September 17, 2022—January 15, 2023
Tunnvalvet, floor 0. Free admission
Lennart af Petersens Prize 2021
Angelica Elliott is the 2021 recipient of the Lennart af Petersen Prize. It was established in 2003 and is the Stockholm City’s photo prize in the name of photographer Lennart af Petersens. The prize is intended to reward a photographer who in a personal and artistic way tells something significant about the city as a living environment. The prize money is SEK 100,000 and the prize winner will also have the opportunity to exhibit his or her works at the City Museum.
Motivation of the jury:
“In her photos from Rågsved, south of Stockholm, the photographer Angelica Elliott has in a deeply personal way reflected everyday life, the environments and friends in her hometown. Elliott works in a strong tradition in Swedish photography, which based on a documentary approach creates subjective and artistic projects in both color and black and white.”
“I needed to move, start again. It was seven years ago, after a traumatic loss. My new home became Rågsved, south of Stockholm. I started taking photographs of my everyday life, my friends and people who live here. I wanted to get to know the place — and myself again. I have grown very attached to and formed a deep love for this neighbourhood. I have found a kind of community and an honesty that makes me feel safe. It is my home.”
Angelica Elliott has always photographed analog, with film development and copying in darkrooms:
— I already have the finished image ready in my head and do not have to see it directly in the camera when I shoot. In addition, I appreciate the slow development and copying process that comes with working analog, it becomes almost like a form of meditation.
Photo in focus, artist talk
Saturday October 1 at 3—3.30pm
In the exhibition, floor 0. Free admission