Whether it’s an acid portrait of Sweden, of the nightmarish world of offices, or the distressing uniformity of suburban residential areas, or the situation of marginalized people in a country vaunted for its social protection system, in a strange city near the Arctic Circle, Lars Tunbjörk has completely left behind the black and white of his early years. He was working at the time for daily and weekly newspapers. Today he only rarely responds to media requests. All of his energy is focused on the exploration of color, which he handles with a deep knowledge learned from the American photographers of the 1970s. This is the starting point for an interrogation of the world, more a series of questions than findings. He develops them without pessimism, but with undeniable affliction, which he treats with a scathing sense of humor.
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