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Happy / Brooklyn: 1988 – 93
Nina Korhonen

Happy / Brooklyn: 1988 - 93 Nina Korhonen

Happy / Brooklyn: 1988 - 93 Nina KorhonenHappy / Brooklyn: 1988 – 93
Nina Korhonen
Tira Books


Edition of 700
128 pages
190 x 260 mm
ISBN 9789163969195


The pictures in this book are from her first photograpy project. During her time as a photography student in Stockholm she traveled to Brooklyn to visit her grandmother Anna and to tell the story about Finntown, a part of Brooklyn that in those days were inhabited by Finnish immigrants. In the weekends she visited Coney Island, photographing people swimming, adolescents roaming the beach and families having picnics.

”Life and taking photographs were pleasurable, simple and unpretentious. This book is a tribute to all the people I met, and to that which was, which never will be again.

About the Artist
Nina Korhonen was born 1961 in Tampere, Finland. Since 1981, she has lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work has been exhibited since 1990 and she is recipient of several awards. Her book ”Anna Amerikan mummu” won the Swedish Photobook Prize 2004.

About the Publisher
Tira Books is a Swedish publisher of photobooks, founded by writer Tommy Arvidson.

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