Nordic light 2018 - Nordic Light International Festival of Photography

Nordic light 2018 - Nordic Light International Festival of Photography

Nordic light 2018 - Nordic Light International Festival of Photography

Photo: Joyce Tenneson WWW.NLE.NO NORDIC LIGHT 2018 EXHIBITIONS  LECTURES WORKSHOPS PORTFOLIO REVIEWS FREE BREAKFAST MOVIES TALK SHOWS FESTIVAL PUB

Nordic light 2018 - Nordic Light International Festival of Photography

Practical information The festival area Vågeveien The Festival Office and Shop This is where you get your Festival Pass upon arrival, where you can buy additonal tickets and ask all the questions you have. This is also where you buy art work, books, posters and more. Galleries See several of our great exhibitions in our galleries The Bakery, The Photo Studio and The Print Room. Krogvold Café Our festival café and pub, named after our Artistic Director Morten Krogvold.

A cozy place to hang out between all the festival activities and to get something to eat and drink (see page 49). The venue for all lectures, the evening talkshows “Ansikt til Ansikt” and the free Breakfast Movies. In the foyer there are different things to see (see page 50), including the NFF exhibition (see page 40). Departure point for the Grip excursion Wednesday. The venue for Nordic Light Night Thursday evening. Exhibitions and galleries at other locations than the Nordic Light House. See the overview of all the exhibtions on page 37.

The official festival hotel. GALLERIES/EXHIBITIONS Kunstforeningen Langveien 19 (Bedehuset) Storgata 19 Nerparken NORDIC LIGHT HOUSE CAROLINE CINEMA THE PIER HANDELENS HUS QUALITY HOTEL GRAND 1 1 2 2 3 8 9 9 8 3 4 4 6 6 7 7 5 5 OPENING HOURS THE FESTIVAL WEEK THE FESTIVAL OFFICE Monday and Tuesday: 12.00–18.00 Wednesday–Saturday: 08.00–20.00 Sunday: 08.00–18.00 KROGVOLD CAFÉ Wednesday: 17.00–00.00 Thursday–Saturday: 10.00–00.00 Sunday: 10.00–18.00 THE GALLERIES The Nordic Light House Wednesday: 17.00–00.00 Thursday–Saturday: 12.00–00.00 Sunday: 12.00–18.00 Kunstforeningen Wednesday: 17.00–20.00 Thursday–Saturday: 12.00–20.00 Sunday: 12.00–18.00 Caroline Kinosenter During the opening hours of the cinema, from early until late.

Langveien 19 - “Bedehuset” Wednesday: Only during the Festival Parade Thursday–Saturday: 12.00–20.00 Sunday: 12.00–18.00 Storgata 19 Wednesday: Only during the Festival Parade Thursday–Saturday: 12.00–20.00 Sunday: 12.00–18.00 The galleries are also open the following week. See our web page for opening hours. www.nle.no/openinghours18 PASSES AND TICKETS Festival pass: 3 050 NOK Weekend pass: 1 725 NOK Day pass: 1 025 NOK Exhibition pass: 200 NOK Single lecture ticket: 260/275 NOK Ticket to “Ansikt til Ansikt”: 260/275 NOK (Passholders get a discount on this ticket, they need to be bought in Nordic Light Festival Office.) 3 show ticket, “Ansikt til Ansikt”: 650 NOK KULTURRABATT FOR UNGDOM Festival Pass gives you access to all daytime lectures and all exhibitions.

Discount on tickets to the Norwegian talkshow “Ansikt til Ansikt”. Weekend Pass gives you access to all daytime lectures and all exhibitions from Friday 27 April 12.00. Discount on tickets to the Norwegian talkshow “Ansikt til Ansikt”. Day Pass gives you access to all daytime lectures and exhibitions the selected day. Exhibition Pass gives you access to all exhibitions during the festival week and the following week. This also gives you access to the Gallery Talks.

Single lecture ticket gives you access to the selected lecture. The 3 show ticket to “Ansikt til Ansikt” gives you access to all three evening talkshows during the festival week to a discounted price. We offer a discount for students and members of NSFF. You will need to show your student ID or evidence of membership when picking up your pass. I samarbeid med Møre og Romsdal fylkeskommune tilbyr vi ungdommer i alderen 15 til 20 år en rabatt på 25% på utvalgte pass samt enkeltbilletter til foredrag og talk- showet «Ansikt til Ansikt». Se vår nettside www.nle.no/kulturrabatt. TICKET INFORMATION: We recommend you to pre-buy tickets for lectures and talkshows.

Buy online on Tikkio.com or use the Tikkio app (available for iPhone and Android). We also sell tickets in our Festival Office in Konsul Knudtzonsgate 4b, but please be aware of possible queues and a higher price.

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NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 5 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 4 Contents Introductions Nordic Light Events – a small company with ambitious plans Dear visitors! We are proud to present the 13th edition of our international photo festival. Small in size, but high in quality. And we are aiming for more: Kristiansund to become the world’s first CITY OF PHOTOGRAPHY! In Norwegian, we call it “Fotobyen Kristiansund”. This is an ambitious plan, demanding cooperation between local authorities – creating the necessary infrastructure, and our company, Nordic Light Events AS, – offering the commercial products, such as art galleries, workshops, guided photo tours, photo points, art and book shops etc.

We think that we can create something really special, something that will attract visitors from all over the world. Wait and see! Dear photographers, dear lovers of photography – dear everyone! Welcome to big little Kristiansund – where we live with our hearts on our sleeves and our eyes towards the stars. To us it is completely natural that the world’s greatest international festival of photography should be born and grow up here – in the Nordic Light. Kristiansund has always put arts and culture in front, and Nordic Light is one of our finest examples of what can come out of that. From the start in 2006 the festival has developed through the years and is now a mature institution with its own house to show for it.

The festival’s philosophy is to bring photography out to the people, to define what is good photography, but also to give photography strength as a means of communication. And it is in particular this last perspective that becomes more and more important in the diverse and multilingual society we live in. Photography helps us to express ourselves without words, beyond language barriers and across cultures. It helps us to put things into perspective, and sometimes even into someone else’s perspective. I wish the Nordic Light Festival team, and all its volunteers, every success with this year’s festival.

May the diversities be celebrated, the differences be debated and may our hearts and minds be opened to the wonders of photography. BY THE CITY MAYOR AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD INTRODUCTIONS CONTENTS Introductions City Mayor, Kjell Neergaard Chairman of the Board, Lars Liabø Artistic Director, Morten Krogvold Festival Director, Ingunn Strand Festival activities Photographers, speakers and exhibitors Akseli Valmunen Andrea Gjestvang Andres Serrano Anne Lise Flavik Asger Carlsen Audun Lie Dahl Bjørn Sterri Grethe Bøe Joey L.

Joyce Tenneson Kathrine Lindman Linda Connor Lisen Stibeck Massimo Leardini Morten Krogvold Olivia Parker Paolo Roversi Pål Laukli Roger Ballen Roy Mangersnes Steve Pyke Tone S. Beckman Festival program Exhibitions Festival exhibitions Exhibition map and overview Other exhibitions Evening talkshow “Ansikt til Ansikt” Homage to Nordic Light by Mikkel Aaland Welcome to Kristiansund Our superheroes Bits and pieces 5 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 34 36 38 42 44 46 47 48 THE FESTIVAL CATALOGUE 2018 SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS General sponsor Main sponsors Sponsors Supporters Price: 20 NOK Copyright: All images and materials are subject to copyright and can not be reproduced under any circumstances.

Cover photo: Joyce Tenneson Text contributors: Erika Indergaard, Simone Magaard, Katrine Øvstegård Graphic design: Katrine Øvstegård Edition: 1000 Production: EKH Grafisk Paper: Multiart Gloss 200g / Edixion 120g Font: DIN KJELL NEERGAARD Mayor of Kristiansund LARS LIABØ Chairman of the Board, Nordic Light Events AS

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NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 7 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 6 Introductions Introductions Welcome, not only to the most beautiful adventure of the year – but also to the top event of the year. To me it is the year’s professional highlight and something I really look forward to. I have grown fond of the beautiful Kristiansund, amazingly located by the sea, with wonderful moun- tains just miles away. Kristiansund is the perfect place for arranging a photography festival! Dear all of you who are visiting the festival. We have been working hard to proudly present this year’s pro- gram.

That is, the Festival Manager Ingunn Strand, deserves the credit for most of it. The programme is almost unbelievable – a mix of international stars and fabulous artists from Scandi- navia and Norway.

We will be presented with artistic works that provoke and painfully challenge the viewer. Not provocation for the sake of provocation – but depictions of the black, heavy sides of the human being, and not least nightmarish dreams. At the same time, we will display images that are beautiful, meditative and sensual, a pure pleasure for the eye. The lectures are the highlights.These artists are brave people. They live off their own vulnerability and daily put their mental safety to the test. They are also fabulous storytellers, who are exciting to listen to whether you are particularly interested in photography or not.

I have been so lucky to sit on the first row at previous festivals, listening to and watching all the lectures. Most of them have been once-in-a-lifetime experiences. As an “eternal student”, I bring these moments with me, both as a human and a professional. They have elevated my knowledge, development and shattered my established convictions. And in particular – have given me a lot of inspiration and replenishment. We have smiled, we have felt tears, we have embraced each other in pure gratitude after the best experi- ences. It is wonderful to meet over food and wine in the evening, with colleagues, acquaintances – and eventually friends – to talk and discuss images and lectures.

And then, after some short hours of sleep, it’s straight to the breakfast movie! The program is dense and intense, impressions queueing up, being processed in good conversations during breaks, lunches and dinners. I have had many wonderful experiences and met some of the best photographers in the world.

What strikes me is how generous the best artists are – it is always the best that are the most accommodating. Nordic Light is an intimate festival and we try to «snob down», giving you the opportunity to meet the best in the industry for a conversation – over a cup of coffee or a glass of something nice. New this year is the Nordic Light Night, where everyone is invited to mingle with our guests at a special Thursday evening event. Atmo- sphere and coziness are important parts of the festival! Of course, the festival would not be possible without all of our fantastic volunteers. Thank you very much – outstanding people! Thank you to all who contributed to this – especially our generous sponsors.

Thank you! Finally, a warm thanks to the members of the artistic council for good input and constructive discussions. Now let’s fasten our seat belts and throw ourselves into glorious days!

BY FESTIVAL DIRECTOR INGUNN STRAND INTRODUCTIONS BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MORTEN KROGVOLD INTRODUCTIONS Morten Krogvold Photo: Inger Mackenzie Now let’s fasten our seat belts and throw ourselves into glorious days!” A warm welcome to the 13th edition of the Nordic Light International Festival of Photography! A delicacy for all kinds of photography lovers – from professional photographers, to hardcore enthusiasts and happy amateurs. And indeed, for all those interested in art and culture, in people, in expanding their visual horizon, in challenging and developing themselves by listening to other people’s eye-opening stories.

Our ambitions for this year’s festival have been high. We have aimed to create the best Nordic Light festival so far. By attending this event, you are an important contributor to the success we aim and hope for. We are very proud of the program, presenting an impressive range of guest photographers, from inter- national legends and masters to acclaimed, promising and upcoming Scandinavian and Norwegian artists. A program packed with lectures, gallery talks, book signings, portfolio reviews and more. We look forward to hearing their unique stories and seeing their outstanding work in one of our galler- ies.

We are pleased to be able to present close to 30 different photo exhibitions, including the Norwegian Association of Photographers (NFF), the Norwegian Society for Photography (NSFF), Uncertain States Scandinavia, schools, kindergartens, camera clubs and the outdoor exhibition “PS, I have MS”, focusing on breaking the stigma and people’s perception of what it means to live with MS.

