EN/FR

MARTIN BOGREN
Daybreakers

Teenagers are bored stiff in the south of Sweden so young people meet up on the outskirts of the villages for car chases mirroring Rebel without a Cause. Big American cars are not involved but old converted Volvos are used that can be driven from the age of fifteen. The cars form a circle in the yard of a disused factory and the boys take turns to do “burnouts,” they burn their tyres in a strange nuptial dance.

They show off, challenge each other and the engines fill the air with petrol fumes. The games sometimes continue and the boys and girls all sleep together in their cars… Martin Bogren met and then followed these young angel-faced Swedes. He shared their idleness and kinship. A half frame camera producing grainy black and white prints is the only requirement to produce the unique style of this little known photographer.

Exhibition supported by the Swedish Institute.

BIOGRAPHY

Martin Bogren was born in Sweden in 1967. He photographed artists in the 1990s. His first book The Cardigans _Been It was published in 1996 after several years on tour with the group. His work gained recognition in the new millennium with the publication of Ocean. It won the prize for the best photo book in Sweden in 2009. His work belongs to several prestigious private, as well as public collections, including the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Oregon Fine Art Museum. He is represented by Fotografiska in Stockholm and Swedish Photography in Berlin.

PREVIEW


// PREVIEW //

"Daybreakers"
FRIDAY 10th MAY – 5pm / MAISON DE L'IMAGE DOCUMENTAIRE
3 rue Raspail
In the presence of the photographer


// AUTOGRAPHS //

Book signing sessions have been organised in partnership with the bookshop L'Échappée Belle, during previews and at the Chais des Moulins, from 8th to 12th May.

EXHIBITIONS