By Allette Ngo Omam Sørensen
The Nordic Dummy Award is an unique annual prize established to present new photographic trends within the Nordic countries, by publishing the award-winner’s photo book and aiming to stimulate new photographic productions from within the field. The Nordic Dummy Award endeavours to do so by giving books a suitable space as an independent platform of artistic expression, and was initiated in 2012 by Fotogalleriet (Oslo) and The Norwegian Association of Fine Art Photographers.
The nine shortlisted dummies are now on tour, and you can see them at Fotografisk Center until March 3, 2019. Come by and take a look before departure!
Øystein Agerlie — Encyclopedia of Man
Agerlie was born in Norway, 1981. He lives and works in Oslo (NO).
Celeste Knirte Arnstedt & Peter Wessel Eid — Olivenbjerget
Arnstedt was born in Denmark, 1995. She lives and works in Copenhagen (DK).
Wessel was born in Norway, 1995. He lives and works in Copenhagen (DK).
Theo Elias — Smoke
Elias was born in Sweden, 1985. He lives and works in Stockholm (SE).
Anna Hyvärinen — Lost Identity
Hyvärinen was born in Finland, 1980. She lives and works in Copenhagen (DK).
Ole Nesset — Unburdened Migration
Nesset was born in Norway, 1994. He lives and works in Gothenburg (SE).
Steffen Kloster Poulsen — 6 not taken // You Deserve Hell
Kloster Poulsen was born in Denmark, 1990. He lives and woks in Copenhagen (DK) and Tokyo (JP).
Matilde Søes Rasmussen — Uprofessionel [Unprofessional]
Rasmussen was born in Denmark, 1990. She lives and works in Gothenburg (SE).
Tina Umer — Danish Mountains
Umer was born in Slovenia, 1991. She lives and works in Gothenburg (SE).
August Eriksson — Kaihogyo
Eriksson was born in Sweden, 1971. He lives and works in Stockholm (SE).
The winner of the Nordic Dummy Award 2018 will be announced at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography (IS) in March 2019. The winning dummy will then be published by Kehrer Verlag in summer 2019.
The Nordic Dummy Award 2018 tour dates
Landskrona Foto Festival (SE) 15-23.09.2018
Fotobok Gbg, Göteborg (SE) 28-29.09.2018
Photobook Week Aarhus / Galleri Image, Aarhus (DK) 04-07.10.2018
Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (FI) 15-28.10.2018
Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu (FI) 05-18.11.2018
Centrum för fotografi, Stockholm (SE) 26.11-16.12.2018
Tromsø Kunstforening (NO) 18-20.01.2019
Galleri Format, Malmö (SE) 28.01-10.02.2019
Fotografisk Center, København (DK) 19.02-03.03.2019
Reykjavik Museum of Photography (IS) 16-26.03.2019 WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT
Kristiansand Kunsthall (NO) / Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen (NO) 08-21.04.2019
Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen (NO) 29.04-12.05.2015
All photos by Allette Ngo Omam Sørensen