Portraits from the Hasselblad Foundation Collection.
A portrait is much more than direct representation. It always conveys a larger story about the person, the photographer or society at large. In this exhibition, we get to meet more than two hundred people and hear their stories. The diversity of voices is reflected in the exhibition title – 202 People in A Room.
Instead of an overarching theme, the exhibition follows a few common threads. Many of the portraits make visible and validate the overlooked. Many illuminate the familiar in unexpected ways. The images are also divided into two categories where the classic portrait (with people looking into the camera) meet images of people who have turned their backs to the camera – either out of fear or as an act of resistance.
The works in the exhibition range from the late 19th century until today, and the 37 represented photographers from the Hasselblad Foundation collection are:
Yngve Baum, Bolette Berg & Marie Høeg, Elin Berge, Edouard Boubat, Rineke Dijkstra, Tina Enghoff, Walker Evans, Maria Friberg, Bengt-Arne Falk, David Goldblatt, Hans Gedda, Denise Grünstein, Kerstin Hamilton, Charlotte Haslund-Christensen, Jean Hermansson, Graciela Iturbide, Sune Jonsson, Jens S Jensen, Stig T Karlsson, Axel Karlsson Rixon, Marjaana Kella, Kent Klich, Adriana Lestido, Tuija Lindström, Mary Ellen Mark, Georg Oddner, Anders Petersen, Jorma Puranen, Sebastião Salgado, Johannes Samuelsson , August Sander, Henrik Saxgren, Malick Sidibé, Christer Strömholm, Lars Tunbjörk and John Vachon.
Vernissage on Friday, February 10 at 18:00–20:00.