One of Sweden’s most respected and awarded photographs, Martin Bogren exhibits Italia at Fotografiska, a photographic series which is also a photo book published by Max Ström. Italia is the result of several long sojourns in the southern European country, a poetic depiction of a crossroads. Martin Bogren’s previous exhibition at Fotografiska in 2011, Lowlands, gave rise to the series Tractor Boys in which he documented rural life in his home village in Skåne, southern Sweden and his encounter with today’s 15-year-olds. Encounters that reflected his own teenage experiences, which made Bogren, shaped by a desire to leave the village, employ photography to fill in the memory gaps. With Italia, Bogren has positioned himself in a sensual here and now, replete with lyricism and a dreamy quality.
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