Every day we start with the traditional breakfast movie. This is for free and open to all. You can come straight to the cinema, and buy our special home- made oatmeal porridge with nuts and caramel sauce, or a coffee or smoothie just outside the door. If you need a break in-between all the festival activ- ities, Krogvold Café is ready to tempt you with local food and snacks, a warm cup of coffee or a cold drink, deliciously served by our smiling volunteer staff. You see them everywhere – our precious volunteers. We owe them a lot!

Also, Nordic Light would not be possible to run without our great supporters.

Our general sponsor SpareBank 1 Nordvest, our main sponsors KBBL, Lundeby & CO, Epson and Tidens Krav, as well as all other sponsors and collaborators. I hope to see you at the Nordic Light Night Thursday evening. This is a new festival happening, where we invite you to a mingle and tapas night together with our guest photographers. Welcome! We are very proud of the program, presenting an impressive range of guest photographers...” Ingunn Strand Photo: Studio 400, Karolina Gorzelancyk

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NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 9 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 8 Festival activities Festival activities Bring a selection of your best work and let one of our reviewers assess your work and give you advice for further development. We offer individual sessions of 20 minutes. THE REVIEWERS Anne Lise Flavik (NO) – Thursday 26 April Has been photographing for three decades, working closely with Morten Krogvold and other renown photographers. Previous Director of Nordic Light. Joyce Tenneson (US) – Friday 27 April Fine-art photographer, considered among the ten most influential female photographers in the history of photography.

Joey L. (US) – Saturday 28 April Young and influential photographer working on both commissioned and personal projects. Most recently documented the volunteer fighters on the frontline of the ongoing conflict with ISIS. Mikkel Aaland (US) – Saturday 28 April Professional photographer and the author of 12 best-selling books on digital photography, as well as several non-technical books. Tuula Alajoki (FI) – Sunday 29 April Curator focusing on photography and lens based art, and the director of the Backlight Photo Festival in Tampere, Finland.

More information on our reviewers and their profile on our web page www.nle.no/portfolio-reviews.

Practical info WHERE: At the Nordic Light House (Meet up in the Nordic Library approximately 10 minutes before your booked appointment.) WHEN: See page 32–33 for available appointments PRICES: 399 NOK (Ordinary) / 199 NOK (Student) TICKETS: Tikkio / Festival Office EXCURSIONS, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS AND NORDIC LIGHT NIGHT FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES We repeat the success! Together with the arrived festival guest photographers, join us for a memorable photo excursion to the beautiful, tiny island of Grip in the ocean outside Kristiansund.

The Grip archipelago consists of more than 80 islands and skerries, scattered in the open sea. The former fishing village, with its picturesque houses and a small café, offers many excellent photographic motifs. Until 1964, Grip was Norway’s smallest municipality with 115 residents. Today the settlement contains only summer houses. The boat trip from Kristiansund to Grip takes less than one hour. Join us to experience the densest white-tailed eagle population in the world on this exclusive excursion to the island Smøla north of Kristiansund, surrounded by a huge archipelago and known for its rich wildlife.

Late April is an amazing time of year as the eagles are incubating their eggs. During the tour, you will be visiting several pairs and you will see how their daily life is. Your guide is a professional wildlife photographer, who will help you during the trip. We recommend you bring a tele-lens; 70-200mm, 300mm and 400mm are perfect for eagle photography.

The above excursions are subject to cancellation due to few passengers or bad weather forecasts 3 days before departure, as well as force majeure. Tickets will be fully refunded. The eagle and photo safari can be booked at a different time on request. For questions please email us at post@nle.no. Festival excursions Portfolio reviews NORDIC LIGHT NIGHT PHOTO EXCURSION TO THE TINY ISLAND GRIP EAGLE AND PHOTO SAFARI WITH RIB-BOAT Practical info DATE AND TIME: Wednesday 25 April, 10.30–14.30 PRICE PER PERSON: 495 NOK (incl. boat trip and packed lunch) TICKETS: Tikkio / Festival Office Harry the eagle on Smøla Photo: Audun Lie Dahl Excurstion to Grip in 2017 Photo: Ronny Strand Practical info DATE AND TIME: Sunday 29 April, 12.00–15.45 PRICE PER PERSON: 1 290 NOK (incl.

express boat, RIB safari, packed lunch and security equipment) TICKETS: Tikkio / Festival Office Enjoy nice food, drinks and good company in a stylish and relaxed atmosphere. Mingle with old friends and new acquaintances, have a chat with your favorite photographer, sum up today’s impressions and make plans for the upcoming festival days.

There will be light entertainment and a photo corner. Join us for this exclusive tapas and mingle evening together with this year’s guest photographers, the festival management and hosts as well as other festival visitors. WHERE? Handelens Hus, Storgata 21 WHEN? Thursday 26 April 21.00-00.00 PRICE UNTIL 20 APRIL: 450 NOK (students 350 NOK) PRICE AFTER 20 APRIL: 550 NOK (students 450 NOK) The price includes a welcome drink, exclusive tapas menu and 1 drink voucher. Additional beverages for sale. TICKETS: Tikkio / Festival Office NB! Limited number of tickets available. Minimum age is 18 years.

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NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 11 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 10 Guest photographer: Akseli Valmunen Guest photographer: Andrea Gjestvang Akseli Valmunen (1987) (NO) I 2016 ble Akseli Valmunen utnevnt til Young Nordic Photographer of the Year med fotoessayet «The Same New Pet», der han følger forsknings­ arbeidet med kloning av dyr på et laboratorium i Sør-Korea.

Dette ga ham en solo­ utstilling på Fotografiska i Stockholm. Samme år mottok han også en rekke andre utmerkelser i Finland, deriblant Årets pressefoto, Årets fotoreportasje og Årets fotojournalist.

På Nordic Light vil han vise arbeider fra seriene «The Same New Pet» og «3Hz – 300GHz» og fortelle om sin karriere og sine arbeidsmetoder. (EN) In 2016, Akseli Valmunen was awarded The Young Nordic Photo­ grapher of the Year with his photo essay “The Same New Pet”, in which he explores the research into clon- ing at a laboratory in South Korea. This earned him a solo exhibition at Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm. Later, he also received several other awards in Finland, such as the Press Photograph of the Year, the Reportage of the Year and Photo Journalist of the year. At Nordic Light he will show works from “The Same New Pet” and the “3Hz – 300GHz”, and talk about his career and methods.

© Akseli Valmunen From Finland Based in Helsinki (SF) akselivalmunen.com Photo: Sami Kero/Helsingin Sanomat Lecture: Friday 10.30 Exhibition: The Bakery More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/akseli-valmunen (NO) Andrea Gjestvangs prosjekt «En dag i historien», med portretter av de unge overlevende etter terrorangrepet på Utøya den 22. juli 2011, fikk inter- nasjonal anerkjennelse, deriblant den prestisjetunge L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photographer of the Year 2013. Andrea er fascinert av fjerne og util- gjengelige miljøer i nord. I hennes pågående prosjekt «No Man is an Island» fra Færøyene ser hun på livene til mennesker i sårbare samfunn, og hva som skjer med mennene som blir igjen når kvinnene flytter vekk.

Bilder fra dette prosjektet blir stilt ut under Nordic Light.

(EN) Andrea Gjestvang’s project “One Day in History”, with portraits of the young survivors of the 22nd of July massacre on Utøya in Norway, gained international recognition, including the prestigious L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photographer of the Year 2013. Andrea is fascinated by remote and inaccessible environments in the North. Her ongoing project “No Man is an Island” from the Faroe Islands, explores the lives of people in vulner- able communities, and what happens with the remaining men, when the women move away.

Images from this project will be ­ exhibited at Nordic Light. Andrea Gjestvang (1981) Lecture: Thursday 14.00 Exhibition: The Bakery Gallery talk: Thursday 19.00 Book signing: After lecture Book for sale: “En dag i historien” © Andrea Gjestvang From Norway Based in Oslo (NO) andreagjestvang.com Photo: Jan Tippe More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/andra-gjestvang Young, documentary photographer and photojournalist with a distinctive approach Young photographer with an intimate approach, exploring political and social issues, often connected to adolescents

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NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 13 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 12 Guest photographer: Andres Serrano Guest photographer: Anne Lise Flavik Andres Serrano (1950) Lecture: Friday 17.30 Exhibition: Kunstforeningen Gallery talk: Saturday 19.30 Book signing: After lecture Book for sale: “Torture” © Andres Serrano From USA Based in New York (US) andresserrano.org (NO) Andres Serrano er blitt kjent gjennom sine fotografier av menneske­ lik og bruk av kroppsvæsker og avføring i sitt arbeid. Hans mest kjente bilde, kalt «Piss Christ», er av et krus­ ifiks nedsenket i et glass med hans egen urin.

Senere har han, blant mye annet, portrettert medlemmer av Ku Klux Klan og hjemløse i New York. Under Nordic Light kan du se utvalgte verker i storformat fra serien «Tor- ture», som spenner fra stilleben av tortur­ instrumenter fra middelalderen og portretter av samtidens offer for menneskerettighetsbrudd – både virkelige ofre som gjenskaper skrekk­ veldet de har opplevd og frivillige arrangert som ofre for kunstens skyld. (EN) Andres Serrano has become known for his images of human corpses, and the use of bodily fluids and feces in his work. His most famous image, called “Piss Christ”, is of a plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of his own urine.

Later, he employed trad­ itional portrai- ture strategies to photograph, among many things, members of the Ku Klux Klan and homeless New Yorkers. At Nordic Light, you can see selected large-scale works from his series “Torture”, spanning still lifes of med­ ieval torture instruments and portraits of contemporary human rights abuse victims – both real victims re-enacting their horrors and subjects who volun- teered to stage dark scenarios for the sake of the art.

Photo: Irina Movmyga Serrano More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/andres-serrano Anne Lise Flavik (1958) © Anne Lise Flavik © Anne Lise Flavik From Norway Based in Oslo (NO) (NO) Anne Lise Flavik har fotogra- fert i over 30 år. Hun har jobbet tett sammen med flere kjente fotografer, deriblant Morten Krogvold, og holdt flere workshops sammen med Alex Webb rundt om i verden. I perioden 2005-2014 var Anne Lise først programsjef, før hun tok over som direktør for Nordic Light i Kristiansund. I dag er Anne Lise kreativ leder for Fotografihuset, der hun konsentrerer seg om å få frem fotografiet gjennom å etablere et nasjonalt senter for fotografi i Oslo.

Under Nordic Light stiller ­ multikunstneren ut bilder fra ­ prosjektet ­ “A Whispering Retouch”, fra Norges største samiske kommune Kautokeino. I sitt foredrag forteller hun om sitt ­ hektiske og elleville fotografiske liv. (EN) Anne Lise Flavik has photographed over three decades, working closely with Morten Krogvold and several other renowned photographers, holding workshops both locally and abroad. From 2005 to 2014, she began as pro- gram manager before her promotion to Director of Nordic Light in Kristiansund. Presently as Creative Director for Fotografihuset (The House of Photo­ graphy), she concentrates on bringing photography to the public through the establishment of a national centre of photography in Oslo.

At this year’s Nordic Light festival, this multi-talented woman will present images from the project “A Whispering Retouch” from Kautokeino, the largest Sami community in Norway. Her lecture and presentation will touch on a hectic and crazy life – with and for photography. Photo: Klara Opdahl Lecture: Friday 14.00 Exhibition: The Print Room Gallery talk: Friday 19.30 Portfolio reviews: Thursday More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/anne-lise-flavik Photographer and former Director of Nordic Light, passionate about her work and exposing photography to the public Conceptual artist known for his provocative and often controversial works The exhibition is made available for the Nordic Light audience with support from the non-profit organization a/Political (read more in the photographer’s profile).

