'The timing for this exhibition couldn’t be more appropriate,' in light of the rise of the far right, says Mikael Jansson, who photographed 97 Holocaust survivors who live in Sweden.
Published in Haaretz: https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/.premium.MAGAZINE-replacing-supermodels-with-holocaust-survivors-the-camera-was-shaking-in-my-hands-1.6614224
STOCKHOLM — An extraordinary exhibition opened last week in this city’s municipal cultural center. A show of works by Swedish fashion photographer Mikael Jansson, who has been featured for many years in the most prestigious magazines and campaigns of leading fashion houses. This time, however, Jansson’s images are not of supermodels such as Kaia Gerber and Naomi Campbell or celebrities, such as Victoria and David Beckham or Solange Knowles. Instead, the large hall on the fifth floor of the modernist the Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in the heart of Stockholm displays portraits of 97 Holocaust survivors living in Sweden. Alongside the portraits you can see and hear testimony projected on screens; other survivors’ voices emerging from antique furniture in the center of the hall.
“We conducted a six-month-long investigation to locate the survivors,” Jansson told Haaretz in an interview a few days before the October 18 opening of the exhibition, called “Witnesses.”
להמשיך לקרוא Replacing Supermodels With Holocaust Survivors: 'The Camera Was Shaking in My Hands'