MORTEN KROGVOLD – FROZEN LIGHT

Morten Krogvold (born 1950) is a Norwegian pioneer in the field of photography. His passion for analog photography and darkroom work constitutes the foundation for his melancholic and empathic view on human existence. Through his numerous workshops and his charismatic personality, he has sparked thousands of people’s interest in the photographic medium. Krogvold is a adamant cultural figure who has been at the center of Norwegian general public for over 40 years as an advocate for the importance of the visual arts, music and literature in our society.

The exhibition features portraits of celebrities such as Nelson Mandela, Amanda Ooms, Frans Widerberg and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Krogvold’s compassionate depictions from Eritrea, Cambodia, Tanzania, Botswana, Niger and Peru, focusing on women’s conditions, constitute a significant theme in the exhibition. His dramatic landscapes will be presented alongside the ongoing series Rekviem, consisting mainly of subjects from Venice. The exhibition, which is Krogvold’s first retrospective museum presentation, shows both new works and highlights from his long career.

A catalog with contributions by several authors, including curator Tone Lyngstad Nyaas, will accompany the exhibition.