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Seven Years
Tina Enghoff

Seven Years
Tina Enghoff

Essay by Uzma Ahmed Andresen


104 pages
300 x 250 mm
ISBN 9197887609



The women in this book are living with violence meted out to them on a daily basis from their Danish husbands. If they divorce within a period of seven years they may be at risk of deportation from Denmark according to Danish laws. Should a woman be sent to her native country, she often faces the fate of living as a prostitute, ostracised by her own family or dealing with a direct threat on her life. The photographs capture individual women placed in nature, but the women do not appear to be part of the setting; rather they close in on themselves as a symbol of their own isolation.


About the Artist
Tina Enghoff is a visual artist who is based in Copenhagen. She has a background in a lens-based artistic practice focused on critical approaches towards narration, photojournalism, and the notion of evidence alongside initiating projects that revolve around community involvement, collaborations, and site-specific artistic activism. Her work is situated within the Nordic context of colonialism, the institutional violence of the welfare state, and the power structures of the archive. The multiplicity of entry points, resistance to fixed forms of representation, and public engagement play a central role in the process of the visual expression of her projects and the development of strategies of action, gathering, resilience, collective deep listening, and care.


About the Publisher
Journal was founded by Gösta Flemming in 1991 in Sweden with an aim to publish photobooks.

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