A WAY AWAY – SWEDISH PHOTOGRAPHERS EXPLORE THE WORLD 1862–2018

LANDSKRONA MUSEUM

 

It is time for the next exhibition of historical photography in Landskrona. Having reflected the role of photography in science in 2016 and showcased the art of portraiture in 2017, we now come to A WAY AWAY – Swedish Photographers Explore the World 1850–2000, where the ambition is to show how Swedish photographers set off to observe the world through their camera lens.

Exhibited here are pictorial histories born of curiosity, passion, worship, chance, conviction, duty, compulsion and the urge to study. The photographers were there – sometimes purely by chance, sometimes after singleminded and arduous journeys of thousands of miles. Sometimes they stayed away for a night, sometimes for months on end, sometimes for the rest of their lives.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Nordic Museum in Stockholm.

Photo: Eric von Otter, Kenya ca 1920 [Etnografiska museet]