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MFA Photography

Marie Barthelsson

Suddenly, through an opening, the spring light fell into the room.


Marie Barthelsson works with staged photography and has over a two-year period transformed her living room and local environment into a photo studio. Barthelsson has used the portrait studio’s backgrounds, studio lighting and props to create different scenes.

Barthelsson explains that the photographs are a kind of diary entry that recounts a period of perceived seclusion in life. The starting point for this series has been her own experiences and memories. In the creation of the images, it has been important to try to shape inner feelings and Barthelsson says that in the project she has asked the question of whether she has allowed her reality to be distorted. If it is the case that someone else’s reality has guided her experiences, then how can she take back her own memories?