as much as the images themselves.

Another part of the work itself was the process of buying back the images and relocating them to the region where they were taken. Most people in Sweden have at some stage seen the famous image of the demonstration before the shooting, these images together give further insights to the conflict before, during and after. 

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