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2 Photographers Hans Hammarskiöld & Dag Hammarskjöld

24, 2019 at 11: X - 17:00

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An event was 1 week / weeks starting 11: 00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, repeated to 31 August, 2019

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Hammarskjöld Inversio-Dag-Hammarskjöld Acropolis

HIS HAMMER'S WORD (1925X) is one of the leading names in Swedish photography. He is well known both in Sweden and internationally.

Hans Hammarskiöld was a photographer with a broad repertoire. He began his professional career as a fashion photographer for, among other things, English Vogue and worked since the 1950 century all over the world. The moments he did not stand in the Voguestudy he portrayed everyday life that was going on in the streets of London. It came to result in some of his most iconic images.

As one of the members of the group "Ten Photographers" he was with him and developed the contemporary photography during the 50 and 60. With his great artistry, his technical brilliance and his warm look, just the depiction of people became a big part of his creation. Everything from official portraits of royalty and dignitaries, to the wonderful children's stories. Regardless of who stood in front of the camera - depicted with respect and often with a twinkle in the eye. Even his love for nature and cultural history lasted a lifetime. He saw it big in the small and made the viewer experience the grand even in the smallest of lives.

The factory Bästekille will show the today cult-declared snapshots of, among others, the Spanish riding school, the portraits, but the exhibition includes not only his most famous photographs, but also pictures shown for the first time. A total of over 200 pictures will be shown at the exhibition.

Hans Hammarskiöld is represented on eg. National Museum and the State Portrait Collection. He received the August prize 2001 for the book "Minnets stigar" together with Per Wästberg and Anita Theorell.

DAG HAMMARSKJOLD (1905-1961) is more than well-known for its official role during the 1930-1940 speech and his presidency at the UN 1953-1961, but that Dag Hammarskjöld was also a dedicated photographer has been virtually unknown until now. Through a tip from the journalist and photographer Per Lindström, a selection of this picture treasure can now be shown for the first time ever, at Fabriken Bästekille.

We already know the official, diplomat and poet Hammarskjöld. We know about the thinking, applicant and responsible Hammarskjöld. In the factory's summer exhibition we get the opportunity to get to know a previously unknown Hammarskjöld, photographer Dag Hammarskjold.

What you see in the pictures is his play. He examines his surroundings through the lens and portrays a drama in which nature, light, and people are actors. His photographic imagery is exploratory and innovative for his time.

In this way we get another entrance to Today's interesting person whose life and deed are still current.

The selection presented at the exhibition is taken from Dag's personal album which he himself composed based on his photographic art form. In the pictures you hear Today's own words: "The camera has taught me to see".

Both exhibitions have been curated by the artist Johan Petterson in close collaboration with the families Hans Hammarskiöld and Dag Hammarskjöld. Before the opening of the exhibitions, two books are published on the photographers, designed by Patric Leo.

No entry during the opening day 29 / 6, otherwise 90 SEK for everyone over 18 years.


August 24
11:00 - 17:00


076 168 89 93

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