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Peter De Ru

Peter De Ru


Hardcover with tip in
72 Pages
235 x 275 mm
ISBN 9197696625


Sven, now aged 88, has lived for his entire life in the village of Boda, southwest of Stockholm, and lives in the house that his father built in 1925. This absorbing and thought-provoking photographic essay documents Svens daily life, routines and surroundings through 34 full-colour photographs presented bound in this handsome edition. Through engagement with Svens life, the viewer becomes conscious of different existential aspects such as the passage of time and the choice individuals face in the course of a lifetime.


About the Artist
Peter de Ru was born in the Netherlands in 1946. In 1969 he moved to Sweden and studied the German language at the University of Gothenburg. In 1971 he became a student at Christer Strömholms Photo School in Stockholm and studied there until 1974. Since 1975 Peter is working as a professional photographer in Sweden and abroad. Peter de Ru is represented at several state institutions like the Swedish Radio, the Nobel museum, the Karolinska Hospital and since 2011 at the National Museum in Stockholm (The Swedish State portrait gallery at Gripsholm)

About the Publisher:
Journal was founded by Gösta Flemming in 1991 with an aim to publish photo books. Journal is based in Sweden.

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