Essay by Josefine Klougart
Hardcover + accompanying booklet with in-depth captions
285 x 350 mm
KYSTLAND is a photographic journey along the coasts of Denmark. Through words and images, photographers MATHIAS SVOLD and ULRIK HASEMANN unfold the story of the nature and people found where water meets land. This body of work is a combined effort of artistic documentary, offering us everyday life, as well as extraordinary moments from the coasts.
About the Artists
Mathias Svold (b. 1991) is a documentary photographer based in Denmark. Besides pursuing personal long-term projects he is working with various kinds of reportage, portrait and video assignments. His work often investigates how climate, people and communities affect the nature.
In 2017 he graduated from the Danish School of Media and Journalism’s photojournalism program. He has been interning for National Geographic Magazine (US) and Jyllands-Posten (DK), and he is currently a mentee at VII’s two-year program.
Ulrik Hasemann is a documentary photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Hasemann’s previous work revolves around the relations between man and nature as well as social topics and issues regarding human rights. Hasemann believes photojournalism is important to understand the world we live in and to create comprehension and unity between people.
About the Publisher
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