Jenny Kaellman: Surveillance

Jenny Kaellman

Publisher Art And Theory Publishing

ISBN 9789197998529

Idea Code 13067

Swedish photographer Jenny Källman combines the unsentimental with the sensitive, the poetic with the mundane, creating images that roam the liminal space between staged and documentary. This series could also be read as a photo-roman, including social rituals, unseen events, and authentic gestures; the inconspicuous moments of everyday social interactions. They depict the joy of friendship and shared experiences, but also anxiety and a sense of solitude; young people portrayed alone or in small groups, seemingly unaware of the eye of the camera, or ignoring it. It is as if the images capture the very moment before something is about to happen, and the viewer is enticed to create the narrative.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, hb, English