Andrea Gjestvang – Everybody Knows This is Nowhere

Photographs ©Andrea Gjestvang

This project explores the restless lives of adolescents growing up in Finnmark, the northernmost part of Norway. To a large extent Norway’s increasing wealth is due to fish, oil and minerals from this part of the country; yet several small communities are left as nowhere lands were local prospects may be limited. Privatization of the fishing industry in the 70’s made unemployment, the abandonment of fish factories and depopulation a part of reality.

I discovered Andrea Gjestvang’s project through PDN 30 (Congrats!) and was intrigued by the moody photographs from Norway.

  • Keith Dotson

    Brilliant shots. I, for one, am glad we see the kid in mid air and not what happened next.