Program & Tours

Guided tours Sundays at 13:00 (in Swedish)
15 October–17 December 2017 and 14 January–4 February 2018

In Swedish only


Programs during the exhibition

Published –  Photobooks in Sweden


Photo Book and Society


The photo book will be discussed in relation to the exhibition themes Image, Society and Self, during three evenings.

What images of society are conveyed through photo books? What is visible and what remains in the shadows? How does the photographer manifest his or her own position, and how do the stories navigate between fiction and documentary claims? In which ways do text and image work together and what can they achive? The questions will be discussed in relation to the books The Hambantota Connection, by Kerstin Hamilton, and Spår av en befolkning, by Anders Kristensson.



Kerstin Hamilton, artist

Anders Kristensson, artist

Louise Wolthers, Hasselblad Foundation

Moderator: Niclas Östlind


Time: 28 February, 18:00-19:30

Place: Hasselblad Center



Release Evening


Welcome to the release of three new photo books:


Anna Nordquist Andersson, Black Chamber

Tina Carlsson, Ellerine sağlık

Dawid, Välstånd

Matilda Plöjel, sailor press

Linda Bergman, Boris Press

Moderator: Niclas Östlind


Time: 14 mars, 18:00-20:00

Place: Hasselblad Center



Photo Book and the Self


The photo book will be discussed in relation to the exhibition themes Image, Society and Self, during three evenings.

How have photographers used the book as a means to portray their own experiences? What can be said about the role of the photographer that emerges in several of these works, considering persepctives such as gender? How is the relationship between the personal and the political negotiated and portrayed in the books? In which ways do the books depict and stage identities and communities?



Agneta Ekman, artist

David Magnusson, artist

Per Magnus Johansson, psychologist

Moderator: Niclas Östlind


Time: 21 mars, 18:30-20:00

Place: Hasselblad Center



Hasselblad Foundation Photo Book Grant 2018


Welcome to the award ceremony with this year’s photo book grant recipients Tova Mozard, Alice Schoolcraft and Annica Karlsson Rixon. The ceremony will be followed by a book release of Helga Härenstam’s new book In Waiting for What is to Come, for which she received the photo book grant in 2017.


Time: 6 April, 14:30-16:00

Place: Hasselblad Center



Actors Surrounding the Photo Book


Several actors central to the Swedish photo book culture are invited to discuss what makes a photo book interesting, to convey personal experiences of publishing, and to describe the international networks in which the books are shown, sold and distributed. The participants will give insights into the desires that shape collections, and show examples of unusual photo books.



Mikael Olsson, photographer

Gerry Johansson, photographer

Gösta Flemming, Journal förlag

Lotta Törnroth, fotograf, Blackbook Publications

Moderator: Niclas Östlind


Time: 11 April, 18:00-19:00

Place: Hasselblad Center



Photo Book and the Image


The photo book will be discussed in relation to the exhibition themes Image, Society and Self, during three evenings.

What constitutes the specific qualities and possibilities of the photo book and the image, seen as artisitic expressions? What visual and conceptual dimensions does published photography hold and what can it portray?




Marie Lundquist, poet

Annika von Hausswolff, artist

Mikael van Reis, art critic

Moderator: Niclas Östlind


Time: 18 April, 18:00-19:30

Place: Hasselblad Center



Conversation: Karl Ove Knausgård & Thomas Wågström


The author Karl Olov Knausgård has written texts for several photo books by photographer Thomas Wågström. The conversation, which will be led by Niclas Östlind, will revolve around how they view each others works, and on the relationship between text and image.


Time: 20 April, 18:00-19:00

Place: The conversation will be held at Gothenburg City Library at Trappscenen.



Rare Photo Books


Among the true rarities in the exhibition is Eva Klasson’s groundbreaking book Le trosiéme angle (The Third Angle) from 1976. Art historian Thomas Millroth’s lecture In Joan Jonas’ Mirror – on Eva Klasson’s Le Troisième Angle, views Eva Klasson’s work from a historical perspective, referencing both the artist book tradition, as well as significant feminist predecessors from the 1970s.  The Hasselblad Foundation’s librarian Elsa Modin speaks about several of the rare books in the exhibition and what makes them special.


Time: 2 May, 18:00-19:00

Place: Hasselblad Center



Artist Book Release


Valand Academy, Master Students, Photography

During the spring 2018, the students have explored the book as a platform for photographic stories. Together with Lecturer Kalle Sanner, they will reflect on their experiences of working with artist books.


Time: 3 May, 16:00-18:00

Place: Hasselblad Center





Book Release:

Kalle Sanner with Karl Palmås

Casia Bromberg

Moderator: Niclas Östlind.


Bengt-Arne Falk about Café-liv.


Time: 6 May, 14:00-16:00

Place: Hasselblad Center



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