Martin Bogren

From the series Italia
Year: 2015

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Year: 2014

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From the series Italia
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From the series Italia
Year: 2014

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From the series Italia
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From the series Italia
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From the series Italia
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From the series Italia
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From the series Italia
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From the series Italia
Year: 2013

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From the series Italia
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From the series Italia
Year: 2013

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From the series Italia
Year: 2014

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From the series Italia
Year: 2013

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From the series Italia
Year: 2013

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From the series Italia
Year: 2014

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From the series August Song
Year: 2016

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From the series August Song
Year: 2016

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From the series August Song
Year: 2015

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From the series Hollow
Year: 2016

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From the series Hollow
Year: 2015

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From the series Hollow
Year: 2015

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From the series Passengers
Year: 2019

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From the series Passengers
Year: 2018

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From the series Passengers
Year: 2018

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From the series Passengers
Year: 2020

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From the series Passengers
Year: 2019

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From the series Passengers
Year: 2020

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From the series Passengers
Year: 2019

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Sweden, 2021

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From the series Metropolia
Year: 2018

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From the series Metropolia
Year: 2017

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From the series Metropolia
Year: 2017

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Swedish photographer born in 1967, based in Malmö (Sweden).
In the 1990s, Martin Bogren developed a personal approach of documentary photography by following Swedish musicians and artists on stage, tour, and studio. His first book The Cardigans – Been It, published at the top of the group’s success in 1996, reveals his work and launches his career.
Martin Bogren however aims at going beyond assignments and music field: he focuses on more personal photographic work developing his own unique writing.
Intimate accounts (Hollow, 2019, August Song, 2019), travels encounters, (Passengers, 2021, Notes, 2008, Italia, 2016), joy of first discoveries (Ocean, 2008), or teenage spleen (Lowlands, 2011, Tractors boys, 2013, Embraces, 2014): through grainy black-and-white and highly grey nuanced photographs, he succeeds in combining a documentary approach with a sensitive and poetic expression of his subjective vision.
Martin Bogren “manages not to disrupt the world into which he immerses himself, with decency, with attention and acuity, and with respect, without judging –holding his breath.” (Christian Caujolle).
He received many grants and prestigious awards, amongst them the Coup de Cœur at Rencontres d’Arles in France and the Scanpix Photography Award in Sweden.
His photos have been exhibited all over the world and are represented in several public and private collections – including Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Oregon Art Museum in Portland and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.

METROPOLIA

19 x 25,5 cm

96 pages

51 b&w and colour photographs

 

In this urban wandering between dream and reality, Martin Bogren includes for the first time some color photographs that come punctuate the black and whites: “The use of color was a way to be rebel against myself – as the photographer explains – to see if I could do something totally new. With black-and-white, I had begun to know a little too much about what I was doing, while color was like a foreign language that I learned slowly. But to tell you the truth, my color images are very monochromatic.”

PASSENGERS

20 x 26,2 cm
92 pages
50 photographs in color and b&w

 

“When, for a moment, we silence our minds and stop trying to understand, knowledge arises, without thought, without judgment, accusation or fear.

So we see beauty for itself, without the need for analysis or mastery. And we know who we really are. In the meantime, we are just passing through.” M.B

HOLLOW

Hollow (2008-2018)
During his youth, the Swedish photographer Martin Bogren learnt to cope with the long Swedish winters and lack of daylight. He describes it as a ‘state of waiting’. Bogren’s series HOLLOW sketches his personal, subjective experience of this period, which takes place in a figurative winter landscape, somewhere in Northern Europe. The winter levels off human emotions and brings people into a state of slumber, a form of loneliness which is something in between desire and waiting. It is a comfortable emptiness, says Bogren, while we wait – for something that must start or rather must end.

 

Swedish Photo Book Prize, 2021

AUGUST SONG

“I photographed August Song during summers 2013- 1018 in rural parts of Sweden; venues hidden in the woods on the outskirts of the villages. A winding road leading into the forest, hidden away on its own and divided by a fence from the world out there / the outside world.

At the back, a stage with an orchestra playing patiently through the night. Two slow dances and then two quick – song after song; all of them about love, while the crowd move slowly around the floor.

Surrounding it all a fence, and on the outside a parking lot hidden secretly underneath the pines. A place to get dressed, putting make- up on, fight, drink and make love. Above, a dull summer night wich never completely hides the going on in the hollow.” M.B.

ITALIA

Award-winning photographer Martin Bogren have spent three years in Italy to create an image document of the country and its inhabitants. The result is a tender, almost romantic portrayal of Italy, an outer and inner journey in a country that can fit in memory, thoughts, feelings and dreams.

The images are at once raw and delicate, opposites come together in the dreamy atmosphere rich characterizes Martin Bogrens uniqueness as a photographer. Published simultaneously in Sweden, the UK, France and the United States.

TRACTOR BOYS

Youngsters meet, racing their tractorcars, burning tyremarks into the warm summer asphalt. The smell of rubber, oil and souped-up engines fills the air. Cars form a circle as the boys take turns in the middle. It is a game, showing their skills, showing off to the girls. Strength is measured and proved – as if in a ritual mating dance.

OCEAN

“There is no sea in Rajasthan. The journey from the inner of India took almost one day and a night. Thousand miles on lousy roads. The bus arrived an hour ago. A new day breaks over the Indian Ocean. It is the first time they touch the sea.”

In Ocean Martin Bogren tells about the men who had never seen the sea and their meeting with cascades of water on the shore in Goa, January 2007.

 

Shortlisted Arles Contemporary Book Award 2009
Honourable mention by the jury for the Swedish Photobook Award 2009.