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NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 15 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 14 Guest photographer: Asger Carlsen Guest photographer: Audun Lie Dahl Asger Carlsen (1973) © Asger Carlsen From Denmark Based in New York (US) www.asgercarlsen.com (NO) Asger Carlsen begynte sin karri- ere 16 år gammel ved å selge et bilde av politiet som ropte etter ham og hans venner til en lokal avis. Etter dette ble han kriminalfotograf og senere kom- mersiell fotograf. Etter hvert begynte han å manipulere bilder ved hjelp av digitale redigeringsverktøy. I dag er han kjent for sine overraskende, merkelige og forvirrende bilder med forvridde og transformerte kropper.

Hans arbeid har vært omtalt i ledende publikasjoner og vist i gallerier og museer internasjonalt.

Til Nordic Light kommer han med samarbeidsprosjektet «No Joke», hvor han og Roger Ballen utforsker de mer onde sidene av den menneske­ lige psyken. Asgeirs bruk av menneske­ kroppen som plastikkobjekt og Rogers interesse for kollasjer og det okkulte forenes i et bisart univers. (EN) Asger Carlsen began his career at 16, by selling a photo of the police yelling at him and his friends to the local newspaper. After that, he became a crime scene photographer, and later commercial photographer. Eventually he started to manipulate images by using digital editing tools. Today, he is famous for his surprising, odd and confusing images that feature re­­ arranged and transformed bodies.

His work has been featured in leading publications and displayed in galleries and museums internationally. To Nordic Light he will bring the collab­ orative project “No Joke”, where he and Roger Ballen explore the more sinister sides of the human psyche. Asgeir’s use of the human body as a plastic medium and Roger’s interest in collages and the occult merge together in a bizarre universe Self portrait Audun Lie Dahl (1986) © Audun Lie Dahl From Norway Based on Smøla (NO) (NO) Audun Lie Dahl er født og oppvokst på øya Smøla i havet utenfor Kristiansund. Sammen med broren startet han selskapet Smøla Natur­ opplevelser, der han guider fotografer med båt eller tar dem til spesialde- signede fotoskjul.

Han har også reist med sitt kamera rundt om i verden, spesielt til kaldere områder som Sval- bard og Antarktis.

Under Nordic Light holder han fore- drag og stiller ut sammen Roy Man- gersnes. De vil ta oss med på en reise fra Smøla, helt til Antarktis på den sørlige halvkule og opp til Svalbard, nært det nordligste punktet på jorden, gjennom å dele fantastiske bilder og historier som gir reiseglede – og sam- tidig minner oss på at vi mennesker er gjester i naturen. (EN) Audun Lie Dahl was born and raised on the island of Smøla outside of Kristiansund. He and his brother founded a local nature experience company, guiding photographers by boat or taking them to specially designed photo hides. He has also travelled with his camera around the world, especially to colder regions like Svalbard and Antarctica.

At Nordic Light, he will lecture and exhibit together with Roy Mangersnes. They will take us on a trip from Smøla, all the way to Antarctica in the South- ern Hemisphere and up to Svalbard, almost the northernmost point on earth, by sharing fantastic images and stories that will inspire you to experi- ence the joy of travelling – while at the same time reminding us that we are nature’s guests. Photo: Carolina Sandretto Lecture: Saturday 12.00 (Together with Roger Ballen) Exhibition: The Photo Studio Gallery talk: Saturday 18.30 Book signing: After lecture Book for sale: “No Joke” More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/asger-carlsen Lecture: Saturday 15.30 (Together with Roy Mangersnes) Exhibition: The Print Room Photo excursion: Sunday 12.00 (See page 8) More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/audun-lie-dahl Visionary wildlife photographer and guide specializing in eagles, hide photography and cold regions Best known for his distorted, black-and- white photographs of human figures

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NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 17 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 16 Guest photographer: Bjørn Sterri Guest speaker: Grethe Bøe Bjørn Sterri (1960) © Bjørn Sterri © Bjørn Sterri Still from shooting of “Operation Arctic” Photo: Erik Avatsmark From Norway Based in Oslo (NO) sterri.net (NO) Bjørn Sterri jobber primært med analog fotografering, enten med Deardorff 8”x10” eller Polaroid-kamera. Hans kontinuerlige dokumentasjon av familien – konen Alejandra, sønnene Jens Linus og Pablo og seg selv, er et fotografisk essay om tid, nærvær og fravær, liv og død, kjærlighet og intimitet.

Han fanger familien og sitt liv med skjønnhet, humor og menneskelighet.

Hans omfattende fotografiske arbeid har blitt stilt ut rundt omkring i Europa og Amerika. I Kristiansund stiller han ut bilder fra det prisvinnende prosjektet «Family Photographs 2001-2018». (NO) Bjørn Sterri primarily works with the analogue side of photography, either with a Deardorff 8”x10” or a Polaroid camera. His continuous documentation of his family – his wife Alejandra, their two sons Jens Linus and Pablo, and him- self, is a photographic essay about time, presence and absence, life and death, affection and intimacy. He captures his family and his life with beauty, humor and humanity.

His voluminous photographic work has been exhibited across Europe and the Americas.

In Kristiansund, he is exhibiting a selec- tion of images from the award-winning “Family Photographs 2001-2018”. Self portrait Grethe Bøe (1971) (NO) Etter å ha sett filmen E.T. av Steven Spielberg som barn, bestemte Grethe Bøe seg for å bli filmkunstner og historieforteller. Hun flyttet til New York City som tjueåring for å studere filosofi og regi samtidig som hun job- bet som skuespiller og regissør. Hun assisterte Steven Spielberg på en av hans dokumentarfilmer.

Tilbake i Norge spilte hun i ulike serier og spillefilmer før hun debuterte som spillefilmregissør i 2008. Hun har regissert TV-serier i Norge og inter- nasjonalt, og har vunnet internasjonale priser.

Hennes nylig lanserte spillefilm «Operasjon Mørkemann» gikk til topps på den norske kinostatistikken. Temaet for Grethes foredrag er «Vi blir historiene vi forteller», der hun utforsker effekten av hvem vi velger å oppleve historien gjennom og fortolk- ningsrammene våre fortellinger gir. (EN) Seeing the film E.T. by Steven Spielberg as a kid, Grethe Bøe decided to be a film artist and a storyteller. Twenty years old she moved to New York City where she studied Philosophy and directing while working as an actress and director. She assisted Steven Spiel- berg on one of his documentary films.

Back in Norway she acted in several TV-series and feature films before her directorial feature film debut in 2008. Grethe has directed several TV-series both in Norway and internationally, and she has won several international awards for her work. Her recently launched feature film “Operasjon Mørkemann” made it to the top of the Norwegian box office.

The theme of Grethe’s talk is “We become the stories we tell”, exploring the power of framing and point of view in storytelling. From Norway Based in Oslo (NO) Photo: Erik Avatsmark Lecture: Friday 15.30 Exhibition: The Bakery More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/bjorn-sterri Lecture: Thursday 10.30 More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/grethe-boe Multi-award-winning director with a special passion for both children- and animal rights as well as environmental issues Award-winning photographer who has documented his family and himself over a period of 17 years

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NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 19 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 18 Guest photographer: Amak Mahmoodian Guest photographer: Joyce Tenneson Amah Mahmoodian (1980) (NO) Amak Mahmoodian ble uteks­ aminert fra University of South Wales i 2015 med en praktisk doktorgrad i fotografering.

Hennes arbeid “She- nasnameh” ble utgitt i bokform i 2016. Boken har siden blitt listet for en rekke priser, for eksempel Time Magazine 2016 og Arthur Book, Rencontres Arles 2016. I tillegg har arbeidet blitt utstilt bredt internasjonalt.

Amaks arbeid stiller spørsmål rundt identitet, det uttrykker noe personlig som gjelder et generelt problem. Hun utforsker sin egen identitet gjennom sine prosjekter, og hvert prosjekt er et kapittel av hennes liv, og en reise, både på innsiden og utsiden. For Amak er kjennetegnet ved fotografering å fortelle sannheten - fotografier er magiske og fulle av mysterier. (EN) Amak Mahmoodian graduated from the University of South Wales in 2015 with a practice PHD in photo­ graphy. Her body of work “Shenasnameh” was published as a book in 2016. The book has since been shortlisted for a num- ber of awards, such as Time Magazine 2016 and Arthur Book, Rencontres Arles 2016.

In addition, the work has been widely exhibited internationally. Amak’s work questions the identity, it expresses something personal which pertains to a general issue. She explores her own identity through her projects and each project is a chapter of her life – and a journey, inside and outside.

For Amak, the hallmark of photogra- phy is telling the truth – photographs are magical and full of mysteries. © Amak Mahmoodian From Iran Based in Bristol (UK) amakmahmoodian.co.uk Self portrait Joyce Tenneson (1945) (NO) Joyce Tenneson har blitt inter­ nasjonalt hyllet som en av sin gener­ a­ sjons fremste fotografer. Hun er kjent for sine eteriske, roman- tiske fotografier av kvinner, blomster og nå også trær. Hennes unike visjon gjør hennes fotografier umiddelbart gjenkjennelige. Hun skaper gåtefulle og sanselige bilder som er tidløse og ufor- glemmelige og hennes signatur­ lignende bilder tar sikte på å vise det indre men- nesket, som svever bak fasaden.

Joyces arbeid har blitt publisert i bøker og store magasiner, og stilt ut på museer og gallerier over hele verden. Til Nordic Light kommer hun med verker fra sin nyeste serie «Gold Trees». (EN) Joyce Tenneson has been inter- nationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation. She is famous for her ethereal, roman- tic photographs of women, flowers, and now also trees. Her unique vision makes her photographs immediately recognizable. She creates enigmatic and sensuous images that are timeless and haunting, and her signature-style images aim to show the inner person hovering behind the façade.

Joyce’s work has been published in books and major magazines, and exhibited in museums and galleries, worldwide.

At Nordic Light, she will be exhib­­ iting works from her latest series “Gold Trees”. © Joyce Tenneson © Joyce Tenneson From USA Based in Maine (US) tenneson.com Photo: Mary Dowling Lecture: Friday 12.00 Exhibition: The Bakery Gallery talk: Friday 18.30 More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/amak-mahmoodian Lecture: Sunday 10.00 Exhibition: The Bakery Gallery talk: Sunday 15.00 Portfolio reviews: Friday More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/joyce-tenneson Fine art photographer known for her distinctive, mixed style of portraiture and mythology Photographer, film maker and curator, questioning the identity

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 21 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 20 Guest artist: Kathrine Lindman Guest photographer: Linda Connor Kathrine Lindman (1969) (NO) Kathrine Lindman har jobbet som smykkekunstner siden 1996. Hennes design er basert på elementer fra naturen, og hun jobber med form og farger på ulike måter. Hennes signatur­ kolleksjon er «Seashell» i sølv og emalje. Under Nordic Light lanserer hun sin helt nye kolleksjon med smyk- ker inspirert av tang.

Siden 2010 har hun blitt promotert gjen- nom en gallerist i New York, og hennes smykker ble vist på catwalken under New York Fashion Week i 2012.

