110 x 160 mm
“The ongoing covid-19 pandemic uncovers the basic message in this book project, which consists of photographs divided by quotes from Stig Dagerman’s autobiographical essay Our Need for Consolation is Insatiable.
The quote on page 36* touches on a burning issue. We know that the pandemic originates from wild animals being caught and sold on markets and that their habitats in the forests are depleted. The pandemic has also exposed our fear of admitting weakness and vulnerability.
A desirable result of this book is that it leads to discussions about our existence beyond political deadlocks.”
About the Artist
Since 1976, Kjell-Åke Jansson has been photographing his hometown Västerås and its inhabitants. Through documentary street photography, Jansson has for over 40 years captured moments, scenes and faces in the city’s spaces. The strongest driving force for Jansson remains to tell about people’s everyday life, the city’s change and to show life on the fringes of society. Many of Jansson’s photographs have never been shown before and the exhibition at the Västerås Art Museum.
About the Publisher
Journal was founded by Gösta Flemming in 1991 with the aim to publish photo books. They are based in Sweden.