Jean Hermanson and Dublin’s children –the first and last work

Jean Hermanson and Dublin’s children is an exhibition produced as a result of the acquisition by Landskrona Foto of Hermanson’s total lifework.

At the end of the 1960s the photographer Jean Hermanson (1938–2012) travelled to Dublin. His plan was to follow in the footsteps of James Joyce, with the camera as his instrument. But instead of recreating Leopold Bloom’s route on that famous day he chose to point his ca-mera at the children. Children became Hermanson’s guide in the streets, in this world of both darkness and play, and his documentation of their life developed into a large, full work with a strong feeling for the children’s experiences. The photographs from Dublin were Hermanson’s first major photographic work. But almost fifty years were to pass before he began to sort the rich material towards the end of his life. The exhibition at Landskrona Museum also shows this creative process; the contact sheets are presented alongside Jean Hermanson’s pictures of the Irish capital.

Organized by: Landskrona Foto and Landskrona Museum. Year of production: 2016. Curator: Jenny Lindhe in collaboration with Nils Petter Löfstedt. This is a touring exhibition for more information please contact us on info@landskronafoto.org.

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