BOOK | Dette året (This Year) is a photographic document about Norwegian society during the corona crisis. 53 of Norway’s leading photographers at the intersection of art and documentary photography have made original work in response to the pandemic. The book regards the corona crisis, but it also offers an intimate portrait of Norway as a society, during a period where our best and worst sides have been extra visible.
With contributions from Adrian Øhrn Johansen, Andrea Gjestvang, Anne-Stine Johnsbråten, Bente Geving, Camilla Alexandra Lie, Christian Belgaux, Christian André Strand, Christian Tunge, David B. Torch, Dev Dhunsi, Eirik Brekke, Eivind H. Natvig, Eivind Senneset, Ellen Lande Gossner, Erik Mowinckel, Erlend Berge, Gøran Bohlin, Hanne Marie Lenth Solbø, Helge Skodvin, Io Sivertsen, Ivar Kvaal, Jens Hauge, Jibril Lateef, Jon Benjamin Tallerås, Julie Hrnčířová, Katinka Goldberg, Katinka Hustad, Knut Egil Wang, Lars Martin Hunstad, Line Bøhmer Løkken, Margareta Bergman, Maria Pasenau, Marie Sjøvold, Marte Vike Arnesen, Marte Aas, Marthe Thu, Mathilde Helene Pettersen, Mirjam Stenevik, Monica Strømdahl, Morten Andersen, Morten Røyr, Nina Strand, Nora Savosnick, Odin Drønen, Ola Rindal, Paul S. Amundsen, Signe Fuglesteg Luksengard, Sofie Amalie Klougart, Sonja Siltala, Terje Abusdal, Tonje Thilesen and Verena Winckelmann.
Essay by Thomas Hylland Eriksen.
Book design by Greger Ulf Nilson.
Published by Molo Press.
BIO | Sofie Amalie Klougart is a Danish photographer based in Oslo. She has worked as a photography teacher and as a photo editor. Her projects portray site-specific environments that reveal global issues and tendencies. Klougart has exhibited in renowned institutions at well as in more experimental formats; in museums, art centres and at various international photo festivals. In 2022 she will be exhibiting at The National Museum in Oslo.
BIO | Christian Belgaux is a French-Norwegian photographer. He has exhibited widely and published several books. He was previously the photo editor for Natt&Dag and has been a staff photographer at Morgenbladet since 2015. He is currently working on his contribution to the Norwegian Journal of Photography #5, which will be published by Journal this fall.
1. Marte Vike Arnesen - 8. May
2. Knut Egil Wang - Oslo. 29 November
3. Helge Skodvin - Bergen. 8 May
4. Dev Dhunsi, 13 January, 2021
5. Maria Pasenau - Flower in bottle. June