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Elina Ottilia Ohlsson & Klara Persson


22 September 2019 – 26 January 2020

This exhibition shows a wide and varied collection of self-portraits taken by professional photographers, artists and local photographers – all women. Many of the photographs, spanning the period from the 1860s to 2000, are displayed here for the first time.

Photographic self-portraits usually refer to photographs in which the same person stand both in front of and behind the camera. But in Self Images the concept takes on a broader meaning. You will also find photos in which the photographers act and stage themselves as professionals in various types of role playing, but where someone else takes the photo.

Some of the images are photographed on glass plates with big studio cameras, others with simple equipment in outdoor environments. In Self Images we highlight some of the female photographers that has been working in Sweden.

The exhibition is made possible by loans from Dalarnas museum, Hallands kulturhistoriska museum, Skellefteå museum, Kulturen i Lund, Nordiska museet, Preus museum, Haparanda Stads Bildarkiv and from individuals.

Self Images is a collaboration with the photo historian and ethnologist Eva Dahlman.

Participating photographers:

  • Kerstin Bernhard
  • Maja Beskow
  • Anette Boström
  • Evelina ”Evy” Eckhéll
  • Albertina Eriksson
  • Signe Eriksson
  • Mia Green
  • Rut Hillarp
  • Marie Høeg
  • Carolina von Knorring
  • Elina Ottilia Ohlsson
  • Klara Persson
  • Lina Persson
  • Agnes Portström-Henriksson
  • Mathilda Ranch
  • Anna Romare
  • Rosalie Sjöman
  • Alvina Söderlund
  • Maria ”Maja” Åström

Contact and information

Alexandra A. Ellis

Curator, documentary photography
+4690 20 20 338

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