Unravelled
Kajsa Gullberg

Unravelled
Kajsa Gullberg
Dewi Lewis Publishing


Hardcover
88 pages
300×200 mm
2014

ISBN 9781907893551

 

 

In ‘Unravelled’, Kajsa Gullberg looks at the marks that life makes on us – both the physical and the psychological. Gullberg combines images of women bearing scars on their bodies with those of the natural world – hinting at both a sense of inevitability and our unrealistic dreams of perfection. These women expose themselves, putting on display what our culture seeks to forget – the imperfect, the ugly and the embarrassing. And yet we need to be loved as we are. Unravelled is made in the hope that the viewer will come to love themselves a little bit more.

The expressive qualities of Gullberg’s work are both intimate and edgy. Her viewers are given a raw, yet poetic, look at life. She looks for beauty, strength and pride where you would not always expect to find it. Gullberg says “I deliberately put myself in situations that make me vulnerable. It makes me remember what it’s like to have pictures taken of yourself. That again helps me uncover the traces that bind us together.

 

About the Artist
Kajsa Gullberg is a Swedish photographer, based in Denmark.

About the publisher
Dewi Lewis Publishing is a partnership owned and run by Caroline Warhurst and Dewi Lewis. Founded in 1994, its photography list has an international reputation and has included books by leading British and international photographers such as William Klein, Martin Parr, Simon Norfolk, Fay Godwin, Tom Wood, Sergio Larrain, Frank Horvat, John Blakemore, Paolo Pelegrin and Bruce Gilden. The aim of the company is to bring to the attention of a wider public, accessible but challenging contemporary photography by both established and lesser known practitioners. The company has a worldwide distribution network and is recognised as one of the leading photographic publishers in the world.

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