A collaboration between the Danish photo journal Filter, Norwegian Objektiv and Finnish Photo Raw Magazine, the joint special issue nordic now!, showcases the most intriguing contemporary photography from the Nordic countries.

Based on a seminar that took place during Copenhagen Photo Festival 2012, the publication brings together photographers, critics, and researchers from Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark to present their views and thoughts on contemporary Nordic photography. It is centered around five tendencies picked out by the editors as governing Nordic photography at present: private and fantastic photography, hybrids between photography and other media, the return to analogue techniques, and the immense changes that the genre of documentary is undergoing, reaching out to or mixing with other genres and other media, questioning and pushing the borders of what may be defined as documentary.

The special issue includes texts by Anna Tellgren from Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Mette Sandbye, senior lecturer at the Department of Arts & Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, to name a few, and interviews with people from various institutions of photography, like Timothy Persons, Gallery TAIK’s curator and founder of what has become known as the Helsinki School, Nils Vik from the Norwegian newspaper DN and Maria Karen Sigurdardottir from The Reykjavík Museum of Photography.

Furthermore, the issue will present work from both renowned and emerging Nordic photographers, such as JH Engström, Astrid Kruse Jensen, Marie Sjøvold, Nelli Palomäki, Ditte Haarløv Johnsen, Petúr Thomsen, and Eline Mugaas.

For more information, visit: www.nordicnow.net


Mette Sandbye Introduction: Nordic (Art) Photography

Sigrid Lien og Christina Hansen Pictorial Practices in Transition

Andrea Gjestvang, Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson, Lærke Posselt, Mikkel McAlinden, Johan Bävman, Knut Egil Wang, Finn Larsen, Jari Salo, Einar Falur Ingólffson,

Eivind Natvig, Ragnar Axelsson (RAX), Trine Søndergaard Portfolios

Timothy Persons Interview

Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger It’s a little wonder

Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Johan Willner, Astrid Kruse Jensen, Aida Chehrehgosha, Helena Blomqvist, Wilma Hurskainen, Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Marie Sjøvold Portfolios

Nils Vik Interview

Anna Tellgren In Memory of Myself

Erica Kovanen, Liv Carlé Mortensen, Nita Vera, Juuso Westerlund, JH Engström, Iiu Susiraja, Jacob Aue Sobol, Ditte Haarløv Johnsen Portfolios

Hans Hedberg Interview

Jens Erdman Rasmussen Of Pixels and Grains

Adam Jeppesen, Joakim Eskildsen, Myne Søe-Pedersen, Eline Mugaas, Jacob Felländer, Christina Leithe Hansen, Harri Pälviranta, Marte Aas, Pétur Thomsen,

Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Nelli Palomäki Portfolios

María Karen Sigurðardóttir Interview

Kirstine Autzen Expanding Fields

Mårten Lange, Pernille Koldbech Fich, TOFT | HONERUD, Azar Alsharif, Pekka Niittyvirta, Julie Boserup, Rúrí, Jari Silomäki, Nanna Hänninen Portfolios

Kristine Kern Interview

Nina Strand Outside View: Kathy Ryan