06 April — 27 May, 2018
For the first time landscape photographer Hans Strand chooses to direct his camera towards landscapes where nature has completely given way to human interference - landscapes more manmade than natural. Breathtakingly beautiful and fascinating, they resemble works of expressionist art. However, after reading Hans Strand's account of what has occurred at these places the viewer is faced with some uncomfortable and important questions. Added to that thoughtful reflections in the exhibition text by physical geographer and Adjunct Professor Johan Kuylenstierna. What happens to our planet when monocultures and over-exploitation wipe out ecosystems and wildlife? And what can we do to reverse these processes?
"I belong to the old school who believes that photography is documentary. I don't want to misrepresent. I want to create authentic representations of what I see. I'm passionate about complexity and I love to find compositions in chaotic motifs. As a former technical engineer, I find it easy to understand technology; however, photography without composition has no backbone." – Hans Strand