Hun har vært presentert på flere kunstmesser og prestisjefulle utstillinger internasjonalt. Hun fikk mye oppmerksomhet da Barack Obama besøkte Norge i 2009 for å motta Nobels Fredspris, og et av hennes smykker ble kjøpt inn av depart­ ementet som gave til Michelle Obama. (EN) Kathrine Lindman has been working as a jewelry artist since 1996. Her designs are based on elements from nature, and she works with shapes and colors in various ways. Her signature line is “Seashell” in silver and enamel. At Nordic Light, she will launch her brand-new jewelry ­ collection inspired by seaweed. Since 2010, Kathrine has been pro- moted through a gallery in New York, and her jewelry appeared on the cat- walk during New York Fashion Week in 2012.

She has been presented at several art fairs and prestigious exhibi- tions internationally.

She received attention when Barack Obama visited Norway in 2009 to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and one of her jewelry was purchased by the ministry as a gift to Michelle Obama. From Norway Based in Kristiansund (NO) kathrinelindman.no Photo: Espen Odén Evertsen Linda Connor (1944) (NO) Linda Connor har en lang og frem­ gangsrik karriere innen fotografering og er viden anerkjent for sin unike visuelle stil. Etter å ha fotografert med storformat- kamera på eksotiske steder, frem­ kalte hun frem til 2008 negativene på utskriftspapir ved hjelp av sollys og gulltonet deretter utskriftene.

Med endringene i fotografisk materiell har hun utviklet sitt arbeid til produksjon av bilder ved hjelp av digitale utskrifts­ teknikker, og også utforsket utover papir til bilder på silke og metall. På Nordic Light stiller hun ut bilder fra sine mange reiser til Himalaya, i tillegg til serien «UnEarthed» med bilder av avstøpningene av menneskekropper fra Pompeii.

(EN) Linda Connor has a long and dis- tinguished career in photography, and is widely acknowledged for her unique visual style. Taking photographs with a large format view camera in exotic locations, until 2008 she contacted printed her nega- tives on printing-out paper using sun- light, then gold-toning the prints. With the changes in photographic materials, she has evolved her work to produce her images using digital printing tech- niques, including exploring beyond paper to images on silk and metal. Linda has been exhibiting, publishing and presenting her work nationally and internationally.

At Nordic Light she will exhibit photographs from her many trips to the Himalayas, as well as the series “UnEarthed” of images of body casts from Pompeii.

© Linda Connor © Linda Connor © Kathrine Lindman © Kathrine Lindman From USA Based in San Fransisco (US) Photo credit: Lacphoto.org Exhibition: The Bakery More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/kathrine-lindman Lecture: Saturday 14.00 Exhibition: The Bakery Gallery talk: Sunday 17.00 Book signing: After lecture Book for sale: “Odyssey; The Photographs of Linda Connor” More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/linda-connor Celebrated photographer known for her luminous and iconic photographs Internationally acclaimed jewelry artist with a new collection inspired by seaweed

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 23 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 22 Guest photographer: Lisen Stibeck Guest photographer: Massimo Leardini Lisen Stibeck (1952) (NO) Hennes sterke interesse for tenåringsidentitet utviklet seg til ­ foto­ boken «Daugthers», som portrett­ erer unge kvinner fra ulike land og steder i livet.

Boken fikk internasjonal aner­kjennelse. Senere har hun fokusert på psykens indre landskap. En verden av drøm- mer åpnet seg når hun dykket inn i en form for magisk realisme. I et annet prosjekt gir hennes uforglemmelige bilder i sort-hvitt en ide om nye for- tellinger, og fremkaller til tider tap, sorg og død, og videre en feiring av livet i strålende, abstrakt farge. Lisen vil stille ut bilder fra prosjek- tet «Daugthers». Hennes forelesning handler om hvordan bilder påvirker oss på forskjellige måter og hvordan hun arbeider for å oversette lidelse eller lykke til et bilde.

(EN) Lisen’s keen interest in teen- age identity developed into her photo book “Daughters”, portraying young women from different countries and walks of life. The book was interna- tionally recognized. Later her focus turned to the inner landscape of the psyche. A world of dreams opened up as she delved into a form of magical realism. In another work, her haunting black-and-white imagery carries a suggestion of emerg- ing narratives, at times evoking loss, grief and death and then again, a cele­ bration of life in brilliant, abstract color. Lisen will exhibit works from the project “Daugthers”.

Her lecture will focus on how pictures are affecting us in different ways and how she works to translate suffering or happiness into a picture. ©Lisen Stibeck From Sweden Based in Lidingö (SE) lisenstibeck.com Photo: Mary Ellen Mark Massimo Leardini (1959) (NO) Italienske Massimo Leardini kom til Norge på 80-tallet og startet sin fotokarriere her. Hans unike estetikk og sensibilitet fanger menneskekrop- pen i harmoni med det tidløse skandi- naviske landskapet.

Han er i dag en ettertraktet fotograf, som primært gjør kommersielle oppdrag med mote, portretter og serier for blant andre D2. Han jobber også med andre prosjekter. Massimo har gitt ut flere fotobøker og stiller ut regelmessig både i Norge og i utlandet. På Nordic Light stiller han ut fra flere av sine prosjekter, deriblant «In Between». (EN) Italian Massimo Leardini came to Norway in the 80s and started his photo career here. His unique ­ aesthetic and sensibility captures the human body in harmony with the time- less Scandinavian landscape. Today he is a sought-after photogra- pher, working primarily with commer- cial assignments, shooting fashion, portraits and series for magazines like Norwegian D2.

He also works with other projects.

Massimo has published several photo­ books and exhibits regularly in Norway and abroad. At Nordic Light he will exhibit works from a range of projects, among them “In Between”. © Massimo Leardini © Massimo Leardini From Italy Based in Oslo (NO) leardini.com Self portrait Lecture: Thursday 12.00 Exhibition: The Print Room Book signing: After lecture Book for sale: “Daughters” More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/lisen-stibeck Lecture: Thursday 17.00 Exhibition: The Bakery Book signing: After lecture Book for sale: “In Between” More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/massimo-leardini One of the most sought-after photographers in Scandinavia Photographer working on long-term projects, often abroad

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 25 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 24 Guest photographer: Olivia Parker Guest photographer: Morten Krogvold Morten Krogvold (1950) (NO) Morten Krogvold har vært lidenskapelig opptatt av fotografi siden han var ung gutt. I dag er han en respektert fotograf med sort/hvitt som sitt varemerke. Han er kjent for sin entusiasme og evne til å formidle fotografi og han har arrangert hundre- vis av workshops i 20 land. Morten Krogvold har også utgitt et stort antall bøker og holdt utallige utstill- inger i inn- og utland.

Han har vært kunstnerisk leder for fotofestivalen Nordic Light siden oppstarten i 2006. Krogvold står for årets åpningsfore- drag under Nordic Light. Han vil også lansere sin nye bok «Tjueseks fotografer», en samling portretter av verdens fremste fotografer, og stille ut et utvalg av disse.

(EN) Morten Krogvold has been passion­ ately engaged in photography since he was a young boy. Today he is a respected photographer with black and white as his trademark. He is known for his enthusiasm and ability in relation to promoting photography, and he has hosted hundreds of work- shops in 20 countries. Morten has published many books and held numerous exhibitions at home and abroad. He has been artistic direc- tor of the Nordic Light photo festival since its inception in 2006. Morten will be holding this year’s opening lecture at Nordic Light. He will also launch his new book, a collection of portraits of the world’s most prom- inent photographers, and exhibit a selection of them.

© Morten Krogvold © Morten Krogvold From Norway Based in Oslo (NO) krogvold.com Photo: Inger Mackenzie Olivia Parker (1941) (NO) Olivia Parker begynte sin karriere med å fotografere flyktige konstruk­ sjoner, og eksperimenterte med lysets uendelige muligheter. På 70-tallet jobbet hun utelukkende i sort/hvitt og brukte storformat- kamera. Senere jobbet hun med Pola- roid og Cibachrome fargematerialer. På midten av 90-tallet begynte hun å eksperi­ mentere med datamaskiner og digital programvare. Hun har hatt over hundre solo-utstill- inger i USA og utenlands, og er repre- sentert i en rekke museumssamlinger.

Til Nordic Light kommer Olivia med det dypt personlige prosjektet «Vanishing in Plain Sight». Bildene er hennes spekulasjoner rundt hva som skjedde i hennes manns sinn da han gradvis ble rammet av Alzheimers.

(EN) Olivia Parker started her career making ephemeral constructions to photograph, and experimented with the endless possibilities of light. In the seventies, she worked exclusiv­ ely in black-and-white, using large format cameras. Later she worked with Polaroid and Cibachrome color materials. In the mid-nineties, she started to experiment with computers and digital software. She has had more than one hundred solo exhibitions in the US and abroad and her work is represented in many museum collections. To Nordic Light, Olivia brings the deeply personal project “Vanishing in Plain Sight”. The photographs are her imagination’s journey through her husband’s continual changes due to Alzheimer’s disease.

© Olivia Parker From USA Based in Boston (US) oliviaparker.com Self portrait Lecture: Thursday 19.00 Exhibition: The Bakery Book signing: TBA Book for sale: “Tjueseks fotografer” More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/morten-krogvold Lecture: Sunday 11.30 Exhibition: The Bakery Gallery talk: Sunday 16.00 Book signing: After lecture Book for sale: “Vanishing in Plain Sight” More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/olivia-parker Recognized as one of the foremost still-life photographers of her generation One of Norway’s leading photographers, known for his classic portraits of artists, politicians and other celebrities

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 27 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 26 Guest photographer: Paolo Roversi Guest photographer: Pål Laukli Paolo Roversi (1947) (NO) Paolo Roversi startet sin kar- riere i 1970 med fotojournalistiske oppdrag, men skiftet snart fokus til mote, hvor han fotograferte mote­ reportasjer og reklamekampanjer. I begynnelsen av 1980-tallet begynte han å ta i bruk Polaroid storformat­ fotografering – noe som skulle bli hans varemerke i mange år. Paolo er best kjent for sin slående intime portrettering og klassisk visuelle språk.

Hans enestående motebilder har prydet de viktigste motemagasinene i flere tiår. Han har fotografert alle de mest kjente foto- modellene og filmstjernene, samarbei- det med de ledende mote- og skjønn- hetshusene, gitt ut flere bøker og hans verk har blitt stilt ut over hele verden. (EN) Paolo Roversi began his career in 1970 with photojournalism assign- ments, but soon shifted his focus to fashion, shooting fashion editorials and advertising campaigns. In the early 1980s he added large-format Polaroid photography to his practice, a medium that enhanced his trademark style for many years.

Paolo is known for his striking, intimate portraiture and classical visual lan- guage. His extraordinary fashion pic- tures have graced the pages of all the best magazines for decades. He has documented all the most famous mod- els and movie stars, collaborated with the leading fashion and beauty houses, published several books and his work has been exhibited around the world. © Paolo Roversi © Paolo Roversi From Italy Based in Paris (FR) paoloroversi.com Self portrait Lecture: Saturday 17.00 Book signing: After lecture Book for sale: “Paolo Roversi (Photofile)” More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/paolo-roversi A master photographer best known for his exceptional portrait and fashion photography Pål Laukli (1975) (NO) Pål Lauklis fotografiske uttrykk kan best beskrives som lekent, rent og nesten minimalistisk – ofte kjenneteg- net ved karakteristisk og distinkt bruk av både lys og skygge.

Pål har holdt en rekke soloutstillinger og har en imponerende kundeliste. Han regisserer også kommersiell film. Siden 2008 har Pål, hans kone Trude Mokkelbost Laukli og deres team jobbet tett sammen med Maya Vik, tidligere bassist i Montee, nå solo-art- ist, hvor de har produsert promobilder, en eksklusiv fotobok, fotoutstilling, musikkvideoer, albumcover og mer. Til Nordic Light kommer han med helt nytt materiale, i tillegg til en del tidligere arbeider.

