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self Portrait
ANOREX / shameless uses Lene Marie Fossen's own tortured body as a canvas for grief, pain and longing in her series of self portraits – relevant both in the documentary self Portrait and in the exhibition Gatekeeper.


Gatekeeper (Exhibition and book)
Lene Marie Fossen
Shoot Gallery, Oslo

The photographer undresses in front of her own camera until there are only bones left. The skinny body's helplessness is heartbreaking. Despite a lifetime of anorexia, the poses Lene Marie Fossen (1986–2019) takes on are both graceful and timeless. The colour, the room, and the staging are like the old masters.

PHOTO: Lene Marie Fossen
PHOTO: Lene Marie Fossen

change Anxiety

Lene Marie Fossen managed to give a face to the disease of anorexia and found a haven from the diagnosis through photography. The raw and exceptional power of her images placed her among today's few international photographic geniuses.

Her images touch on a disturbing point of contact where the fear of life crosses the line of mortality.

The film about her is able to take me close and low-key into her bitter existential struggle. Occasionally I sense. . .

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Ellen Lande
Lande is a film writer and director and a regular writer for Ny Tid.

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