VII Member Linda Bournane Engelberth and VII Mentor Program photographer Line Ørnes Søndergaard are included in the Norwegian Documentary Photography exhibition.
The exhibition, on view at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter from August 23, 2019, through January 12, 2020, presents the works of 35 photographers with projects spanning the last decade.
All projects presented in the exhibition are the result of dedicated photographic research over time, made possible through support from the Fritt Ord Foundation and the Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP). VII Emeritus Member Espen Rasmussen is one of the mentors and editors at the NJP.
Algiers, Algeria, 2019. The main street of Algiers center is crowded with people; it is Friday, the day Algerians have gathered to protest since February 12. Flags are waving in the wind; there are nearly as many police as protesters. The policemen are standing ready with shields, teargas and batons. Suddenly, the march begins and people are running to the main street from all directions. All groups are represented, ranging from feminists to Islamists, women and men, children and grandparents. They all have one thing in common; the desire for change, and a new government. Read more here.
In an interview with L’Obs, Linda Bournane Engelberth speaks about “Outside the Binary,” her new project about the richness and diversity of gender identities.
“I hope that people who will see the portraits and read the testimonials will open up and reflect on the definitions of gender identities.” — Linda Bournane Engelberth
“Outside the Binary” is Linda’s contribution to the “Her Take: (Re)Thinking Masculinity,” a project in seven parts by the Seven of VII, the seven female photographers of VII. In “Her Take,” each photographer undertakes a visual reflection on masculinity — re-framing it, challenging it, referencing it historically, exploring it, considering it in specific cultural contexts and changing social conventions, or coming out from the shadow of it.