(EN) Pål Laukli’s photographic expres- sion is best described as playful, clean and almost minimalistic, often featur- ing a characteristic and distinct use of both light and shadow. Pål has hosted numerous solo exhib­ it­ ions and has an impressive client list. He also does film direction within the commercial sector. Since 2008, Pål, his wife Trude Mokkel- bost Laukli and their team have been working closely with Maya Vik, a Nor- wegian singer, songwriter and bass player. The cooperation comprises promo images, an exclusive photo book, a photo exhibition, music videos, album covers and more.

At Nordic Light he will exhibit brand new material, as well as some previous work. © Pål Laukli From Norway Based in Oslo (NO) tinagent.no Photo: Jonas Rask Lecture: Thursday 15.30 Exhibtion: The Print Room Gallery talk: Thursday 18.00 More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/pal-laukli One of Norway´s most sought-after commercial photographers

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 29 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 28 Guest photographer: Roger Ballen Guest photographer: Roy Mangersnes Roger Ballen (1950) (NO) Roger Ballens fotografier spen- ner over førti år, og hans særegne stil har utviklet seg ved hjelp av et enkelt kvadratformat i svart-hvitt.

Hans underlige og ekstreme verker konfronter seerne og utfordrer dem til å bli med ham på en reise inn i sine egne sinn. Gjennom årene har han gradvis utviklet en stil han selv kaller for dokumentar-fiksjon.

Roger har gitt ut mer enn 25 bøker og hans verker finnes på noen av verdens fremste museer. Til Nordic Light kommer han med samarbeidsprosjektet «No Joke», sammen med Asger Carlsen. I deres bisarre univers, forenes Asgeirs bruk av menneskekroppen som plastikk­ objekt og Rogers interesse for kollas- jer og det okkulte. (EN) Roger Ballen’s photographs span over forty years and his distinctive style has evolved using a simple square for- mat in black and white. His strange and extreme works confront viewers and challenge them to come with him on a journey into their own minds. Through the years, he developed a style he describes as “documentary fiction”.

Roger has published over twenty-five books and his work is collected by some of the most important museums in the world.

To Nordic Light he will bring the collaborative project “No Joke” together with Asger Carlsen. In their bizarre universe, Asgeir’s use of the human body as a plastic medium and Rogers’s interest in collages and the occult merge together. © Roger Ballen From USA Based in Johannesburg (SA) rogerballen.com Photo: Marguerite Rossouw Lecture: Saturday 12.00 (Together with Asger Carlsen) Exhibition: The Photo Studio Gallery talk: Saturday 18.30 Book signing: After lecture Books for sale: “Ballenesque” “No Joke” More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/roger-ballen One of the most influential, innovative and important photographic artists of his generation Roy Mangersnes (1978) (NO) Roy Mangersnes er utdannet atferdsøkolog og profesjonell fotograf som jobber over hele verden.

Hans bilder kan sees i internasjonale bøker og magasiner, han har utgitt flere egne bøker og vunnet flere priser, blant annet BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year (UK) og Nature Best Awards (USA). Ved siden av sin karriere som fotograf, er Roy partner og profesjonell fotograf- vert i WildPhoto Travel med oppdrag rundt om i verden.

Under Nordic Light holder han fore- drag og stiller ut sammen Audun Lie Dahl. De vil ta oss med på en reise i spektakulære områder, gjennom å dele fantastiske bilder og historier som gir reiseglede – og samtidig minne oss på at vi mennesker er gjester i naturen. (EN) Roy Mangersnes is a trained behavioral ecologist and professional photographer working all over the world. His images can be seen in mag- azines and books internationally, he has published several books and won multiple awards including BBC Wild- life Photographer of the Year (UK) and Nature Best Awards (USA).

Beside his career as a photographer, Roy is a partner and professional photo­ graphic host for WildPhoto Travel, doing assignments around the world.

At Nordic Light, he will exhibit and lecture together with Audun Lie Dahl. They will take us on a trip through spectacular areas, by sharing fantastic images and stories that will inspire you to experience the joy of travelling – while at the same time reminding us that we are nature’s guests. © Roy Mangersnes From Norway Based in Sandnes (NO) roymangersnes.com Photo: Ole Jørgen Liodden Lecture: Saturday 15.30 (Together with Audun Lie Dahl) Exhibition: The Print Room Book signing: After Lecture Photo excursion: Sunday 12.00 (See page 8) Book for sale: “Frozen in time” More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/roy-mangersnes Internationally recognized and award- winning wildlife photographer

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 31 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 30 Guest photographer: Steve Pyke Guest photographer: Tone S. Beckman Steve Pyke (1957) (NO) På 1970-tallet var Steve Pyke en punkrocker med trang til å gjøre noe mer unikt. Han lånte en venns kamera og siden den gang har han foto­ grafert for alle store magasiner, utgitt tolv bøker og stilt ut sine bilder i store deler av Europa og USA. Gjennom sin karriere har han gjort mange personlige prosjekter. Mest kjent er de om verdens ledende ­ tenkere – «Philosophers». På Nordic Light stiller han ut en installasjon bestående av en stor kollasj av bilder fra Philosophers-seansene.

Et annet prosjekt er «Uniforms» om Europeisk ungdomsidentitet. I den nyere serien, «Astronauts», har han avbildet Apollo-astronautene som gikk på månen. Gjennom de siste 35 årene har han kontinuerlig samlet portretter til serien «Faces of our Time». (EN) In the 70s, Steve Pyke was a punk rocker with an itch to do some- thing more unique. He borrowed a friend’s camera and since that time has photographed for every major magazine, published twelve books, and exhibited his photographs widely in Europe and the USA.

Throughout his career, he has made many personal projects. Best known are “Philosophers” on the world’s leading thinkers.

At Nordic Light he will exhibit an installation consisting of a large collage of images from the Philosopher shoots. Another project is “Uniforms” on Euro- pean youth identity. In the more recent series, ”Astronauts”, he photographed the Apollo astronauts that walked on the moon. For the past 35 years, he has worked consistently on his series collecting the ”Faces of our Time”. © Steve Pyke From England Based in New Orleans (US) pyke-eye.com Photo: Christian Coleman Tone S. Beckman (1957) (NO) Tone Beckman møtte Morten Krogvold første gang på en workshop i 2008 – det ble en sterk ­ erfaring som betydde mye for hennes utvikling, både med og uten kamera.

Selv beskriver hun Krogvold som sin­ ­ mentor og viktigste kritiker. Portretter av kvinner, primært i sort– hvitt, er gjennomgående i hennes arbeid. Hennes utstilling «Venus» viser høydepunkter blant portrettene i til- legg til noen verk i farge fra et annet pågående prosjekt. Foredraget, «One Story», viser bilder fra hennes fotograf- iske reise siden 2008, med fokus på hennes tilnærming til fotografiet med kamera som kommunikasjonsverktøy og fotografiet som et visuelt uttrykks­ middel for historiefortelling.

(EN) Tone Beckman first met Morten Krogvold at a workshop in 2008 – a powerful experience, important for her development, both with and without the camera. She describes Krogvold as her mentor and most important critic. Portraits of women, primarily in black and white, is the thread in her work. Her exhibition “Venus” will show high- lights of the portraits and some work in colour from another ongoing pro­ ject. Her lecture “One Story” will show works from her photographic jour- ney, which started back in 2008, with focus on her approach to photography with the camera as a communication tool, and the photography as a visual expression of storytelling.

© Tone S. Beckman From Norway Based in Oslo (NO) Self portrait Lecture: Sunday 13.00 Exhibition: The Bakery Book signing: After lecture Books for sale: “I Could Read the Sky” “Philosophers I” “Philosophers I & II Lim. Ed.” “Earthward” More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/steve-pyke Lecture: Saturday 10.30 Exhibition: The Print Room More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/tone-s-beckman Known for his stunning portraits of prominent authors, musicians, actors and intellectuals This year’s “Director’s Choice”, invited by artistic director Morten Krogvold

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 33 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 32 Festival program Festival program FESTIVAL PROGRAM Saturday 28 April Sunday 29 April (There might be changes in the program. Errors may occur.) Thursday 26 April Friday 27 April PORTFOLIO REVIEWS 10.00–10.20: Anne Lise Flavik* 11.30–11.50: Anne Lise Flavik* 15.00–15.20: Anne Lise Flavik* 16.30–16.50: Anne Lise Flavik* 15.00–15.20: Joyce Tenneson* 16.30–16.50: Joyce Tenneson* 10.00–10.20: Joey L. / Mikkel Aaland* 11.30–11.50: Joey L. / Mikkel Aaland* 13.00–13.20: Joey L. / Mikkel Aaland* 15.00–15.20: Joey L.

/ Mikkel Aaland* 09.30–09.50: Tuula Alajoki* 11.00–11.20: Tuula Alajoki* 14.30–14.50: Tuula Alajoki* 15.30–15.50: Tuula Alajoki* 08.30–10.00: Breakfast Movie 10.30–11.30: Tone S. Beckman 12.00–13.00: Asger Carlsen & Roger Ballen 13.00–14.00: Lunch 14.00–15.00: Linda Connor 15.30–16.30: Audun Lie Dahl & Roy Mangersnes 17.00–18.00: Paolo Roversi 10.00–11.00: Joyce Tenneson 11.30–12.30: Olivia Parker 13.00–14.00: Steve Pyke 14.00–15.00: Lunch 08.30–10.00: Breakfast Movie 10.30–11.30: Grethe Bøe 12.00–13.00: Lisen Stibeck 13.00–14.00: Lunch 14.00–15.00: Andrea Gjestvang 15.30–16.30: Pål Laukli 17.00–18.00: Massimo Leardini LECTURES IN CAROLINE CINEMA CENTER 08.30–10.00: Breakfast Movie 10.30–11.30: Akseli Valmunen 12.00–13.00: Joey L.

13.00–14.00: Lunch 14.00–15.00: Anne Lise Flavik 15.30–16.30: Bjørn Sterri 16.30–17.00: Award Ceremony 17.30–18.30: Andres Serrano GALLERY TALKS 18.00–18.30: Pål Laukli 19.00–19.30: Andrea Gjestvang 18.30–19.00: Joey L. 19.30–20.00: Anne Lise Flavik 15.00–15.30: Joyce Tenneson 16.00–16.30: Olivia Parker 17.00–17.30: Linda Connor 18.30–19.00: Asger Carlsen & Roger Ballen 19.30–20.00: Andres Serrano EVENING PROGRAM 19.00–20.30: “Ansikt til Ansikt”* Morten Krogvold in conversation with: Christian Michelsen, Kjetil Thorsen og Rune Edøy 21.00–00.00: Nordic Light Night (At Handelens Hus, see page 9) 19.00–20.30: “Ansikt til Ansikt”* Morten Krogvold in conversation with: Morten Rostrup 21.00–22.00: Release of USS Issue 7 (At Storgata 19, see page 39) 19.00–20.30: “Ansikt til Ansikt”* Johild Korsberg Bredin in conversation with: Artistic Director, Morten Krogvold Opening Day, Wednesday 25 April 10.30–14.30: Boat excursion to the previous fishing village Grip* (see page 8) 17.00–18.30: Festival Parade from Kunstforeningen 19.00–20.30: Opening show and lecture w/ Morten Krogvold, Caroline Cinema 20.30–00.00: Meet & Greet in Krogvold Café PRACTICAL INFORMATION – OPENING DAY We encourage everyone to join the festival parade, starting at Kunstforeningen and continuing through the city centre, visiting all the various exhibition locations on the way before ending up in Caroline Cinema for the opening show.

