DOKFOTO by Eivind H. Natvig

 Parish priest Anders Roslands and his boat at MÂvÊr

Photo by: Eivind H. Natvig/INSTITUTE

It's close to four years ago since I first set foot at Onøy. During the drive south, I realized that night had turned winter to spring and daylight savings had stolen an hour. This wormhole in my personal time-space continuum made me miss the ferry.

It feels like a lifetime ago I first med Anders and Kristine in the doorway, not long before Friday night would redefine itself as Saturday morning. 

Since this odd first meeting, they have become close friends. We have shared more adventures and defining moments than I have with most others. The sharp adrenaline focus of a winter storm at sea when the air taste of salt, Anders´ giggle from jumping a four meter wave with his boat. The absolute presence of the last hymn with a life coming to terms with it's ending. 

These are but a few, and when going through images last week to prepare a talk for DOKFOTO, the memories resurfaced. I have collected some of them and will share stories about the wonderful people and events of Helgeland at Litteraturhuset in Oslo on Friday February 5th.

Hope to see you there.

Come, for all is now ready - Washington Post by Eivind H. Natvig

The Washington Post presented a small selection from "Come, for now all things are ready" this week (link).  
Kenneth Dickerman write about the work: "Through his interactions, Eivind has given us insights into a coastal way of life in Norway that isn’t often seen and is disappearing. Although Eivind likes to say that he is just focusing on ordinary life and that “the normal is more than enough for me,” the end result is anything but ordinary."
For the rest of Kenneths text and more images, go to the Washington Post

European Photo Exhibition Award by Eivind H. Natvig

  Photo: Paolo Marchetti - Marketplace Media Services

Photo: Paolo Marchetti - Marketplace Media Services

For the past six months I have worked with a commission from the European Photo Exhibition Award. A platform of meetings and workshops with an immensly diverse and talented group of european visual artists which will result in a touring group exhibition under the title "Shifting Boundaries". I have used this fortunate opportunity to produce a body of work about migration.

The exhibitions will take place:

May 20th – August 28th 2016:
Paris, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian – Délégation en France

October 15th – December 15th 2016:
Lucca, Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Exhibition Center), Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca

March 3rd – May 1st 2017:
Hamburg, Haus der Photographie der Deichtorhallen

September 21st – October 29th 2017:
Oslo, Nobel Peace Center

You can read more about EPEA through the WEBSITE or through the Fritt Ord Foundation 

You Are Here Now - Exhibition by Eivind H. Natvig

In collaboration with my wonderful publisher Tartaruga we are currently preparing a show in London. The You Are Here Now - journey begun in 2008 and I'm excited to reach a new audience with the work, and present a limited set of screen prints.

Du Er Her No / You Are Here Now, was published by Tartaruga in 2014. The book and a limited set of two-colour screen prints will be on sale throughout the duration of the exhibition. The exhibition has been made possible with support from Fritt Ord and the Norwegian Embassy in London.

The exhibition will be open each day at Fish Bar from 11am to 6pm with the private view on the evening of the 19th, 6.30 - 9.30pm.

 

Summer Print Run by Eivind H. Natvig

 �Eivind H. Natvig/INSTITUTE

I have been on the road more or less constantly for about a year now, and have had limited opportunity to produce works. There are some orders on the books and I will produce and deliver the works later this fall. Get in touch if you are interested in procuring something, and if you are located in the south of Norway I will most probably come to your door myself.