• Terje Abusdal Slash & Burn
  • Terje Abusdal Slash & Burn
  • Terje Abusdal Slash & Burn
  • Terje Abusdal Slash & Burn
  • Terje Abusdal Slash & Burn
  • Terje Abusdal Slash & Burn

Terje Abusdal Slash & Burn

Finnskogen – directly translated as »The Forest of the Finns« – is a large, contiguous forest belt along the Norwegian-Swedish border, where farming families from Finland
settled in the early 1600s. The immigrants – called Forest Finns – were slash-and-burn farmers. This ancient agricultural method yielded plentiful crops, but required large
forested areas as the soil was quickly exhausted. The Forest Finns’ understanding of nature was rooted in an Eastern shamanistic tradition, and they are often associated
with magic and mystery. This photographic project draws on these beliefs while investigating what it means to be a Forest Finn today, some 400 years and twelve generations later.

Terje Abusdal (b. 1978, lives and works in Oslo) is a visual storyteller working mainly on independent projects in the intersection between fact and fiction. He is the winner
of the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Award in 2017. Slash & Burn was finalist at the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award 2017, at Unseen Dummy Award 2017 and Alec Soth’s Juror’s Pick at the Magnum Photography Awards, among others.

Website Terje Abusdal


Hardcover, Swiss binding 19,2 x 24 cm 180 pages 96 color and b/w ills. English Temporarily not available ISBN 978-3-86828-851-3 2018

Artist:

Terje Abusdal

Texts:

Terje Abusdal, Birger Nesholen, Aaron Schuman

Design:

Teun van der Heijden

Awards

Winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017, awarded to professional photographers by an international jury.

Winning book of the Nordic Dummy Award 2017, annually awarded by Fotogalleriet, Oslo. The Nordic Dummy Award 2017 receives financial support by The Norwegian Photographic Fund and The Nordic Culture Fund.

Winner of the Guernsey Photography Festival | Raven Russia International Photography Competition 2018

Exhibitions

Noorderlicht International Photofestival
23.06. – 23.09.2018

Jaipur Photo Festival, Jaipur, India
23.02 – 04.03.2018

Finnskogutstillingen, Forest of the Finns, Norway
09.03 – 11.03.2018

Paris Photo 2017, Grand Palais, Paris, France
09.11 - 12.11.2017

Cortona On The Move Festival, Italy
13.07. – 01.20.2017

Krakow Photomonth Festival, Poland
19.05. – 18.06.2017

Nordic Dummy Award 2017 Tour
:
Museum of Photography, Reykjavik, Island
18.01. – 21.01.2018
Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway
29.01. – 11.02.2018
The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finnland
19.02. – 11.03.2018
Fotogalleriet [format], Malmö, Sweden
16.03. – 25.03.2018

Book Signings

Slash & Burn
Book Launch + Signing
Kehrer Pop-Up Gallery, Arles
5.07. 2018, 16.30

Book Launch + Presentation
Khartoum Contemporary Art Center (KCAC), Oslo
15.09.2018, 17.00

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