Join us to make the greatest festival parade yet!

All posts on the program on the opening day, except the trip to Grip, are free and open to all. We keep the concept with a free lecture on the opening day. Our Artistic Director Morten Krogvold will do the opening lecture – come and listen! Free and open for all as long as seats available, no reservations possible. PRACTICAL INFORMATION – ABOUT THE PROGRAM All lectures, breakfast movies and the evening talk show “Ansikt til Ansikt” take place in the ­ largest ­ theatre in Caroline Cinema, called Helan. Gallery talks take place in the gallery where the photographers works are exhibited. These are included if you are a holder of a pass valid for that specific day, this includes the Exhibition Pass.

Portfolio Reviews take place at the Nordic Light House. Meet up at the Nordic Light Library. Buy tickets in the Festival Office, in the Tikkio app or Tikkio.com. Posts marked with * requires additional tickets.

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 35 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 34 Festival exhibitions Festival exhibitions ABOUT THE EXHIBITIONS The festival exhibition 2018 displays work from close to twenty guest exhibitors – from inter- national photography legends and masters to acclaimed, promising and upcoming Scandinavian and Norwegian artists. The spectrum is wide with different genres, motives, expressions, sizes and price ranges. From images that provoke and painfully challenge the viewer, to images that are beautiful, meditative and sensual, a pure pleasure for the eye.

This is a unique oppor- tunity to see – and buy – works from leading artists. Some of them, rarely exhibit in Norway.

One of the highlights is the American photographer Andres Serrano, exhibiting large-scale works from his series “Torture”. Another is Andrea Gjestvang, known FESTIVAL EXHIBITIONS BUYING IMAGES Most of this year’s festival exhibitions are also sales exhibitions. Maybe you like a specific picture or the artistic appeal? Maybe you need a piece in a color that coordinates with a room at home? Maybe your company needs something for the office wall? Finding the correct artwork for your house, apartment or business can be a fun and pleasant event. You can get something beautiful, challenging, enlightening or engaging on your wall, something that adds a special value to your home, something that expresses your personality, something that lets you ponder and see the art in different ways on different days.

If you find a piece that fits your style, taste and needs, please contact one of our gallery staff to sign a contract and get information about the purchasing process. GALLERY TALKS A close and personal experience with the artist! The gallery talks last half an hour and take place by the photographer’s exhibition in the gallery. Gallery talks are includes in all Festival, Weekend, and Day Passes, as well as the Exhibition Pass. Pål Laukli: Thursday 18.00 Andrea Gjestvang: Thursday 19.00 Joey L.: Friday 18.30 Anne Lise Flavik: Friday 19.30 Asger Carlsen & Roger Ballen: Saturday 18.30 Andres Serrano: Saturday 19.30 Joyce Tenneson: Sunday 15.00 Olivia Parker: Sunday 16.00 Linda Connor: Sunday 17.00 © Andres Serrano © Bjørn Sterri © Linda Connor © Audun Lie Dahl © Roger Ballen © Kathrine Lindman © Andrea Gjestvang © Joey L.

© Roy Mangersnes © Steve Pyke © Pål Laukli © Joyce Tenneson © Lisen Stibeck © Morten Krogvold © Anne Lise Flavik © Massimo Leardini © Olivia Parker © Tone S.Beckman © Akseli Valmunen for her often political approach. In the series “No man is an Island” she is exploring the private and intimate lives of families living on the Faroe Islands. Roger Ballen and Asger Carlsen is attending Nor- dic Light with the collaborative project “No Joke”, where they explore the more sinister sides of the human psyche. Steve Pyke will exhibit an installa- tion consisting of a large collage of images from the Philosopher shoots, a renown personal project on the world’s leading thinkers.

The Norwegian jewelry artist Kathrine Lindman is exhibiting a brand-new collection with jewelry inspired by seaweed.

Enjoy these and other inspiring exhibitions!

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 37 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 36 Exhibitions overview Exhibition map Vågeveien THE BAKERY Akseli Valmunen (see page 10) Andrea Gjestvang (see page 11) Bjørn Sterri (see page 16) Joey L. (see page 18) Joyce Tenneson (see page 19) Kathrine Lindman (see page 20) Linda Connor (see page 21) Massimo Leardini (see page 23) Morten Krogvold (see page 24) Olivia Parker (see page 25) Steve Pyke (see page 30) THE PHOTO STUDIO Asger Carlsen & Roger Ballen (see page 14 & 28) THE PRINT ROOM Anne Lise Flavik (see page 13) Audun Lie Dahl (see page 15) Lisen Stibeck (see page 22) Pål Laukli (see page 27) Roy Mangersnes (see page 29) Tone S.

Beckman (see page 31) Andres Serrano (see page 12) PS, I have MS (see page 38) Uncertain States Scandinavia (see page 39) NFF (see page 40) NSFF (see page 40) Schools (see page 41) Kindergartens (see page 40) Camera clubs (see page 41) NORDIC LIGHT HOUSE 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 6 6 KUNSTFORENINGEN NERPARKEN STORGATA 19 CAROLINE CINEMA LANGVEIEN 19 (BEDEHUSET) EXHIBITION DURATION Exhibitions at the Nordic Light House will be on display until 30 August 2018 (there might be some exceptions).

Exhibitions at other locations will be on display until 6 May 2018. Our web page will be updated with information about the opening hours etc. by the end of May. EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS, SEE PAGE 2 5 EXHIBITIONS OVERVIEW Photo: Omar Sejnæs Photo: Odd Inge Teige Photo: Tommy Rustad

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 39 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 38 Other exhibitions Other exhibitions Poster photo: Einar Sira OTHER EXHIBITIONS UNCERTAIN STATES OF SCANDINAVIA Don’t miss out USS’s 2nd annual exhibition with more than 30 photographers showcasing their work.

Uncertain States Scandinavia (USS) is an artist-driven project aiming to promote Scandinavian photo art by publishing a free, full-size paper, available in a variety of art scenes, where art photographers are given the possibility to show their work and artistic expression. The large format makes it an alternative gallery that the viewer can take home, and helps expose the work of Scandinavian art photographers to a wider audience.

Release Issue 7 Issue 7 will be launched at a special event Friday 27 April 21.00. Exhibtion: 2nd annual 2018 At Nordic Light Light, you can explore USS’s second annual exhibition since its inception in 2016, where more than 30 photographers will showcase their work in Storgata 19. Opening hours: Thursday–Sunday 12.00–20.00 Exhibiting photographers Astrid Gjersøe Skåtterød Bård Ek Cecilie Riis Kjeldsen Charlie Fjätström Chris André Aadland Einar Sira Eirik Knoop Erlend Berge Eli Haugen Sandnes Espen Dahl Geir Moseid Gjert Rognli Håkon Røysland Ihne Pedersen Jannecke Sanne Normann John Wang Jorunn Eikill Veflen Kai Hansen Kaja Juul Kirsten Opstad Kristin Slotterøy Lars Vilhelmsen Maria Gosse Mats Fagerberg Mona Ødegård Ole Brodersen Raymond Mosken Rebecca Jafari Rebecca Ravneberg Sara Angelica Spilling Stig Marlon Weston Svit/Haseth Tor S Ulstein Trude Bekk Will Vickers Åsne Eldøy The photo exhibition “PS, I have MS” will be visiting Kristiansund during Nordic Light and the following week.

It is placed in Nerparken, betweeen “Kunstforeningen” and the Kirkelandet church. The exhibition consists of three major installations, showing a glimpse of the lives of six people living with MS. Most people have heard about MS, but few knows what the disease actually is, and what it means for those who are affected. It is important for anyone with MS to be seen for who they are, and not their diagnosis.

Around 11 000 people in Norway live with MS (mutilated sclerosis), one of the most common neurological diseases we have. Norway is among the countries in the world with the highest incidence of the disease in relation to population. Twice as many women as men receive MS, and usually they are between 20 and 30 years when diagnosed. PS, I HAVE MS The exhibition is arranged by Merck and the MS Association in Norway, and is part of a larger information campaign: www.psjegharms.no. The creative concept: frames There is no doubt that the disease MS puts restrictions on one’s life. In a way, it creates a frame.

The frame can be both an obstacle and a stability, it is about preventing the frame from shrinking the scope of possibilities for that person. If the disease is not impaired, the frame shrinks, and thus also the possibilities of what life can contain. The photographer Fredrik Arff has fused an excerpt of the life of people with MS, the surroundings and the framework they are in. The main character appears in a white frame, with the surroundings around. The installations also emphasize the frames – the pictures are surrounded by a white frame and excavated with a steel wire, and kind of making it flow up in the air.

See the outdoor exhibition focusing on breaking the stigma and people’s perception of what it means to live with MS. Sissel H. Hammersland has lived with MS for 25 years. For 20 of these she has worked as a library assistant at a school in Odda Photo: Fredrik Arff

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 41 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 40 Other exhibitions Other exhibitions OTHER EXHIBITIONS Experience the photographer of the year, category winners and all winning images at the exhibition from this year’s national competition. The Norwegian Association of Photographers (NFF) is returning to Nordic Light with their exhibition from the national competition “Landskonkurransen 2018”. The exhibition in Caroline cinema displays some of the best images this year taken by professional photographers, competing in seven categories: Portrait, Wedding, Children, Digital work, Commercial, Nature and Reportage.

The National Competition is organized annually by NFF and is open to all professional photographers and students/apprentices within photography. The winners were awarded in a prize ceremony on 8 April, at the annual congress of the association. Arne Beck was awarded the prestigious title the “Photographer of the Year NFF 2018”. He received the highest score in competition with 183 photographers and 728 submitted images from all over the country. Nina Lædre was awarded the title “Student/ Apprentice of the Year”.

We congratulate all the winners and look forward to exhibiting your work in Caroline Cinema Centre! The Norwegian Society for Photography (NSFF) has ever since Nordic Light’s first year exhibited photos from their yearbook.

You can see the yearbook exhibition in Langveien 19 (Bedehuset). This year, as previous years, the kindergartens in Kristiansund have been invited to participate with their own exhibitions. These exhibitions are always exciting to see, as the kids show us their perspective of things.

See the work from the young and aspiring artists in Langveien 19 (Bedehuset)! NFF: “LANDSKONKURRANSEN 2018” CAMERA CLUBS KRISTIANSUND HIGH SCHOOL POP UP EXHIBITION AT BRYGGEKANTEN BRASSERIE & BACHE BAR BJERKELY FOLKEHØGSKOLE KINDERGARTENS NSFF: “ÅRBOKUTSTILLINGEN” As previous years, we have invited camera clubs from all around the country to show their works at the festival. The camera club exhibition shows a wide range of themes and projects, with a great variation in approaches and technique.

The graduate students at Media and Communication from Kristiansund High School is presenting the project “Spektrum” (spectrum).

Through this exhibition the students have based their work on the color spectrum. Each student is presenting his/her interpretation of a color in the color circle. The work show everything from Norwegian nature to still photography of fruit. You can see the work in Langveien 19 (Bedehuset). (Work from the other grades will also be exhibited.) There will be a photo lunch on the second floor of the restaurant Saturday 28 April. There will be a pop-up exhibition in the restaurant. More information will be published in a specific Facebook event (follow @bryggekanten). Bryggekanten Brasserie, Storkaia 1.

