Elin Høyland —The Brothers and Other Stories
15 March 2012 - 20 April 2012
Having commenced her career in photojournalism, Høyland has been developing insightful portraiture projects based on long-term engagement with her subjects since the early 2000s. While developing a project entitled ‘belonging’ (portraits of two people with a deep and generally long-standing relationship to each other) she became aware of brothers Harald and Matthias Ramen (aged 75 and 80) living in an isolated hamlet in central Norway and eking out a simple, meditative and even existentialist way of life in a starkly beautiful landscape which the 20th century seems to have bypassed. Using her camera almost as a ‘passport’ into the brothers’ austere world, Høyland is the virtually unnoticed observer of a filmic and diaristic narrative focusing on the minutiae of daily life in this insular private domain.
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