Jean Hermanson

In 2012 after the passing of Jean Hermanson Landskrona Foto took over his image collection. Jean Hermanson was one of Sweden’s most eminent photographic describers of the conditions of working life. He also made a large amount of documentaries of life conditions in foreign countries such as Vietnam, Spain, Guinea Bissau and Ireland.


HIMLENS MÖRKRUM (2017) is a documentary by Nils-Petter Löfstedt about the photographer Jean Hermanson and his images.

In this acclaimed documentary we can take part of the enormous image treasury, and not the least get to know the Jean Hermanson persons in his photographies.

He leaves behind an archive where the most has been hidden from the world around him. Jean’s two children are inheriting their dad’s archive and are starting the search for a new home to all the running meters of photo history. When no alternative is serious enough it will stay with Nils Petter Löfstedt meanwhile.

Nils Petter decides to try to finish the unfinished projects. The dream of finding the persons that Jean photographed and to find a place where Jean’s culture heritage can be administered is growing. The journey in the footsteps of Jean are leading to many exciting meetings between the now and the past. It will be a journey through a Sweden that is remarkably similar to the one that Jean Hermanson once photographed.  


At the exhibition Himlens mörkrum, that has the same name as the documentary by Nils Petter Löfstedt, a fifteen portraits by Jean Hermanson are presented.

The Exhibition- and the film project is a collaboration between the fotografer Nils Petter Löfstedt, Landskrona Foto and Folkets Hus och Parker.


Northern Norrland, location is announced later, week 2-5, Nyköpings kommun, location is announced later, week 8-10, Lysekils Folkets Hus, week 12-13 and Folkets Hus Lilla Edet, week 15-16.