The Copenhagen based photo school, Fatamorgana, is live with this year’s summer exhibition with students’ final projects on display. Alter Ego sneaked in a moment before opening and sought out a handfull of young and excited photographers.
The air is suspended with anticipation at Råhuset. Photographers watching fellow photographers watching their photographies. One of them gives us a tour and elaborates on individual pieces as well as the outline of the school and assignments.
The variety of all these factors reveals a great diversity in the students’ choice of topic as well as work methods
Subjects of the photo series are chosen by the photographers themselves, as well as choice of print method, -size and display composition. Video too. The variety of all these factors reveals a great diversity in the students’ choice of topic as well as work methods.
Photo: Mathias Skafte
Here, a few favourite picks.
is Italian and a well-traveled lady. Her photoserie includes shots from Russia, Italy, Japan and so on, whilst this moment was actually captured in the suburbs of Copenhagen. A mouse roamed the family house during christmas and traps were prepared. Eventually, inevitably, the mouse was caught, broke free and fled some 17 steps before ultimately bleeding out as the climax of its very own trajectory.
The rest of her works holds a similar sense of sentimentality. Less brutal though.
Photo: Sara Zanella
presents his photo series ‘OIL’. His family moved from country to country in his father’s search for oil, and all photos portrait places from this childhood. These (otherwise unremarkable) spots have a very delicate atmospheric touch and attention, supporting its nostalgic origin.
Photo: August Wille
is but 18 years old and thereby the youngest student at Fatamorgana. She explains how emotions of her own can be portrayed through others, in most cases friends and family. Her approach to photography has the kind of personal touch and experimentation you would hope to find at an exhibition like this.
Photo: Christine Lorenzen
Fatamorganas summer exhibition is open until June 12th. And, well worth as visit.