Clubs in the exhibition Kristiansund Camera Club Batnfjorden Camera Club Hustadvika Camera Club Molde Camera Club Sunndal Camera Club Students working on their exhibition project for Nordic Light in 2017. The students were portraying persons in Kristiansund they saw as somehow important for the town. The exhibition was shown around town in empty shop windows Photo: Sylvia Stokke The children at their exhibition in 2016 Photo: Laila Gudrun Nilsen Windmill at Smøla Photo: Rolf Indergård, Batnfjorden Camera Club Nidrarosomen in Trondheim Photo: Ronny Kvande, Sunndal Camera Club From a portrait project by Kristiansund Camera Club where they aim to make a diverse collection of portraits from the female population in Kristiansund Photo: Lisbeth Fagereng Jacobsen, Kristiansund Camera Club We are happy to welcome back Bjerkely Folkehøgskole and their students showing their work.Students represented this year: Julie Bestum Elisabeth Tørudstad Anja Ekre Svendsen Thor Isak Ringsbu Patrick Strøm Hildebrandt (Teacher: Anne-Marit Holmseth) The exhibition is in Langveien 19 (Bedehuset).

Enok Groven – Von Doren Watch Campaign Foto: Arne Beck

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 43 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 42 Evening talk show “Ansikt til Ansikt” Evening talk show “Ansikt til Ansikt” CHRISTIAN MICHELSEN, KJETIL THORSEN OG RUNE EDØY TORSDAG 26. APRIL Morten Krogvold i samtale med: En ydmyk fotballtrener, en ujålete klubbleder og en ellevill radiokommentator. For mange, er fotball livet. For noen, er det langt viktigere enn det… Morten Krogvold møter tre fotballfrelste til en samtale om lidenskap, måloppnåelse, pågangsmot, drivkraft, suksess, ledelse og lidelse – og kanskje litt fotball også? Christian Michelsen har vært hovedtrener i KBK siden 2014.

Med saklig entusiasme og ukuelig optimisme har han ledet laget, steg for steg. Underveis har han hele tiden sørget for at KBK-spillerne har hatt føttene godt plantet på jorda. Christian ble nominert til tittelen Årets trener i Eliteserien i 2017.

Daglig leder i KBK, Kjetil Thorsen, er ikke bare en dyktig leder, men en ildsjel utenom det vanlige. I 2015 gikk han 250 km fra Dombås til Kristiansund, i 2016 toppet han med en 271 kilometer lang gåtur fra Levanger til Kristiansund. Kjetil har isbadet sammen med Notar, gått sammen med en næringslivstropp fra Innerdalen til Todalen og hatt med NEAS-ansatte på yoga på toppen av Freikollen. For å nevne noe… Tidens Krav-reporter Rune Edøy har fulgt fotballen i Kristiansund i hele sitt liv. Siden 2010 har han kommentert lagets kamper på radio. Den allerede legendariske Rune gikk regelrett bananas i studio når Kristiansund sikret seg opprykk til Eliteserien, og opptakene har gått viralt – langt utenfor fotballens kretser.

ANSIKT TIL ANSIKT The Nordic Light International Festival of Photography is not just about legendary photographers and inspiration for the next camera purchase. Nordic Light is also well-known personalities and strong opinions. Every evening from Thursday to Saturday, our Artistic Director Morten Krogvold hosts the talk show “Ansikt til Ansikt”, meaning “Face to Face”. Krogvold leads a close and personal conversation with well-known personalities about society, art and culture – and about life itself. Among previous guests are football player Ole Gunnar Solskjær, the now deceased doctor and professor of medicine Per Fugelli, investor Christian Ringnes and lawyer Geir Lippestad.

This year, all conversations are in Norwegian. The Poppe Family in Ansikt til Ansikt with Morten Krogvold and co- host Mikkel Aaland, Nordic Light 2016. © Odd Inge Teige NÅR: TORSDAG 26. APRIL 19.00 PRIS: 260/275 KR BILLETTER: TIKKIO / FESTIVALKONTORET FREDAG 27. APRIL LØRDAG 28. APRIL MORTEN ROSTRUP MORTEN KROGVOLD Morten Krogvold i samtale med: Johild Kosberg Bredin i samtale med: I talkshow-serien Ansikt til Ansikt er vi vant til å se Morten Krogvold i samtale med interessante personligheter fra kulturliv, samfunnsliv, næringsliv og idrett. Som en sentral person i norsk kulturliv, er det nå Morten sin tur å innta gjesterollen.

I Ansikt til Ansikt lørdag 28. april, møter vi ham i en samtale ledet av Bjørnsonfestivalens Johild Kosberg Bredin. Morten Krogvold har vært lidenskapelig engasjert i fotografi siden han var ung gutt. I dag er han en av landets fremste fotografer, særlig kjent for sine klassiske portretter av kunstnere, politikere og andre berømtheter.

Krogvold er også lidenskapelig opptatt av hva som rører seg i kultur-Norge. Han har vært kunstnerisk leder for fotofestivalen Nordic Light siden oppstarten i 2006, og har gjennom dette bidratt til å bringe mye god fotografi til Norge. Krogvold er kjent for sin entusiasme og evne til å formidle fotografi, og han har arrangert hundrevis av workshops i 20 land. Johild Kosberg Bredin har vært festivalsjef for Bjørnsonfestivalen i Molde de siste to årene. Hun er utdannet musiker, og hadde flere stillinger innenfor kulturavdelingen i Møre og Romsdal fylkeskommune, før hun ble fagsjef for kulturformidling.

Bjørnsonfestivalen har som hovedmål å fremme interessen for litteratur og skrivekunst. Festivalen ble etablert i 1992, som Norges første litteraturfestival. Gjennom mer enn 20 år som lege og feltarbeider i Leger Uten Grenser har Morten Rostrup reddet utallige liv i krigs- og katastrofeområder verden over. Før var han også aktiv som ekspedisjonsklatrer og besteg Mt. Everest i 1996. Han er med andre ord vant til å sette sitt eget i liv i fare – ikke minst for å kunne redde andres. Morten Rostrup er overlege, dr. med. ved Akuttmedisinsk avdeling, Oslo universitetssykehus og professor ved Avdeling for medisinsk atferdsvitenskap, Universitetet i Oslo.

Han har 22 års erfaring med medisinsk humanitært arbeid i mange konflikt- og katastrofeområder. Han har blant annet arbeidet i mange land i Afrika (Kongo, Sudan, Angola, Rwanda, Liberia, Tsjad, Libya, Tanzania mm.) samt i konfliktene i Asia og Midtøsten (Syria, Afghanistan, Irak, Egypt, Indonesia) og Kosovo, Ukraina og Haiti. Rostrups to seneste oppdrag var i forbindelse med ebolaepidemien i Liberia i 2014 og flyktningkrisen i Bangladesh i 2018. Han var med på å stifte Leger Uten Grenser (MSF) i Norge i 1996 og var organisasjonens første leder her i landet. Han var internasjonal president for MSF i 2000-2004.

Han har også inntil nylig sittet i det internasjonale styret i MSF. Rostrup fikk i 2014 Arne Næss hederspris for sitt humanitære arbeid. Han var tidligere aktiv ekspedisjonsklatrer og besteg Mt. Everest i 1996. NÅR: FREDAG 27. APRIL 19.00 PRIS: 260/275 KR BILLETTER: TIKKIO / FESTIVALKONTORET NÅR: LØRDAG 28. APRIL 19.00 PRIS: 260/275 KR BILLETTER: TIKKIO / FESTIVALKONTORET

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 45 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 44 Homage to Nordic Light by Mikkel Aaland Homage to Nordic Light by Mikkel Aaland Larger than life personalities such as Pete Turner, Joel Peter Witkin, Greg Gorman, Mary Ellen Mark, Elliot Erwitt, Steve McCurry, Marc Riboud, Anton Corbijn, James Nachtwey, Joyce Tenneson, and many others mingle comfortably with students and amateurs and relatively unknown artists and create a familiar bond that lasts long after the festivals are over. My memories of Nordic Light start in 2009 and playback over the years like a streaming miniseries.

In 2011, for example, I remember two photographers from Finland, Esko Männikkö and Pekka Turunen. I see them seated on stage with Morten Krogvold, the charismatic leader and creative director of Nordic Light. The theatre is dark and filled with an eager audience waiting to hear their story. The day before, in my role as Morten’s wingman and co-host, I had introduced the relatively unknown Finnish artists to a smaller audience who had fallen in love with their comic retelling of their journey in a beat-up old Citroën through northern Finland and the former Soviet Union. Now, with a larger audience and the spotlight on them again, they sat stoically as Morten tried futilely to engage them in conversation.

The audience grew restless. Finally, Esko (I think it was him) looked quizzically at Morten and said slowly, “But we said everything yesterday.” The audience roared with laughter but Esko was serious and it took great effort by Morten to get even a few words from either of the Finns who had been so animated the day before. At one point, a woman in the front row fell asleep. Pekka (I think it was him) jumped up from the stage and walked quickly toward the woman carrying a pillow. He placed the pillow gently behind her head and then went back and sat quietly next to Morten. It was pure theatrical genius and true to the Finnish character.

I will never forget the first time I saw the work of the great Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelson (2011). I was late for his lecture and stood in the back of the main theatre as a series of stunning black and white photos from the Arctic filled the large cinema screen. Axelson spent almost three decades documenting the Inuit native people of the north and I was shaken by the overwhelming beauty of his photos and the painful realization I was seeing a world not long to last. Then there was the work of the Cuban photographer Raul Cañibano Ercilla. In 2013 Anne Lise Flavik, one of Nordic Light’s founders, and at the time, director, organized a Cuban theme for the festival and flew in a group of photographers and curators from Cuba.

I can still hear the stunned silence in the room as Raul finished his presentation. Then the room erupted and the audience jumped to their feet clapping wildly for the longest time. It was electric.

I have vivid memories of swimming in the crazy-cold sea between presentations with Burkhard Arnold the German director of Focus Gallery, (2009), Cooper & Gorfer, the talented photography duo from Sweden (2014), and Lucas Foglia a San Francisco fine arts photographer (2017). I have warm memories of BY MIKKEL AALAND NORDIC LIGHT CO-HOST (AND FESTIVAL VETERAN) HOMAGE TO NORDIC LIGHT I have attended photo festivals and events all over the world and Nordic Light in Kristiansund is my favorite. Here in this small coastal town, squeezed between impressive snow-capped mountains and the temperamental Atlantic, magical things happen.

MIKKEL AALAND is a professional photographer and the author of 12 best selling books on digital photography. His non-technical books include “County Fair Portraits”, “Sweat” (an illustrated tour of international bathing customs), “The Sword of Heaven”, “Pilgrimage to Kailash” and a recently published memoir, “The River in My Backyard”. Aaland, along with his wife and two daughters, is currently based in San Francisco and Telemark, Norway.

sneaking into the sauna at the top of the Scandic hotel with the Brazilian photographer Mona Kuhn and the American photographer Jane Evelyn Atwood. And memories of organizing the Beyond Pixel Unfestival with tech savant Hans Peter Brøndmo (2013) and sharing Nordic Light with technology legends from California Leo Laporte and Bill Atkinson. My memories would not exist if it were not for the volunteers who put their heart and soul into making the festival happen. Volunteers like Martin Unger, Odd Inge Teige, Per Arnfinn Persen and Dag Nystuen, just to name a few. They are the true heroes of the festival.

And then was Iké Udé, the Nigerian photographer living in New York (2017). While we were on the stage together I expressed lust for his hair and afterwards he grabbed me by the arm and marched me to a nearby hair saloon where he bought me body-boosting mousse and showed me how to use it. My hair was only marginally improved, but something always happens at Nordic Light that leaves me smarter, wiser and more convinced than ever how important photography—and the Norwegian perspective on it – is for the world. Here is one last memory.

