“In the Shadow of the Pyramids” by Laura El-Tantawy

It was the winter of 2010-2011. Humanity was rising. In 7-9 months we would have the Occupy Movement, now it was the Arab Spring: Protests, masses and the social media. Hope. Change. Something good in this world that was worth fighting for. Against this backdrop the work of Laura El-Tantawy suddenly fell into my world. …

DokFoto 2015 – Day 1

war in Gaza, wine, tea, coffee, heavy breathing, books and surprisingly few technical problems. It’s time for DokFoto 2015, Litteraturhuset Oslo. An annual two-day documentary photography festival.

Presenting Utopia(s)

“What unites utopians, and gives to utopian theory its distinctive emphasis, is the assumption that there is nothing in man, nature or society that cannot be so ordered as to bring about a more or less permanent state of material plenty, social harmony and individual fulfilment.” – Krishan Kumar In everyday speech the word utopian …