Radashkovichy, Belarus, 2009

Jens Olof Lasthein, Sweden

  • Has published five award-winning books
  • Has had over 50 solo exhibitions, in Europe and internationally
  • Won the Leica Oscar Barnack Award in 2010
  • Also works as a freelance photographer for magazines and newspapers
  • Often focuses on socio-political themes

“My reasons for engaging in a project are always based on curiosity, and I never know where it will take me. Essentially, I need to find surroundings which both resonate and create dissonance with myself, surroundings where I feel both at home and a stranger. I have experienced this contradiction to be a good working condition.”

Website: www.lasthein.se
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