It was the wrap up party (2015) and we were at the home of Lars Liabø, chairman of the Nordic Light board, feasting on homemade Baccalà and aquavit. Something made me remember a story I had heard recently in New York about a guy who always carried around two notes he had written to himself. The first note in one pocket read, “I am the center of the universe”. The other note in another pocket read “I am a piece of shit”. I told the story to photographers sitting around me and after a moment of silence, one of them, Hilde Carling, spoke up. In Norway, she said, we would say it a bit different.

Here, the first note would say “we are the center of the universe”, but the other note would say, “and so is everyone else”. These are wise words and just one more of many Nordic Light memories I savor.

My memories would not exist if it were not for the volunteers who put their heart and soul into making the festival happen.” Mikkel Aaland co-hosting in Caroline Cinema 2016 © Odd Inge Teige The Festival Farade in Gågata (Nedre Enggate) 2016 © Omar Sejnæs

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 47 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 46 Welcome to Kristiansund Our superheroes Three things impossible to ignore: clipfish, opera and the boat Sundbåten. Kristiansund is one of Norway’s most distinctive towns with its colorful post-war architecture.

It is beautifully located on four islands connected by bridges at the ocean’s edge. The town became known for clipfish production as early as in 1737, but in modern times oil and gas has become a leading industry. Discover more about the history of clipfish at the Norwegian Clipfish Museum. From the top of the tower at Varden, 10-15 minutes on foot from the town centre, you can experience a 360-degree view of Kristiansund, the shipping fairway, the island Grip, the fjords and the mountains. The tower is a copy of an old watch tower used in times of hostility and by ships’ pilots in times of peace.

We recommend a trip with the shuttle boat “Sundbåten”, the world’s oldest mode of public transport still in operation, connecting the four islands.

Kristiansund is also known as the city of opera. The opera in Kristiansund was established in 1928, and there is an annual Opera Festival that takes place in February. Last but not least, Kristiansund is the gateway to the amazing Atlantic Ocean Road. With seven bridges, the road follows the islands in the sea like a snake, taking you on a unique journey close to the powerful Atlantic Ocean. “Why do I have to leave this paradise?” LUCIEN CLERGUE, GUEST IN 2011 Kristiansund harbour © Studio 400 Gallery staff © Omar Sejnæs Krogvold Café © Omar Sejnæs Festival office © Omar Sejnæs WELCOME TO KRISTIANSUND AND BY THAT WE MEAN ALL OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS OUR SUPERHEROES Many of you have been with us for years, and we appreciate that.

In 2018, we are also so incredible happy to see a great number of brand new volunteers in our festival team. Welcome! We are looking forward to cooperating with you. Our volunteers are one of the most important pieces in the puzzle needed to make Nordic Light happen every year. The glue that holds the programme together. Although we are a small administration of only three people, our incredible volunteer base make our organization feel larger and more alive. You come to us with different talents, interests and backgrounds, creating a wonderful mix of people, helping us solving the challenges and seize the opportunities.

You will see our amazing volunteers everywhere. At the door, welcoming you to an exhibition, checking your ticket at Caroline Cinema, answering questions at the festival office, picking up our guests at the airport and showing them around, capturing the events and the Nordic Light atmosphere with their camera. Many of them also spent hours preparing the galleries for the festival exhibitions, preparing the festival office or helping out with proof reading of our material. Your contributions are recognized and appreciated at every step along the way. We are so grateful for all your support.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! A small word with a powerful meaning. Our heartfelt thanks go to all the Nordic Light volunteers for your tireless support, your positive attitude and your numerous hours of work to make this wonderful festival happen.

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 49 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 48 Bits and pieces Bits and pieces Nordic Light has the pleasure of having a curatorial intern during this year’s photo festival. Early April, Simone Magaard (1989) arrived in Kristiansund to experience Nordic Light from the inside.

She was born in Copenhagen and is based in Helsingborg, Sweden. She works mainly as an educator at Landskrona Museum and during the Landskrona Photo Festival. She is also a photographer and part of a photo collective for analog photography in German Heidelberg.

Simone has been an important contributor in the planning/curating of this year’s festival exhibition, as well as assisting with festival planning and implementation of the festival. With a strong background in dissemination, she will also have a role in our galleries during and after the festival. Her stay will be around five weeks long. The internship is sponsored by The Nordic Culture Fund. Many of this year’s guest photographers have one or more books for sale in our book shop. If so, the photographer will attend a book signing in the shop right after his/her lecture.

This is a perfect opportunity to get a personal greeting and the autograph of your favorite photographer.

See the respective photographer’s presentation page to see which photographers have books for sale. BITS AND PIECES In our Festival Shop you can find a wide selection of photo books – mainly from previous or this year’s guests of our festival, as well as signed and unsigned posters, art postcards, t-shirts, notebooks and more. Here you can also buy art works from this year’s festival exhibition (see also page 35). The Festival Shop is open at the same time as the Festival Office (see page 2 for opening hours). Our cozy and intimate festival café and pub, named after our Artistic Director Morten Krogvold.

Several of his works are exhibited here.

Krogvold Café is the place to hang around between the festival activities, to get a light lunch or a tasty snack in the afternoon. This is where you catch up with old friends and make new acquaintances in the evening, meeting over a glass of wine or a locally brewed beer. Before the free Breakfast Movie, we sell breakfast on-the-go just outside the theatre to kick start your day! BREAKFAST MENU From 08.00 (Caroline Cinema) • Home-made oatmeal porridge w/ caramel sauce, roasted almonds and apple • Coffee from Solberg & Hansen LUNCH MENU From 11.00 • Cod burger with homemade pita bread, salad and yogurt dressing • Chicken with salad • Sandwich with Chevre and vegetables SNACK MENU Available all day • Yogurt cup with homemade oat granola and berry sauce • Homemade snack bar with nuts • Chocolate snack • Freshly squeezed juice: carrot and orange or beetroot and apple • Potato snacks with dry-cured ham (after 17.00) • Homemade carrot chips (after 17.00) Nudi Nutrition The food in Krogvold Café is prepared by Nudi Nutrition, a local company working within the field of nutrition and nutrition physiology.

Nudi Nutrition is especially engaged in encouraging children, youth and adults to make healthy choices when eating. As many as possible of the ingredients are from local producers or home-made. The food has been prepared in the kitchen at Comfort Hotel Fosna. KROGVOLD CAFÉ Siri Tøvik in Nudi Nutrition is looking forward to preparing locally made, tasty and healthy food and snacks for our festival guests in Krogvold Café. Boe Marion signing books in 2017 Photo: Ronny Strand Simone Magaard (Self portrait) In partnership with the photography site Wipplay, we arranged an online photo contest in March.

The 60 best images will be projected in the Caroline Cinema foyer during the festival. The contest theme was “Facades”, and the participants were encouraged to grab their camera and do some facade hunting to capture their originality – whether colorful, dilapidated or lively, any facade is worth being photographed.

More than 3500 images were uploaded! The six winners will be awarded with a photo book from one of our festival photographers, and get their images projected at the festival. The jury, composed of the Nordic Light Festival, and photographers Nick Franck and Romain Jacquet Lagrèze, have chosen three pictures, and the other three pictures are the ones with the most votes online. This year, we hand out two different awards during a price ceremony on Friday afternoon. There will also be a presentation of the project Kristiansund – the City of Photography. “Leif Preus Minnepris 2018” The Leif Preus memorial award was established in 2014 by Nordic Light International Festival of Photography to honour the memory of Leif Preus (1928-2013).

He was a significant person in the Norwegian photography industry and established the Preus Museum in Horten, Norway’s National Museum of Photography. He was a also a true friend of Nordic Light.

Previous winners are Tore Holter (2014), Johan Brun (2015), Morten Løberg (2016) and Arild Bergseth (2017). “Nordic Light Fotostipend” The Nordic Light Photo Scholarship was established in 2016, aiming to encourage more people to commit to photography. In cooperation with our general sponsor, SpareBank 1 Nordvest, we hand out 25 000 NOK to a photographer living in or coming from the county of Møre and Romsdal. Previous winners are Karolina Gorzelanczyk (2016) and Jan Robert Willamsen (2017).

NORDIC LIGHT FESTIVAL SHOP CURATOR TRAINEE BOOK SIGNINGS CALL FOR NORDIC LIGHT’S NEXT PHOTO ARTIST IN RESIDENCE! AWARD CEREMONY FRIDAY 27 APRIL WIPPLAY PHOTO CONTEST:”FACADES” Exciting opportunity for professional artists within photography and/or film.

Get a lifetime experience and new inspiration, while working for a couple of weeks in our scenic region, surrounded by mountains, fjords and the beautiful, blue light of the Atlantic Ocean. Application deadline is 6 May 2018 for a residency in August/September this year.

More information and application requirements: www.nle.no/photo-artist-residency.

NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 51 Advertisements NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 50 Bits and pieces BITS AND PIECES STREET FESTIVAL IN KRISTIANSUND: ”NORDMØRSK GATEFEST” The Nordic Light weekend coincides with a street festival offering a two-days feast of activities for young and old. Organizations from Kristiansund and the surrounding regions will create hustle and bustle in the main city street and around the city center.

Enjoy a market with local food and microbreweries, stalls with arts and crafts, stands from different exhibitors and lots more. For the children, there will be activities such as face painting, mascots and the fireman teddy bear with his fire truck. Opening hours for the street festival: • Friday 27 April 14.00–18.00 • Saturday 28 April 11.00–16.00 Get updated information at the Facebook event: Nordmørsk Gatefest - 27. - 28. April 2018 (Norwegian only) NORDIC COLLABORATION As a part of the Nordic Collaboration, ten young, Nordic photography students or recent graduates have been selected to come to Kristiansund during Nordic Light.

The stay includes a three-day photography workshop and participation at the festival. The workshop, titled “Photographing the Home” will be conducted by Clare Gallagher, course director for BA (Hons) Photography with Video at the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. The selected participants are: • Inanna Riccardi (DK) • Frederik Danielsen (DK) • Hertta Kiiski (FI) • Nayab Ikram (FI) • Sonja Margret Olafsdottir (IS) • Hrafnhildur Hannesdottir (IS) • Inga Skålnes (NO) • Haakon Sand (NO) • Hampus Andersson (SE) • Peter Stridsberg (SE) The Nordic Collaboration includes the Nordic Light festival, Landskrona Foto Festival in Sweden and Backlight Photo Festival in Tampere in Finland, as well as the photo art magazine KATALOG – Journal of Photography & Video in Denmark.

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Excited about contributing as a volunteer at Nordic Light 2019? We have a lot of great people helping us out before, during and after the festival. We are looking for even more helpers to join our crew and assist us in making the next festival a success! Read more and register at www.nle.no/volunteer. JOIN THE VOLUNTEER CREW! Allow yourself some time in the cinema foyer before going to the next lecture. • Enjoy the photo exhibition with works from the National Competition 2018 of the Norwegian Association of Photographers (NFF). • Visit the exhibitions stands of NORDphotography and Stjørdal Foto.

• Meet photographers with photo books for sale. • See screening of the best Wipplay images from the photo contest “Facades”. HAPPENING IN THE CAROLINE CINEMA FOYER fylkeskulturkonferansen Kristiansund: 25. april 2018 | Festiviteten K o r l e i s k a n k om m une og frivillig sektor samarbeide betre i framtida? Kven er redd for kunsten? mrfylke.no/Kalender/Kalender-Kulturavd/ Fylkeskulturkonferansen-2018

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We are already planning the next festival. Save the dates and join us when we celebrate photography! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR! IN KRISTIANSUND, NORWAY WWW.NLE.NO 8–12 May 2019 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY