Martin Bogren - Passenger - Bildersturm Blog
© Martin Bogren by courtesy of Les éditions lamaindonne
Martin Bogren - Passenger - Bildersturm Blog
© Martin Bogren by courtesy of Les éditions lamaindonne
Martin Bogren - Passenger - Bildersturm Blog
© Martin Bogren by courtesy of Les éditions lamaindonne
Martin Bogren - Passenger - Bildersturm Blog
© Martin Bogren by courtesy of Les éditions lamaindonne

A major figure in contemporary Swedish photography, Martin Bogren has developed a body of work in which the personal and poetic dimension is asserted with a practice of photography that is part of a form of initiatory journey. With Passenger, his latest project, even though the photographs were taken in India during several stays in Calcutta, it is not an Indian chronicle.

It is something else entirely, a form of wandering, which is not limited to a geographical journey, a test of distance or confrontation with an unknown environment and culture, a change of scenery.

The photographer delivers a set where a form of abandonment, of letting go, pierces through, which he translates with harsh or dreamlike images. His photographs emerge as subjective visions that reveal ambivalence, angelic or monstrous figures, lightness and violence. For the first time, he integrates colour into his work, which he alternates with great consistency with his black and white approach. As a way of developing a language that allows him to experience the world and himself.

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Martin Bogren - Passenger - Bildersturm Blog
© Martin Bogren by courtesy of Les éditions lamaindonne
Martin Bogren - Passenger - Bildersturm Blog
© Martin Bogren by courtesy of Les éditions lamaindonne
Martin Bogren - Passenger - Bildersturm Blog
© Martin Bogren by courtesy of Les éditions lamaindonne
Martin Bogren - Passenger - Bildersturm Blog
© Martin Bogren by courtesy of Les éditions lamaindonne
Martin Bogren - Passenger - Bildersturm Blog

Book Specs: Passenger by Martin Bogren published by Les éditions lamaindonne 2021 | 20 x 26.2 cm | 92 pages / 50 photographs in colour and in two-colour process | Cover printed on canvas with hot stamping | ISBN: 978-2-9560488-8-6. Available here.


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Martin Bogren is a Swedish photographer who lives in Malmö. In the 1990s, he developed a personal approach of documentary photography by following swedish musicians and artists on stage, tour, and studio. His first book The Cardigans – Been It, published at the top of the group’s success in 1996, reveals his work and launches his career.

He gets in contact with his subjects as a silent witness, as a subtle and caring observer. Through grainy black-and-white and highly grey nuanced photographs, he succeeds in combining a documentary approach with a sensitive affirmation of his subjective vision.

He is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including Tractor Boys, Italia and August Song. (-》Agence Vu)

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