Elin Berge
Scandinavian Moments at Landskrona Photo Festival

Scandinavian Moments at Landskrona Photo Festival

Moment’s group project “Scandinavian Moments” will be shown at the Landskrona Photo Festival opening August 22. Large format prints, printed on metal and framed in oak to withstand weather, will be exhibited outdoors throughout the city. Different and quirky locations have been chosen for each image, and visitors will be provided with a “treasure map”...
Elin Berge featured in Swedish FOTO magazine

Elin Berge featured in Swedish FOTO magazine

Tearsheet from FOTO magazine, 4th issue.
Review of Elin Berge's Clear Blue exhibition

Review of Elin Berge’s Clear Blue exhibition

Tearsheet from Västerbottens Kuriren. Photo by Elin Berge/MOMENT/INSTITUTE
Culture on Campus by Elin Berge, book release today

Culture on Campus by Elin Berge, book release today

Two years ago I was assigned to document the weekly cultural event at Umeå University – Culture on Campus. It’s world unique project that has been going on for ten years, with the idea to create a recurring meeting place for the university’s personnel and students; a platform for sensory experiences, inspiration and spontaneous meetings....
Clear Blue - new exhibition by Elin Berge

Clear Blue – new exhibition by Elin Berge

For our Umeå/northern Sweden followers: Welcome to opening of Elin Berge’s new exhibition Clear Blue at Galleri Alva, Norrlands Universitetssjukhus, Umeå, Sweden. 7th of March 2014 at 12.00.
The poor and the rich

The poor and the rich

Four Moment photographers, Elin Berge, Johan Bävman, Martin von Krogh and Åsa Sjöström, are represented in the upcoming exhibition “The poor and the rich” at Virserum Art gallery in Sweden  The Art gallery want to to explore the Swedish society for the upcoming Swedish elections. At the same time they want to take the temperature of the Swedish documentary...
Berge in Swedish national TV about Selves project

Berge in Swedish national TV about Selves project

Elin Berge appeared in the TV-show Go’kväll, episode 11th of December, to talk about her work with the self portrait series Selves, which will be shown in the both 2014 European Capitals of Culture, Umeå and Riga. Selves is a part of the photographic group project in Umeå,  Vi och dom andra. Watch it here...
Elin Berge opens her studio for self-portraits

Elin Berge opens her studio for self-portraits

“Selves” is a co-creative photographic project by Elin Berge. Between 16th and 20th of October she opens her studio in Umeå, Sweden, for people who want to take their self-portrait.
Eivind H. Natvig to speak at Oslo launch of nordic now!

Eivind H. Natvig to speak at Oslo launch of nordic now!

nordic now! zooms in on five tendencies governing the production of photography in the Nordic countries today: private and autobiographical photography; hybrids between photography and other media; the return to analogue techniques; dream-like scenarios that merge reality and fantasy, as well as looking at the immense changes that the genre of documentary is undergoing, with its...
Elin Berge’s new collaborative project funded

Elin Berge’s new collaborative project funded

The hometown of Moment’s photographer Elin Berge, Umeå, is going to be European Capital of Culture in 2014. For this occasion eight Umeå photographers have initiated a collaborative documentary project called Us and them (VODA). The photographers will work independently with their own projects, but under the same question at issue: Who sees and who...
Elin Berge in new book 3*3 Eksjö, Hjo, Nora

Elin Berge in new book 3*3 Eksjö, Hjo, Nora

Three small cities in Sweden seen by the three photographers Elin Berge, Pieter ten Hoopen and Lars Tunbjörk. The towns Eksjö, Hjo and Nora are characterized by their beautiful wooden houses. But what is there to find behind the facades? The work is published by Journal and can be ordered online through Bokus or Photobookstore....
Seeing the exotic other

Seeing the exotic other

I was assigned to shoot the singer and performer Sofia Jannok  for the Swedish magazine Filter. When I called to decide time and place, I noticed she was pissed off. The magazine had suggested a picture of her dressed in something Sami, posing in a winter landscape. That had annoyed her. I was a bit...
Elin Berge in exhibition 3*3 Nora, Hjo, Eksjö together with Pieter ten Hoopen and Lars Tunbjörk

Elin Berge in exhibition 3*3 Nora, Hjo, Eksjö together with Pieter ten Hoopen and Lars Tunbjörk

Three photographers have  made a personal documentation of one town each during 2010. Elin Berge was in Nora and her work is now seen together with the works of Pieter ten Hoopen and Lars Tunbjörk at Eksjö Museum between 2nd of February – 17th of March 2013.
"Blonde" in Svenska Dagbladet

“Blonde” in Svenska Dagbladet

Elin Berge’s project “Blonde” was published in the Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.
Elin Berge receives Swedish Author's Fund grant

Elin Berge receives Swedish Author’s Fund grant

Elin Berge has received a one year working grant from the Swedish Author's Fund to continue working on her long term projects. The image is from her project The Kingdom, in which she shoots Thai-Swedish couples, who are visiting the woman's places of origin in Thailand.
Evening talk about images and reality

Evening talk about images and reality

Elin Berge is part of a series of evening talks about documentary photography apropos of the exhibition Åter till verkligheten (Back to reality) at Västerbottens Museum in Umeå, Sweden. Photographers, art scientists and curators will take part in a dialog with reflections about the angles of approach in the exhibition. On 2nd of December at...
The academic look

The academic look

  “At work, it has happen that other women have seen me as a threat. You know, young, thin, blonde… Maybe it’s special to work within the academics? I teach literature. It’s like you have to prove that you’re not the blonde stereotype. Prove that intelligence and rationality goes together with the looks.” Louise, 33...
Some traces from Marilyn and other commercial icons

Some traces from Marilyn and other commercial icons

The leading blonde of all times must of course be Marilyn Monroe. When mousy Norma Jean was transformed into platinum blonde sex goddess Marilyn, an unbelievably successful product was created. She was the perfect dream for all American men returning from the 1945 war, meeting women with new confidence and independence. In their absence women...
Mild color – gentle person?

Mild color – gentle person?

“I think others interpret you as a little more gentle if you’re a blonde. It’s a mild color. Dark hair is harsh.”
Pilot glasses and the recollection of time

Pilot glasses and the recollection of time

I met Annikken and Laila at the same day in different parts of Oslo. At that point I never thought that the pictures would have anything in common. At least not until I put them together. Suddenly they started speaking to each other. It was as if the pilot glasses, those very material things, told...
Therese

Therese

Therese. Trondheim, Norway, June 2012. Elin Berge. — Elin Berge
Blond - but no blonde

Blond – but no blonde

“I’m not a blonde! To me it’s diminishing to be called that. I’m thinking of boobs and girls who do surgery and stuff. I had dark hair for a long time, but then I grew tired of looking bald every sixth week or so, when the fair hair started to grow out"
The sorry brunettes

The sorry brunettes

When I was young I had long blonde hair down to my waist. Yeah, I was pretty. I just had to move my hips a little to get help with all kinds of things. I felt sorry for the brunettes! It was the 70’s, you know, they had a hell trying to pretend to be...
From one stereotype to another

From one stereotype to another

I kind of went from one stereotype to another there for a while”, she says with a smile as she explains why she decided to take of her veil after twelve years. “I’m still a proud Muslim. Things just happened in my life and I came to a point where I just couldn't bear all...
Shana

Shana

Shana. Central Station, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2012. Elin Berge.