Hilde Honerud and Jon Hovland: Exercises in Norwegian. Crossing Publishers, 2016
On the occasion of the book Exercises in Norwegian by visual artist Hilde Honerud and sociologist Jon Hovland, Ny Tid has talked to Hilde about portrait photography.
Girl: I think photography can be a way to distance yourself from something, to put something in perspective, so that you can observe, analyze and try to understand something. Portrait photography can be a way of looking at "the others" – at the same time it can help us identify with them and get closer. What creates compassion, and what contributes to alienation?
Hilde: When I work on projects, I always try to find a point that allows for something in common. I experience that the more downward and undramatic I am in the expression, the closer I get to the person watching. Contrary to the news, which tells what to think, I hope my projects can create one. . .
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